Testimonials

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Really thrilled with the excellent transformation Matt has made to our Junkers oak flooring in the Hall and Dining Room. Having recently moved into our new home from Cambridge we had planned to get the wood flooring refurbished. The original finish was lacquer and was showing it’s age but we wanted an oiled finish similar to the wood floor in our last house.
From the very start I was impressed with the professional and knowledgeable approach Alex had when he visited me to discuss the work required.
Matt was both friendly and very efficient in carrying out the work and as promised by Alex the whole process left little or no dust around the house.
A great job by an excellent firm and I have already recommended them to my son and daughter-in-law for their parquet flooring sanding.

Mick Braintree 11/11/2016

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We were having a log burner installed and wanted a natural look for the floor, after deciding this was not a simple DIY job we contacted simply sanding.

Dan helped us with pricing up the work, he was super friendly and very knowledgeable and even soothed our worries when we finally removed the carpet to find MDF boards covering part of the floor!!! Dan sourced some reclaimed boards to replace the MDF boards and a few broken ones as well.

The day came and, if honest, I couldn\’t believe how nice a 100+ year floor came up, it looked new!

Dan finished the sanding (with no mess at at) for the day and left us with the stains overnight which was really useful as we got to see them on our actually floorboards and in both natural and unnatural light.

We decided on our stain and he finished the job and we were over the moon with it. He is already booked in for my stairs. 😉

I would highly recommend these guys.

Robert Essex 29/01/2016

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Was going to hire a sander and do the floor myself, but after doing some research and talking to Alex realised that the difference between the hire cost and using Simply Sanding was going to be minimal but the end result might be noticeable. I’m glad I opted for Simply Sanding! Both Alex and Matt were impressive in their professionalism, the service was quick and reliable and the end result showed the high levels of care and skill in their work. Would definitely recommend and not hesitate to use their services again.

08/10/2015

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Was going to hire a sander and do the floor myself, but after doing some research and talking to Alex realised that the difference between the hire cost and using Simply Sanding was going to be minimal but the end result might be noticeable. I’m glad I opted for Simply Sanding! Both Alex and Matt were impressive in their professionalism, the service was quick and reliable and the end result showed the high levels of care and skill in their work. Would definitely recommend and not hesitate to use their services again.

Robert d'Angelo Wanstead 08/10/2015

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We used Simply Sanding to refurbish the old and dirty floor boards in our Victorian house which had been hidden under carpet for many years. The consultation with Alex was honest and informative with no hard up-selling of finishes or products. The day booked for the work coincided with painters working in the next room and I was very concerned about the dust levels effecting the paint finish. I needn’t have worried, the promise of a ‘dust free’ process was delivered. Dan carried out the work in a clean, methodical and professional manner and clearly loved his work. The result was amazing, we have a completely transformed room. I will be using Simply Sanding for other parts of the house and would certainly recommend them to others.

June Halstead 09/08/2015

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We used Simply Sanding to refurbish the old and dirty floor boards in our Victorian house which had been hidden under carpet for many years. The consultation with Alex was honest and informative with no hard up-selling of finishes or products. The day booked for the work coincided with painters working in the next room and I was very concerned about the dust levels effecting the paint finish. I needn’t have worried, the promise of a ‘dust free’ process was delivered. Dan carried out the work in a clean, methodical and professional manner and clearly loved his work. The result was amazing, we have a completely transformed room. I will be using Simply Sanding for other parts of the house and would certainly recommend them to others.

09/08/2015

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Had our wooden floors sanded down, re-stained and lacquered last week while my family and I were away on holiday. A wonderful job done by Alex and Dan – floors look as good as new, excellent quality, no mess and no hassle. They really do provide a 5-star service – professional, trustworthy, reliable, friendly, helpful, extra-willing, extremely careful, etc, etc. Difficult to praise them too highly!

