Friday, 16 July 2021


Your hardwood floor brand has been installed and is now ready for you to finish.

It doesn't take much to keep it looking great. As with all hardwood flooring, oak flooring can be maintained in excellent condition for many years.

Choose the right finish

Before your flooring is installed, it is important to choose the right finish for your home. You should consider that not everyone wants the same flooring look or has the same amount of activity. This will impact the finish you choose.

A lacquer will give your floors a range of finishes, from a matte finish to a high-gloss finish depending on the choice. It is also very easy to maintain. A oil finish will give your floors a more natural, "soaked in" look. This can be patched up if necessary.

Protect your Hardwood Floor From Furniture

Furniture is the main cause of scratches and marks on solid oak flooring, apart from pets and certain shoes. Furniture can leave permanent marks if they are moved in large quantities, whether intentionally or not. Even simple movements like getting up from a chair could cause damage to your floors. Invest in felt covers to protect your furniture's bottom. These inexpensive felt covers can be easily attached to the legs and tables of sofas, chairs, and tables. They act as a buffer between your furniture, and the floor. You should always lift heavy furniture from a hardwood floor room.

Learn How to Clean Solid Oak Flooring

Solid oak flooring can be easily cleaned and maintained in a good condition. First, sweep the floor with a brush. This will remove dirt and dust every few days depending on how much footfall is in the area. This step can be done with a vacuumer, but you need to make sure you have the right attachment for wooden floors. Otherwise, it could cause scratches.

You can mop wooden floors more often if you want to get a deeper clean. However, it is best to use a damp mop instead of a wet mop.

Friday, 11 May 2018


Hardwood flooring can accommodate just about any area in your house, using a huge selection of woods and finishes available to select from. They are durable and even create their beauty further with age.

With the new year quickly approaching, we have assembled a choice of hardwood flooring that will look great in your home.


This beautiful multitoned oak hardwood floor would be ideal for a hallway or entry space. Its striking selection of organic colors create quite the impression, without drawing far too much attention from other features within the room.

Its colours also grow further with age, which makes it become even more beautiful and striking. Oak is highly durable, so any moody boots or shoes will not impact its condition and lifespan. Oak hardwood flooring are also quite easy to clean and require little maintenance.


This light and glistening walnut hardwood flooring is very good for creating space in small rooms. Its wax finish reflects natural light around the area, creating the illusion of distance. Its 3 strip grade also can help create distance, because the large density of wood pieces make rooms feel wider and darker.

Its surface gives off a light golden glow that helps create material in a space. It's highly durable and has a lifetime of well over 35 years.


This dark and rich walnut hardwood floor would go perfectly in any contemporary or modern living
room. Its warm deep glow offers a juxtapose position to light whites, greys and cream walls. Its texture also deflects light quite well, helping to make the illusion of space.

For high traffic dwelling spaces, for example open plan kitchens or lounges, this durable material will suit well and continue for a long time to come. Walnut is also a popular choice as the natural lines, knots and rings within the graining incorporate a unique and interesting design to every hardwood floor.


Jarrah is an unusual fashion of hardwood floors, which is highly durable and hardwearing. It's an Australian hardwood species that is becoming more and more popular for people that want to stay away from the more traditional hardwood floors. It functions well in contemporary dining places, including a rich feel to the space.

Its collection of reds and oranges that are deep grow overtime as it evolves, turning colours into dark burgundy and deep red shades.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Hardwood Flooring in the Kitchen

Hardwood flooring is stunning, easy to keep, and functions well in a vast array of layout plans. If you're looking for a new floor to your kitchen, consider hardwood flooring. Due to the amount of moisture that is often present in a kitchen, specific timber species are better-suited for the occupation than many others. Here are two or three wood species that produce very good kitchen floors.

Brazilian Cherry

Brazilian cherry is regarded as one of the toughest kinds of hardwood floors out there. Because of its profound red-brown color and character marks, it camouflages dirt and scuffs well. Additionally, it has a Janka hardness rating of 2350, therefore it is fairly robust and can easily stand up to the high traffic of a kitchen.


Oak has been one of the most popular wood species for floors for hundreds of years, and it will make a great addition to your kitchen. Oak has a number of grain patterns and looks beautiful by many different finishes. It is not as difficult as Brazilian Cherry, however it is still plenty tough enough to resist kitchen foot visitors.


Bamboo is one of the most cost-effective kinds of flooring. It requires hardly any time to grow, so it's a good environmentally friendly alternative to traditional hardwood floors. It's offered in shades ranging from light tan to dark, chestnut-like brown therefore it will be easy to locate the ideal bamboo floor for your kitchen.


Acacia flooring have a distinct appearance because of the exceptional character markings from the wood. It stands up to dents, dirt, and scratches well and is a great, durable flooring choice. Acacia wood varies in color, so it will match whatever design or color scheme you select for your kitchen.

Hardwood Floor Sanding and Maintenance from Floor Sanding Mitcham.

At  Floor Sanding Mitcham our commitment to top quality services is clear in all we do, which explains precisely why our customers consistently rate us as one of the best builders in the area. If you are ready to speak with someone about your hardwood floors project, we would like to hear from you! Get in touch with us 020 8099 9465 or send us a message here.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

The Best Ways to Clean Hardwood Floors

-Prep your floor for cleaning by sweeping or dust-mopping to get rid of large particles of dirt and debris.
-Use a pH neutral cleaner that will be gentle on your hardwood floors.
-Use a fine spray mist to clean your floor in sections. Avoid putting too much liquid on your floors.
-Use a microfiber mop to clean. Traditional mops can work, but they can leave excess water on your floors.
-Skip using white vinegar and water to clean your floors. Using a specially formulated hardwood floor care cleaner is a smart way to maintain the beauty and look of your floors.

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