Wooden Floor Sanding in the Different Seasons

You might not think about the seasons when carrying out wooden floor sanding, but it can be an important factor! UK seasons come with varying climate conditions. This can have a direct impact on your wooden floor itself, as well as the sanding process. Keep reading to learn about how each season impacts your wooden floor!

What is Wooden Floor Sanding?

Over time, your wooden floors can become dull and damaged due to years of constant use. You might want to consider wooden floor sanding if your floor has lost its shine and you want to restore its former glory. Floor sanding removes the top layer of the wood, usually just the varnish and a thin layer of the wood underneath. This removes any imperfections in the wood, creating a completely new, smooth surface. Once the floor has been sanded, a wood stain can be applied before a top coat of varnish is applied to seal the wood. Here at RYANS, we can complete this floor sanding process in just three days!

Wood Sanding in Spring

Spring is commonly associated with a lot of rain, as the saying goes, ‘April showers bring May flowers’. You might be tempted to renovate your home alongside your Spring cleaning, but it might be a good idea to delay your refurbishment plans – here’s why. A wooden floor is extremely sensitive to higher moisture levels, sometimes causing it to expand. Expansion can lead to fragile boards and even breakages. Attempting to sand your wooden floor during this season could be a bad decision. Of course, if a professional has assessed your floor and given your renovation project the go-ahead, feel free to continue! 

Wood Sanding in Summer

Summer is the best time to start your renovation project. Weather conditions are pretty mild in this season, with less moisture and humidity causing the floorboards to expand. With a more consistent temperature, the environment is much more appropriate for wooden floor sanding. The wood won’t be responding to varying weather conditions (hopefully, we all know what the British weather can be like), so there’s less risk of your floorboards splitting. As well as this, you’ll likely be spending less time in your home, whether you’re off on holiday or just spending more time outside in the sun. During this time, the professionals can get to work on your wooden floor sanding project, allowing more time for varnishes to dry, disrupting your life as little as possible.

Wood Sanding in Autumn

If you’ve missed the summer season, there’s no need to worry, autumn is also an ideal time to carry out your floor renovation project. So long as this autumn season doesn’t have more rainy showers than usual, the conditions should be ideal for wood sanding. It’s best to pick a time during early autumn, otherwise, the conditions could become similar to that of spring.

Wood Sanding in Winter

Generally, we spend the most amount of time in our homes during the winter. Carrying out a renovation project during these winter months could interfere with your home life more than the other seasons, so this is something to consider. Noisy machinery and reduced access to the rooms being worked on may impact you and your family. Colder weather could also be the reason for reduced efficiency, preparing a room for work and allowing enough ventilation for suitable drying conditions can be more difficult. This could lead to the project taking longer. Of course, it’s entirely possible to carry out wooden floor sanding in the winter, but we’d highly recommend doing so in the summer months.

Interested in having your hardwood floor restored? We can help! Here at RYANS, we have over 40 years of experience in wooden floor restoration. Our team of expert engineers will be happy to help you with your refurbishment project! Get in touch with us today by giving us a call on 01823 674562 or by visiting our contact page.