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Posted on May 12, 2023
The charm of wooden flooring is undeniable. With its warmth, character, and timeless appeal, it enhances the aesthetics of any space. However, with time, even the most exquisite wood floors can lose their lustre due to wear and tear. The solution? Sanding. Sanding wood floors can rejuvenate the beauty of your old flooring, making it as good as new. This comprehensive guide will walk you through the process of sanding wood floors successfully, ensuring that you achieve flawless results.
Before we delve into the how-to, let’s understand what sanding involves. Sanding is a process that removes the top layer of your wooden floor, eradicating any scratches, dents, or stains that have accumulated over time. This process not only revives the look of your floor but also prepares it for refinishing or staining.
Before you start sanding, there are a few preparatory steps to take:
Your choice of equipment is crucial to the success of your sanding project. For most jobs, a drum sander and an edging sander will be necessary. The drum sander is used for the main part of the floor, while the edging sander is used to reach the corners and edges that the drum sander cannot. Sandpaper of different grits will also be needed, typically starting with coarser (like 36-grit) and moving towards finer (like 80 or 100-grit) as you progress.
Now that your floor is sanded and smooth, it’s ready for staining (if you desire a new colour) and finishing. Apply a wood stain of your choice, following the manufacturer’s instructions. Once the stain is dry, apply a protective finish. This could be a polyurethane, wax, or oil finish, depending on your preference. Allow the finish to dry completely before moving furniture back into the room.
Sanding wood floors is a labour-intensive yet rewarding process. It requires patience, attention to detail, and the right tools. The result is a beautifully restored wood floor that will enhance the charm and value of your home for years to come.
We provide virtually dust-free sanding with our continuous belt machinery with mobile extraction units, giving you a safer environment for your family.
This organic finish not only adds beauty to your home but also has exceptional water-repellent characteristics, making it easier to clean and maintain.
This natural floor finish offers the softest and most mellow appearance – and leaves your floor able to breath.
Using soft buffing machines (and hand-polishing where required) will bring a wonderful sheen to your newly-finished floor.
We offer a full assessment of your wooden floors to determine what repairs are needed to provide the perfect working surface for the later stages of sanding, staining and sealing.
We offer a comprehensive restoration process designed to address floors that are improperly fitted or damaged over time through wear and tear.
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