If you bought a home which luckily
came with polished timber floorboards or if you are still deciding whether or
not installing polished timber floors is right for you, then consider these
points about timber flooring relative to laying carpets.
We mentioned you were ‘lucky’ to buy
a home with polished floorboards as this type of flooring is beneficial for a
variety of reasons. In the first instance, polished wooden floorboards are much
safer and cleaner for you and your family. If you have a household with pets or
smokers, then carcinogenic toxins and germs are more likely to lodge in the
carpets, posing a health risk to everyone in the household. It is also known
that certain viruses can lodge and survive in carpets for as long as a
month. And the same is true with regards
to mould. This is an important issue to
consider, particularly in households where there are infants who crawl on the
Even carpet vacuuming can be
hazardous for your health: many vacuum cleaners collect the dust from the floor
but can then within themselves create a bacterial breeding ground once it is
gathered and sits inside the vacuum cleaner for a time. And when the vacuum cleaner is switched on
for use again, some of these germs, which can be the same type of germs found
in the bathroom after the toilet has been flushed, can be transmitted into the
air throughout the house. Needless to
say, this can make you and your family sick.
On the other hand, polished
floorboards are fast and simple to keep clean and this surface will not
incubate germs the way carpet can. If you have pets or children (and especially
toddlers), then polished timber floors are the better option for the small
messes that regularly tend to be made.
Aside from the elegance of having
polished floorboards, this type of flooring also lasts a great deal longer than
carpets. And while polished wooden floorboards will outlast even the most
premium carpets, just like everything else in your house, regular upkeep is needed
to ensure longevity.
In order to restore or maintain your
wooden floors, it is important to keep up with sanding and polishing once in a
while. How often this is needed depends on how much traffic the particular
floor is subjected to, but this is normally done several years in between when
Of course, you could take a risk and
do the wooden floor sanding and polishing on your own, but there are some
compelling reasons why you should leave this to an expert. At 5 Star Flooring, we have come to the
rescue of many a person who has undertaken a DIY project, only to find that
inadequate equipment and inadequate skill has caused more damage than good. We recommend hiring a professional who can
give you a guaranteed great finish, and do so efficiently, so you are not
indisplaced from your home or office for too long. A professional can maintain or restore your
timber floors in little time without compromising the quality of the finish.
And you will be surprised at how reasonable the prices are even for seasoned
The cost of having your timber
floors sanded and polished does vary slightly depending how much repair work is
needed and the overall condition of the floorboards to achieve a renewed smooth
surface. At 5 Star Flooring, we have the knowledge and experience to meet any
unexpected challenge which may present itself as well as the high-tech gear and
best products for each job.
We aim to sand, polish and prepare
floors to endure high traffic while also making them as aesthetically pleasing
as is possible. Floors that we sand and polish are designed to last you many
years to come. The hundreds of happy customers and numerous positive
testimonials are proof you are in good hands when you hire us.
And once your floorboards are
completed, we give you expert, up-to-date advice on the best methods to
maintain them in top condition. What this means oftentimes, is a simple
cleaning routine of gently brooming and mopping the surface.
Get in touch with us today to
discuss the removal of current flooring such as carpets and the sanding,
polishing and maintenance of existing floorboards.