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Hello! Been a while since I have posted on here so it’s about time I made a post. This time it’s concerning something that I think quite often scares people when they are trying to sand their floors. That is sparks coming out from under the machine, whether the floor sander or the edge sander. … Continued

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I recently posted in my blog about a UK tool hire chain called HSS tool hire. That post wasn’t the most flattering to HSS and unfortunately this brief post isn’t going to be too dissimilar.   I have no experience with Home Depot, but as I was writing my blog post about HSS, I suspected … Continued

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HSS Tool Hire is a UK based tool hire chain that hires out all types of power tools and machinery, they are one of the biggest tool hire chains in the UK. I want to go over some of my experiences and findings with HSS, so this post is mostly focused on UK readers. I … Continued

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The very first video I posted on youtube went viral. In it, I talked about how to refinish a wood floor without sanding and when this is possible. One important distinction is whether your current floor finish is oil or lacquer. Naturally, I get countless emails and comments on my youtube videos from people wanting … Continued

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Whenever someone calls me to get a quote for floor sanding and they have engineered wood flooring, they often ask me if it’s even possible first. To be fair, it’s an understandable question, you only have some 4 to 8 millimetres of real hardwood to work with. You might sand straight through to the plywood! Can … Continued

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Click here to learn how I sand and refinish wood floors. I recently had the pleasure of sanding and refinishing a bamboo floor which I have not done for a few years. Believe it or not, I get a lot of questions about refinishing bamboo floors. So I took the opportunity to create this blog … Continued

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What is Hardwax Oil? I do get asked this quite a lot. It is a relatively new product or concept so it does need explanation. Most people are familiar with Waxes, often associated with furniture, which you rub in to the surface of the wood. Most are also familiar with Oil, such as Danish oil, with … Continued

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I recently had a call to go and look at a floor that had been sanded by a builder… Straight away I knew what to expect; old varnish left on certain parts of the floor that dip down slightly, drum marks all over the place from where they have stopped with the sander before lifting … Continued

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Should you sand your own floor or hire a professional? For anyone renovating or redecorating their home, deciding which tasks to take on themselves and which to hire a professional for can be difficult. Cost is often the driving factor but there are many other things to take into consideration; level of skill required to carry … Continued



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