Professional Floor Sanding


  • ZYour home is left clean and tidy
  • ZExpert care and restorations
  • ZOur equipment sucks up the dust during sanding
  • ZFree floor care kit with service
  • ZFully Insured

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Are You Looking for a Wood Floor Sanding Company in London?


Welcome to Sanding Wood Floors, where we specialize in professional floor sanding services in the heart of London. With years of expertise and a passion for transforming spaces, we offer unparalleled floor restoration services to rejuvenate the beauty of your wooden floors. Our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction has made us a trusted choice for floor sanding in London. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore why Sanding Wood Floors is your ideal partner for floor sanding and how we can bring the best out of your wooden floors.

Embark on a journey to revive your wooden floors with Sanding Wood floors, London’s premier choice for professional floor sanding services. Our dedicated team combines traditional craftsmanship with modern techniques to deliver exceptional results that not only enhance the beauty of your floors but also enrich the overall ambiance of your home or business. As experts in the field, we understand the nuances of various wood types and the unique charm of London’s diverse properties, ensuring a customized approach to each project. Join us as we delve into the art of floor sanding and how our services can transform your space.

Professional floor sanding in Ladbroke Grove, showcasing meticulous craftsmanship, with machinery and wooden planks in a sunlit room, highlighting restoration process.


Years of Experience

At Sanding Wood Floors in  London​, we offer a wide variety of services to cater to your wood flooring needs, which include:

To create the ideal look for your floors, we also offer a range of finishes, including Osmo and Pallmann Hardwax, Bona Traffic HD, Junckers Strong, HP Commercial Lacquer, and stains from Morrells, Bona Craft Oils, Rustins, and Myland.

As the leading service company in London, we strive to continue providing our clients with beautifully restored wooden floors that enhance the appearance and ambiance of their homes.

Why Choose Us for Floor Sanding in London?


In a bustling city like London, choosing the right professionals for floor sanding is crucial. Sanding Wood Floors stands out for several reasons:

  • Local Expertise: Understanding London’s diverse architectural styles and floor types.
  • Quality Craftsmanship: Skilled professionals committed to delivering superior results.
  • Advanced Technology: Utilizing the latest sanding equipment for efficient and precise work.
  • Eco-Friendly Options: Offering sustainable and environmentally friendly finishing products.
  • Customer-Centric Approach: We prioritize your needs and preferences throughout the process.


Our Floor Sanding Process in London

At Sanding Wood Floors, we pride ourselves on a meticulous floor sanding process, tailored to the unique needs of each London home or business. Here’s how we do it:

  1. Assessment: Our experts begin with a thorough assessment of your floors to determine the best approach.
  2. Preparation: We prepare the area, ensuring minimal disruption and dust.
  3. Sanding: Using advanced equipment, we sand your floors evenly, removing old coatings and smoothing out imperfections.
  4. Finishing: We apply high-quality finishes for protection and aesthetics, from natural oils to durable varnishes.
  5. Clean-Up: Our team ensures a spotless finish, leaving your space clean and dust-free.

Each step is carried out with the utmost care, ensuring a flawless finish every time.

Expert from Professional Floor Sanding in Cannon Street EC2 using a machine to restore and polish a wooden floor, revealing its natural beauty and grain detail.

Here’s what some of our satisfied customers have to say about their experience with us:


Olivia Thompson, Hampstead
“Absolutely thrilled with the floor sanding job done by Sanding Wood floors in our Hampstead home. The team was professional, friendly, and incredibly efficient. They transformed our worn-out wooden floors into something truly spectacular. The attention to detail and the care they took with our home was exceptional. Highly recommend!”

David Clarkson, Shoreditch – Owner of Clarkson’s Café
“As a café owner in Shoreditch, maintaining a chic, inviting space is crucial for attracting customers. Sanding Wood floors did an outstanding job with the floor sanding in our establishment. Their team worked around our business hours, causing minimal disruption. The result? Beautiful, durable floors that have received numerous compliments from our patrons. A big thanks to the team!”