Alan Elstree 20/07/2015

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Had my floors sanded 6months ago and I am still extremely happy with them. Both Dan and Alex have great knowledge in this field and it really does show through their work. No dust and no mess.I did not feel rushed in making decisions of which colour to choose. Dan also provided excellent after care advice too. Highly recommended. 5*

Lorenzo Chelmsford 12/07/2015

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We moved into a house with filthy floors stained almost black making the parquet unrecognisable. 2 days of hard work and Matt transformed our living room and hall into the most stunning floor I have ever seen. Beautifully smooth and wonderful tones it was better than we dared hope.wish the rest of the house was like this. Thank you

Ali and James Borehamwood 09/07/2015

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Fantastic job, couldn’t have asked for any better. Would recommend to anyone considering sanding & re-oiling wood floors. Both Alex & Dan consulted us throughout the process in respect of colour etc. little to no dust to speak of & minimal disruption to the household on a day to day living experience during the three/four days they were here. We are over the moon with the results to all three rooms & colour match for our new furniture is spot on! Thanks, you have breathed new life into our wood floors, just like new!.

Dee & Ken South Benfleet 22/06/2015

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Used this firm before a few years ago and was very happy with the outcome. After several years wear and tear we thought our floor was beyond saving, with some quite deep gouges as well as a lot of fading. We thought we would ask anyway and were so pleased we did. Matt & Alex did the floors while we were away on holiday and we came back to what looked like new wood!, the colour and finish is fantastic as we asked for a bit darker oak effect. Saved us loads as well as new inferior flooring was going to be å£5k for the three large rooms we had done. Highly recommended!

Grant & Wendy Haverhill - Suffolk 09/05/2015

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We had a new parquet oak flooring laid by this company, they did a first class job, hardly any dust from the sanding, on completion the floor looks great. we have also had all our parquet on the ground floor sanded and sealed all to a first class finish. The staff he has working for him are helpful and obliging you could wish for anything better. Alex is very helpful and keeps to his word. We would not hesitate to us them again.

David Brentwood 24/04/2015

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After 2 disasters with carpets to bedrooms and lounge (pile reversal), I decided to have the bedroom floorboards sanded and lacquered. Alex was extremely helpful when we discussed the work, and was certainly not a \’yes\’ man in agreeing to everything that I wanted without pointing out potential issues in the future, especially in my Victorian house which is very old with uneven floors. At first, I really wasn\’t keen on sanding, but had no choice due to carpets no longer being an option and the huge cost to have the floors evened out. The work was completed to 4 bedrooms within a week and I am very pleased with the look and finish. Alex, Dan and Matt were the consummate professionals; nothing was a problem and they all did a fantastic job. In April, Alex and his team are installing parquet in my lounge.

Mandy London 20/03/2015

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I have recently had the floors of 4 rooms and a hallway sanded. I need not have been concerned about the dust, it was minimal. Dan worked very hard to transform all the floors. He was extremely helpful and thoughtful and I would thoroughly recommend this company to anyone considering taking the plunge. It just is not a plunge at all – I am so pleased I didn’t listen to the doom and gloomers around me!!

I am really delighted with the results. Thank you Simply Sanding. (-:

Mrs M Hornchurch 02/03/2015

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I would like to begin by saying that Alex is a great guy. I had a job for him in Cambridge everything went well. 10 months later came some cracks between boards when I contacted Alex blamed moisture and cleaning products. said there’s nothing wrong with filler, when I can say that I’m sure is something wrong with filler, should not crack so early. I am very disappointed

dorin Cambridge 08/02/2015

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Dan has done a fantastic job on my lounge wood flooring, it looks like knew. Alex and Dan are very professional and I have received an excellent service from them. I will definitely be calling on them to do my hallway. Would highly recommend Simply Sanding.

Louise Dunmow 03/02/2015

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Fab job Alex, absolutely delighted, prompt, efficient service!

Floors look great, highly recommend!

Joyce Suffolk 02/02/2015

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Amazed with how great the floors look, it has really transformed the room. Dan did an outstanding job sanding and filling the gaps in-between the boards. Would highly recommend and will definitely be using again.

Rich Rivenhall 14/01/2015

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What a fantastic job Alex and Matt did today. My bamboo dining room floor was looking very worn and sad. By 3pm it had been sanded, and sealed, 3 coats, perfect. Couldn’t be more pleased – thanks guys for a great job and it was a pleasure to deal with you.

