Although it is well known that hardwood floors are durable, years of use can damage their surfaces. Due to the use of harsh floor cleaners, high heels, exposure to moisture, and other factors, if not maintained properly, the finish will degrade over time and look muddy or scratched. Although floor polishes can provide lustre to your floor, if there are deep cracks in the wood and too many scratches, you may want to consider re-laying the floor. This involves the Floor sanding & polishing Melbourne process, which will do wonders in rejuvenating tired floors.
How to prepare the floor for sanding and polishing?
So what do you need to prepare for Floor sanding & polishing Melbourne floors? If you are currently occupying a space that needs to be resurfaced, please remove all items and furniture in the room so that the contractor has enough space to work unhindered. This includes staples and tacks. Also, if you haven’t finished painting your wall, do it first! However, remove the topcoat from the skirting board, as the floor sander will inevitably come into contact with it.
What is the process?
Sanding involves first drilling all the nails under the floor surface. This is to ensure that the sanding process is not hampered. Starting with coarse grade sandpaper, the floor sander will be used to sand existing floor finishes, coatings, stains, and varnishes. Continuing with the use of intermediate sandpaper to further sand the previous coat, a special tool called a floor edge sander will be used for hard-to-reach edges that cannot be reached with the main floor sander.
After this initial sanding process, the holes will be filled with floor putty to ensure that the surface is smooth and non-porous. Finally, use high-quality sandpaper to fine sand the wood surface and sand off excess floor filler. If you are applying new stains to your hardwood floors, this is the time to apply them!
After finishing the polishing, the next step is polishing. Use a primer that can seal the wood and let your wood floors dry overnight for the best results. This seals the opening in your hardwood floor and gives you time to create a proper barrier, which will help the life of the finish you choose. It’s worth noting that before applying the new coat, it may be necessary to sand the base coat with ultra-fine sandpaper to balance the wood grain.
Generally speaking, if your hardwood floor is installed correctly and has a good surface finish, and you can meet the minimum maintenance requirements, it will take 10-15 years to re-lay the flooring. This is a long time, which really emphasizes the value of laying hardwood flooring for your home. Not only is it versatile enough to meet your changing design needs over the years, but also when you really need a new look but still want a beautiful hardwood floor look, sanding and polishing the floor will give you the look you need without reinstalling the new flooring.
Floor sanding & polishing Melbourne remove all the dust, dirt, and stains that have accumulated over some time. Timber Floor Polishing Melbourne will take care of all of your flooring needs, including sanding, staining, polishing, fixing, and installation. We will help your timber flooring endure longer by extending its life expectancy.