Sarah and Michael Jenkins, Richmond
“Choosing Sanding Wood floors for our floor sanding needs in Richmond was the best decision we could have made. The transformation of our living room floor is beyond what we expected. It’s not just the quality of work but also their customer service that sets them apart. The team was respectful, punctual, and incredibly tidy. Our home looks renewed!”

Jane Foster, Islington – Interior Designer
“As an interior designer, I’m always on the lookout for skilled tradespeople. Sanding Wood floors exceeded my expectations with their floor sanding service for a recent project in Islington. Their craftsmanship, attention to detail, and ability to match the floors to the design concept were remarkable. They’re now my go-to recommendation for clients!”

Marcus Leighton, Canary Wharf – Office Manager
“Our office in Canary Wharf needed a floor revamp, and Sanding Wood floors delivered exactly that. Their professional approach, coupled with their use of cutting-edge technology, made the process seamless and efficient. The team’s flexibility to work outside office hours was a huge plus, minimizing disruption to our operations. The final result is a stunning, high-quality floor that has elevated our office environment.”​

Modern kitchen with beige cabinets and a dining area with turquoise chairs, set upon a professionally sanded light wooden floor in Merton, SW19.

Hiring a Professional Floor Sanding Company vs. a DIY Floor Sanding Project: Which One Is Right for You?


Deciding between hiring a professional floor sanding company and tackling the project yourself can be a significant decision. Both options have their advantages and disadvantages, and the right choice ultimately depends on your specific situation, budget, skills, and expectations. Below, we explore the pros and cons of each approach to help you make an informed decision.

Hiring a Professional Floor Sanding Company:


  1. Expertise and Experience: Professional floor sanders bring years of experience and expertise to the job, ensuring high-quality results. They know how to handle different wood types, deal with imperfections, and apply the right finishes.
  2. Time-Saving: A professional team can complete the job more quickly than a DIY-er, saving you time and allowing you to enjoy your refurbished floors sooner.
  3. Advanced Equipment: Professionals use industrial-grade sanding machines, which are more powerful and efficient than the equipment available for rental.
  4. Dust Control: Professional sanders typically use dustless sanding equipment, which minimizes the amount of dust created during the process.
  5. Guaranteed Results: Most professional companies offer guarantees or warranties on their work, providing peace of mind.
  6. Safety: Sanding floors involve some risks, from handling heavy equipment to dealing with dust particles. Professionals are trained to handle these risks safely.


  1. Cost: Hiring professionals is generally more expensive than doing the job yourself.
  2. Scheduling: You may need to work around the company’s schedule, which might not be as convenient as doing it yourself.


DIY Floor Sanding Project:


  1. Cost Savings: Doing the job yourself can be less expensive, especially if you already have some necessary tools.
  2. Flexibility: You can work on your own schedule and pace, breaking the project into smaller tasks if needed.
  3. Personal Satisfaction: Completing the project yourself can provide a sense of achievement and satisfaction.


  1. Learning Curve: If you’ve never sanded floors before, there’s a significant learning curve, and mistakes can be costly.
  2. Time-Consuming: Without professional experience and equipment, the job will likely take longer to complete.
  3. Potential for Mistakes: Inexperienced sanders might damage the floors, leading to costly repairs.
  4. Limited Equipment: The equipment available for rental is typically not as advanced or efficient as professional-grade tools.
  5. Dust and Cleanup: Managing dust and cleaning up after the job can be challenging without professional dust control systems.
  6. No Work Guarantee: If something goes wrong, you are responsible for fixing any mistakes, which could potentially be more costly than hiring professionals in the first place.



If you have the time, are willing to learn, and are up for the challenge, a DIY floor sanding project might be a rewarding endeavor. However, if you’re looking for guaranteed results, efficiency, and a hassle-free experience, hiring a professional floor sanding company is the way to go. In  London, numerous reputable companies specialize in floor sanding, and they can provide you with the expertise and quality results your floors deserve.