Jenny London 21/11/2014

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Delighted with the result of the Simply Sanding team.

Clearly experts at their work, my sanded wooden floor looks so beautiful I don’t want to put any furniture back to hide any of it. I would recommend them to anyone, so satisfying to feel pleased with a job well done.

Clive Great Dunmow 20/11/2014

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Alex and his team did an amazing job on our stained and scratched oak floors, friends thought we had had new floors laid!

Highly recommended, great service, nice guys.

Jacqui Stebbing 01/10/2014

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Alex and Dan came in to salvage a job that was shoddily done in the first instance by some other contractor. Alex is honest and so confident that he may be perceived as a bit stubborn but he gets the job done. I deliberately waited for 9 months to ensure the laid parquet floor does not fail. Yes today the floor is still as good as when laid new. Well done Alex and Dan and thank you very much for coming to our rescue. You deserve 5*. I will recommend you to anybody.

I am human and have checked the box Alex!!!

Otu Romford 20/09/2014

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Alex and Dan did a marvellous job of restoring my dirty, paint- splattered parquet floor, which had been under a carpet for many years, into the most beautiful, smooth, shiny floor, which looks absolutely amazing. Regular comments received from visitors as to how great it looks, and I still admire it daily as I walk around, nearly a year after it was done! They are professional, honest, friendly, and also very tidy – there wasn’t a speck of dust left when they had finished. They were recommended to me by my brother, I would also highly recommend them, and am using them for a second time in my new house very soon.

Amy London 11/08/2014

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Alex and Dan are a fantastic team, they came and gave a quote for laying, sanding and lacquering my parquet floors within 24 hours of making an enquiry, and what a result! My refurbished floors are beautiful, no dust, no fuss and completed within the time frame quoted. Would definitely recommend simply sanding, thank you!

Joella Chelmsford 14/01/2014

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Delighted with the careful and sensitive restoration of our 150 year old boards. It is impossible to spot the couple of replaced boards – they match perfectly. Alex and Dan are a pleasure to deal with. The work was done with no fuss and no dust at all, which is amazing in a hallway with 5 connecting rooms and stairs.

John Bishops Stortford 01/01/2014

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Alex transformed a previously hidden original floor into something simply stunning – some people have assumed it was a newly laid floor! No mess, no fuss – professional all the way. We couldn\’t be happier and would recommend Alex to anyone – in fact Alex is coming back to do our neighbours\’ floor after seeing ours!

James & Rachael Braintree 19/12/2013

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Absolutely thrilled with the fantastic transformation Alex and Dan have made to my oak flooring.
From the very start I was impressed with the professional and knowledgeable approach Alex had when he visited me to discuss the work required and he was completely true to his word, my floors look like new again – in fact I think better than they did when they were first laid.
Alex and Dan were both friendly and efficient and as promised left little to no dust!
A great job by two professionals(not an easy thing to find these days…)
I cannot recommend Alex and Dan highly enough.

Nichola Chelmsford 26/11/2013

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Dan and Alex transformed our tired, old, bitumen-stained Victorian floorboards into a stunning, stylish and smooth floor area which has made our whole house feel lighter and more spacious.

They were friendly, professional and knowledgeable, giving us various options for how the work could be done, without ever imposing their views. They were also the best value of the three companies we considered, by a considerable margin.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Simply Sanding to others.

Mark & Heidi Bury St Edmunds 22/11/2013

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Earlier in the year, Alex and Dan sanded, stained and lacquered all of our downstairs living rooms and one bedroom. The transformation of these old floorboards was remarkable. So impressed with the outcome and the way in which the work was carried out we asked them back to renovate the rest of the flooring including the stairs and landing.

This time Dan was on his own and promptly got on with the job, working in his usual style which is efficiently, tidily all done in a courteous and friendly manner.

The stairway looks so smart that we have reconsidered our options regarding a stair runner, we just don‰Ûªt want to cover it up although Alex, ever mindful of safety has recommended that we do. There were a couple of ‘snagging bits’ where the boys had to return to but all done in a prompt manner without quibble. They are not happy until you are.

