Old Homes and Hardwood Floors.

Old Homes and Hardwood Floors.

Floor Sanding and Polishing Sydney

Many modern building have chipboard (particle board) for floors. Even when there is carpet, vinyl, or other materials on top there is usually a chipboard surface behind this. Occasionally (as in bathrooms) there might be a cement floor.

Older homes were different. The wooden floors were made of solid timber, even when there was carpet or vinyl or linoleum on top. That was simply the way almost all houses were made up until the 1970, and sometimes even latter. Chipboard became popular when carpets were ubiquitous. Chipboard was cheap, and if there was carpet or another floor surface on top then nobody had to look at the ugly chipboard.

Or course this means that many older buildings have fine hardwood floor under their old carpets. and because the hardwood was kept under the carpet all these years it is still in good condition.

If you remove the old carpets you can have the hardwood polished to make a very impressive looking floor. Even cheaper hardwood of yesteryear looks surprisingly good when polished, and perhaps sanded if it has been damaged.

Home renovations have become popular over the last generation, at least partially because of reality TV shows. If we want to restore an old home or even just a single room, then re-polishing hardwood floors and painting walls may be 90% of the changes.

Floor Sanding and Polishing Sydney

Re-sanding and re-polishing can make an old hardwood floor look like new. Consider this if you want to give a home or room a makeover.

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