Craftsman in Bishopsgate EC2 applying finish to a sanded wooden floor, using a roller, showcasing expertise in professional floor sanding services.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is floor sanding and why is it necessary?

Floor sanding is the process of removing the top surface of a wooden floor by sanding it down with abrasive materials. Over time, wooden floors can become scratched, stained, or damaged. Sanding rejuvenates the floor, making it smoother and preparing it for refinishing, thereby enhancing its appearance and lifespan.

How often should I sand my floors?

The frequency depends on the type of wood, the finish applied, foot traffic, and care practices. On average, a wooden floor might need sanding every 7-10 years, but high-traffic areas might require attention sooner.

Do you offer floor sanding services for both residential and commercial properties?

Yes, we provide expert floor sanding services for a variety of properties, including homes, offices, cafes, and more across London.

How long does the floor sanding process take?

The duration varies depending on the size of the space, the condition of the floors, and the specific requirements of the job. For an average-sized room, it might take 1-2 days to complete the sanding and an additional 1-2 days for finishing.

Can you sand and refinish all types of wooden floors?

Most wooden floors can be sanded and refinished. However, some engineered floors have a thin veneer that may limit the number of times they can be sanded. We will assess your floor type and provide recommendations accordingly.

Is there a lot of dust involved?

While traditional floor sanding can be dusty, we use advanced equipment that captures up to 98% of the airborne dust generated, ensuring a cleaner and healthier process.

How Can I Prepare My Home for Floor Sanding?

Prepare your home by removing all furniture and belongings from the area. Ensure that the space is clean and free from dust. It’s also advisable to seal off the work area to prevent dust from spreading to other parts of your home.

Do I need to move my furniture before you start?

Yes, it’s best if the room is clear of furniture. If needed, we can discuss arrangements to assist with moving larger pieces.

Can I stay in my home during the sanding process?

While you can stay in your home, we recommend limiting foot traffic in the areas being worked on. There might also be some noise and minimal dust, so some clients prefer to be away during the process.

How Soon Can I Walk on the Floors After Sanding?

You can walk on the floors after the final coat of finish has dried, which usually takes 24-48 hours. However, it’s advisable to wait a few days before placing furniture back on the floors.

What types of finishes do you offer?

We offer a variety of finishes, including polyurethane, water-based finishes, and natural oils. We’ll discuss the benefits of each and recommend the best option for your specific needs.

How Do I Maintain My Floors After Sanding?

Regular cleaning with a soft broom or dry mop, and immediate cleaning of spills will help maintain your floors. Avoid using harsh chemicals and place mats at entrances to prevent dirt and debris from scratching the surface.

Are your products and processes eco-friendly?

Yes, we prioritize the environment by using eco-friendly products and sustainable practices. Our finishes and stains are low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs), ensuring a safer environment for both your family and our staff.

How soon can I walk on my floors after sanding and finishing?

After the sanding is complete, you can walk on the floors with socks. However, once the finish is applied, it’s best to wait at least 24 hours. For heavy furniture and regular foot traffic, a waiting period of 48-72 hours is recommended.

Does Floor Sanding Increase Home Value?

Yes, beautifully maintained wooden floors are a significant selling point and can increase the value of your home.

Qualities That Set Us Apart

A free assessment at your home

Set prices to meet your budget

Phone or email for a no-obligation quote

Friendly, efficient teams working to the highest standards

Maintenance tips and advice for your restored floor

Modern machinery produces minimal mess and disruption

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Our Recent Work

Wooden Floor Repairing Before
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See What Our Happy Clients Have to Say!


South Kensington


"I recently hired Sanding Wood Floors to restore the original floorboards in my Kensington home, and I couldn't be happier with the results! I highly recommend their services!"




"As a homeowner in Soho, I was amazed by the skill and efficiency of the Sanding Wood Floors team. They brought my worn-out wooden floors back to life, leaving them looking brand new."




"I'm extremely satisfied with the results. The finished parquet floors are absolutely beautiful and have added so much value to my home. I highly recommend them to anyone in need of wood floor restoration."

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