So there you have it, every room in our not so small house with the exception of the bathrooms and kitchen renovated by ‰Û÷Simply Sanding‰Ûª We are demanding customers and without reservation recommend Alex and Dan.

Keith & Ann Braintree 21/11/2013

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Dan has done a fantastic job.

I have no hesitation in recommending Dan and Alex, they offer a very professional; clean and courteous service.

My hallway parquet flooring has been transformed and it is a pleasure to come across a company that actually takes pride in what they do.

My thanks to you both!

Tracey Colchester 18/11/2013

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I liked Alex from the minute he stepped into my home. He went through all the options for two old wooden floored rooms we wanted sanding and varnishing. He warned me he “couldn’t guarantee” the outcome due to the condition and age of the floors but he thought they would “look good”. He proceeded to show me pictures on his phone of work done, like a proud father showing you his children. I was also warned there would be a bit of mess. Once the quote arrived I did not bother to get anyone else in because I felt I could trust him.

Alex and Dan turned up and set to work, checking with me at regular intervals to show me the stages of work to get my approval.

The outcome is – two beautiful floors that compliment my ancient house perfectly and look more than just “good.” Mess? what mess? maybe a very light layer of dust, nothing that an old house like mine isn’t use to.

I can not recommend Alex and Dan enough. We are delighted with the floors and I am now pulling up carpet to see if I can find some more for them to work their magic on.

Lisa Colchester 14/11/2013

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Alex answered my email and call the same day, arranged a site visit and talked me through the options and his best advice, a quote was given there and then. The job took only 3 days, with minimal dust and inconvenience, bearing in mind that there was a lot of furniture and mats, to say nothing of the forest of plants to be moved about. At some points Dan was lost in foliage but he was so good humoured about it all. Everything was moved carefully and left clean and tidy afterwards as promised. My white maple floors throughout the downstairs in my home are looking not just like new but even better after 21 years of wear. Alex‰Ûªs skills with the new technology machines have smoothed away the parts on my floor that had ‰Û÷chattering‰Ûª /‰Ûdibbing‰Û from when the floors were originally set down.

I recommend Team Alex and Dan to anyone who wants best advice for their own wood flooring, great skill, and a really friendly, customer oriented way of working. Thanks to you both!

Sue Canvey Island 22/10/2013

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Dan turned a paint spattered and loose floor into a sparkling sound floor which has impressed every visitor. Job well done.

One big bonus was almost no dust left.
Although paid in full, Alex is coming back to sort out a couple of extras which I overlooked at the initial stage.

No hesitation in recommending them.

Diane Southend 26/09/2013

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Great job. Alex and Dan took enormous care with my kitchen floor. It had been badly neglected for years. The end result was truly amazing. So delighted was I that I signed up for my bathroom to have the same treatment. End result fab again. Would highly recommend. Can\’t fault.

Angela Wethersfield,Essex 25/09/2013

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Great job. Clean and very professional. Danny took me through the whole process and explained what he was doing. Could not be happier with the result. Thank you. Would recommend Simply Sanding without hesitation.

Brian Coggeshall 23/08/2013

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Alex returned my call straight away and when he came to give me a quote for my extremely neglected parquet floor he explained everything clearly and emailed me the quote very quickly whereas other companies had not even bothered to return my calls. Dan restored my floor to its former glory and it now looks wonderful. Dan was very polite, courteous and showed me the floor at various stages to ensure I was happy with it, he also kept the disruption to a minimum. A great job by two very nice people, I thoroughly recommend them.

Jacqui Epping 19/08/2013

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Alex and his partner restored my oak floor to its prestine condition and it’s a pleasure to look at especially when the sun shines on it. It has given my living room a warm feel.

I also would like to say that they are very friendly and efficient.

Isabelle Waltham Abbey 12/08/2013

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Just to say a massive ‘thank you’ to Alex and Dan for the most amazing floor. We purchased a very neglected house a few months ago and discovered a Canadian wood parquet floor hidden under the carpets. The floor was in a sorry state but now looks incredible and is admired by all who see it.It is hard to find the words to describe how beautiful the wood has become; wonderful golden shades with an impressive sheen. The service was professional and so caring; qualities that are often hard to find these days. Without any hesitation or reservation, I recommend ‘Simply sanding’ to everyone with a wooden floor – they are the best.

