floor sanding and polishing

Floor Sanding

Floor Sanding Sydney

There are a few processes to restore a hardwood floor. For badly worn floors, where the surface has suffered multiple scratches and dents, the surface can be re-sanded. This method also works for floors that have suffer water damage, where the floorboards had warped, an the edges and joints protrude higher than the rest of the floor.

Floor sanding uses a specialized sanding machine to remove the top-most layer of wood from the floor. Even though only a small layer of wood is removes, about half a millimeter, the re-sanding effectively gives a new surface for the floor. The timber will look like new.

Floor sanding works so effectively because most damage to the floor is only superficial. scratches barely break the surface, even if they are visible to the eye. So we only need to remove that fraction of a millimeter of floor surface to remove the damage.

Sanding can also remove the colour stain on a floor. Timber floors are often stained a darker colour. And while this stain does penetrate the wood the penetration is often only a fraction of a millimeter. So sanding the surface will remove this stain, allowing us to re-stain the floor a different colour, or to use no stain and re-finish the floor in a different manner.

Water damage on a timber floor is one of the few things that can seriously damage timber. But water will damage virtually any floor, short of concrete. Timber floors can at least be restored after water damage. While other materials like carpet must be discarded.

The issue with water damage is that the individual timber boards will change shape, expanding and pushing against each-other, causing the edges to protrude upwards. This expansion and protrusion will partly recede as the floor dries out. Complete drying out may take several weeks. After this the floor can be re-flattened, and look like new, with re-sanding.

We thoroughly prepare wooden floors before sanding. This ensures excellent end results. First we deal with any protruding nails. That any staples are eradicated and adhesives are scrubbed. This is necessary to prevent damage to our sanding equipment, and to ensure there is no delay in completing the project. Finally, we ensure the floor is completely level, dealing with any height difference between the individual floor boards. These preparations ensure a plain floor surface that will be ready for re-finishing.

Floor Sanding and Polishing

Re-sanding restores the timber floor. Polishing gives it the final glossy finish. Have floor that do justice to the timber they are made of.