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Posted on June 15, 2023
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Wood floor sanding is a crucial process for revitalising hardwood floors. A well-executed sanding process forms the perfect foundation for an excellent finish, transforming worn-out floors into stunning surfaces. This comprehensive guide shares some fantastic tips to ensure you achieve a great finish through effective wood floor sanding.
Sanding serves several key purposes:
The right tools will make the sanding process easier and more efficient. Here’s what you’ll need:
Ensure that the room is fully cleared out. Remove all furniture, rugs, and decorative elements. Cover vents, doors, and windows with plastic sheeting to contain dust.
Look for protruding nails, staples, or any other material that could damage your sanding equipment or cause an uneven finish. Hammer them down or remove them entirely.
The drum sander will do the heavy lifting. Starting with coarse-grit sandpaper, move the sander steadily and slowly, going with the wood grain. Remember, it’s better to make multiple light passes than one too-deep pass.
Use the edger, fitted with the same grit sandpaper as the drum sander, to reach the perimeter of the room. Move in a sweeping motion to ensure an even finish.
Start with a coarse grit to remove the old finish and scratches. Then, switch to medium and finally fine-grit sandpaper to smooth the floor. Remember to use the same grit sequence with the edger.
Use a vacuum or microfiber mop to clean up the dust before switching to a finer grit. This prevents coarse particles from scratching the floor during the next sanding pass.
After using the mechanical sanders, some spots will still need attention. Use a hand sander or sanding block to reach these areas.
After sanding, the next step is choosing and applying a finish. Your choice of finish will depend on your desired look and the type of wood. Always test a small area before applying the finish to the entire floor.
Sanding is a demanding but rewarding process. By following these tips, you can confidently approach your wood floor sanding project, knowing you have the knowledge to achieve an excellent result. With some patience and elbow grease, your floors can be returned to their original glory, creating a beautiful base for any room.
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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