Jennifer and Bob Harlow 15/07/2013

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Alex did a fantastic job on the floor at Barnston Village hall, his service and workmanship was second to none, always on hand even after the job is long finished to offer advice and support, even supplied our caretaker with the correct floor cleaner to help keep us in tip top condition. No hesitation to recommend.

Sue Barnston, Dunmow 10/07/2013

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We were having problems with companies not returning our calls and generally showing no interest in our job. Then we hit on Simply Sanding and within 24 hours we had our floor surveyed, a quote within hours and the job completed within days. Our Merbau floor looks fantastic – good as new! Alex and Dan run a very efficient company. I can confidently recommend them.

Ruth Rochford 09/07/2013

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An excellent assessment and interest shown in the job (unlike some other firms that quoted). Job required making good after building and could be seen as a nuisance job but new parquet flooring of the rare type required was found (not easy) and laid in a highly professional manner. Essentially Alex and Dan did what they said they would, turned up as planned and we are very pleased with the highly professional finish. Additionally the cost was signicantly below (50\% below) some other quotes. Why look elsewhere!!

Brian Billericay 09/07/2013

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Simply Sanding are simply the best at what they do. This is the 2nd property of mine that they have bought back to life with their expert and unrivalled specialist knowledge and skill with floor boards.

Broken floor boards? They replace them with an identical match, holes? They fill them as if the holes was never there.

Just as important is their fantastic customer service and vast network of resources. It seems, that not only are they the best, they work with the best of the other key trades and contractors.

Thanks once again Alex, and a thank you to Dan too!

Woody London 18/06/2013

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From the moment Alex arrived, I was confident that he would do a good job and he did not disappoint. He works hard and has the experience that is needed to ensure your floor ends up looking great. He was friendly and made the whole process so easy – would definitely recommend.

Sue Brentwood 29/05/2013

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Over the past 12 months Alex has sanded original floor boards in my dinning room, lounge and hallway. I am delighted with the finished result and each room looks amazing. Alex is a great guy that is very conscientious and takes pride in his work and absolutely knows what he is talking about. I would certainly recommend Simply Sanding to anyone that wants to restore wooden floors. Thanks Alex

Kerry Chelmsford 12/05/2013

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Initially, we were thinking of changing our carpet to brand new wooden floors. It was Alex who discovered the original floor boards hiding underneath the carpet and suggested the renovation. We are very glad that we’ve followed his suggestion and totally pleased with the result! Thank you for Alex and Dan’s good work and a special note on Dan’s threading cable skills!

Yvonne and Paul Hertford, Hertfordshire 26/04/2013

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Excellent service, the floor looks beautiful and has been much admired, would happily recommend you to any of our friends or neighbours.

Lyn and Will Springfield, Chelmsford 25/03/2013

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Alex and Dan , To say that they are enthusiastic about wood and that they enjoy and take pride in their work is a huge understatement.They are professional,punctual, hard working and particular. Alex is rightly proud of his business and has equipped himself with the most up-to-date equipment available (and then some)! Together they have transformed the flooring in our house by renovating the boards in 6 of our rooms and we are delighted with the finished result. If you are looking for someone to restore your wooden floors in an obliging manner then you need look no further.

Keith & Ann Braintree 15/03/2013

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Alex and Dan have magically transformed our old, tired, scratched, neglected downstairs wooden floor. It now looks amazing! They were both very professional, hard working, friendly and passionate about what they do. The machines they use honestly left the minimum amount of dust and what tiny amount was left Alex and Dan removed. We really love our ‘new’ floor and would definitely recommend Simply Sanding to our friends. Thanks again!

Rob and Lori Witham Essex 12/03/2013

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My parquet floors were in very poor condition, with pieces missing around the edge of the floor. Alex and Dan have done an amazing job, they replaced all the missing parts, took back the edging and relaid so the parquet fitted exactly. The rooms look truly amazing. Last year they also stripped back my bedroom floor boards, again a fantastic result. I would highly recommend Simply Sanding, Alex and Dan are both friendly and very professional at all times.

Tracey Chelmsford 01/03/2013

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Simply Sanding, simply the best, we are delighted with our floor.

Brian and Julie Halstead 22/02/2013

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We had our restaurant floor sanded and varnished, it was very dirty and scratched as you can imagine due to heavy traffic from the restaurant customers. We are thrilled with the result and even though we were quoted 2 days work Simply Sanding did it in 1! We would definately recommend Simply Sanding, they offer a great service all round.

Square 1 Restaurant Great Dunmow 05/01/2013

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Alex sanded 3 rooms laid to parquet for us. They were in pretty bad shape after many years of neglect. The results were fantastic – its transformed the rooms but retained the character that appealed to us when we bought the house.

The service was all you could ask for. Alex took the time to discuss our finishing options and the result was exactly as we hoped. There was no mess and the whole process was clean and efficient.

Alex is a man who enjoys his work and has a passion for it. I always felt that the finish on the floor was the only consideration, not the cost or amount of time it took to complete. I was entirely satisfied with the work and service from Simply Sanding..

Lewis Chelmsford 15/12/2012

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Alex finished our floor today. We are very pleased with the job and it looks better than it did when originally installed. Simply Sanding offers a high quality professional service we would thoroughly recommend.

Anita & Mick Colchester 04/12/2012

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“I’m good at what I do”….No arrogance, not a hint, just supreme confidence in knowing what you’re about, got the know how, and can execute. That’s Alex. A top shelf job from a top man. A wholly professional service from start to finish. Reliable, punctual, always keeps you informed, and really cares about his work. For the record its a 1920’s semi and Alex did an outstanding job refurbishing all floors to a classic finish. Many thanks again.

Paul & Heather Clacton on sea 31/10/2012

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Alex has transformed a floor hidden by a carpet for years into a real feature, it looks great.

Very nice job at the right price completed within the timescales, plus helpful advice for protection from the furniture. A highly recommended and dilligent tradesman.

Nick Henham 04/10/2012

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Thank you for doing such a fantastic job of our floor. We really didn’t believe it could look so good. Not only does the floor look great, but it’s transformed the whole room.

Janet Brentwood 18/09/2012

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We are absolutely thrilled with the results of our new floor. Alex provided a friendly and professional service and guided us novices through the whole process. Thank you 🙂

Mr & Mrs Gray Great Easton 30/08/2012

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Really impressed with our newly sanded floor, it’s transformed the room and given it a new lease of life. Alex at Simply Sanding really cares about the job he does and this is reflected in the quality of the finish. Great service at a competiitive price.

Rebecca Bishop's Stortford 23/03/2012

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We’d suffered many years with foul carpets before finding Simply Sanding; we were so impressed with the company’s portfolio that we gave them a shot. Alex at Simply Sanding was courteous, efficient and professional. When it came to the work he was fastidious and made sure to complete the work to our satisfaction and with the minimum of disruption. Would we recommend Simply? OH YES! Indeed, we’ve rehired them and our floors are always complimented by visitors.

Megan London 09/03/2012

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Thanks very much for doing such a great job – it looks AMAZING!! We really really love it. Thanks again!

James and Caz Hertfordshire 02/02/2012

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Thanks so much for doing the floors so beautifully, we are really pleased with them. Will definitely recommend Simply Sanding in the future.

Catherine Bishop's Stortford 02/02/2012

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Thanks very much for a great job – we’re really delighted with the floor, and we’re now sure we made the right decision not to stain it! We’ll be happy to recommend your work in future!

Abi and Anton Stanstead Abbots 27/03/2009

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We are really pleased with the finished product – a lovely shine, clean and smooth underfoot. We would be delighted to recommend Simply Sanding in future. Thanks also for your professionalism and the time taken explaining the process to us.

Karina London 12/11/2008

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Thanks so much for making our floor look so amazing. We are absolutely thrilled with it!

Sarah Stansted Mountfitchet 08/09/2007