Floor Sanding and Installation Process.
Before we start all the furniture needs to be removed from the room. We can help with this if you need by prior arrangement.
Our first job is to make sure that all floorboards are secure and re nail the ones that are not.
Now we’re ready to sand the floor.
We concentrate on removing any old yellowing varnish or paint that is on the floorboards we will also remove any bitumen that can often be found around the edges of old pine floorboards.
The first pass is done with a course grade abrasive, usually between 24 and 40 grit. By using this grade it will also help to level the floor we then repeat the process with a smaller edging sander to keep the boards uniformly sanded.
Next we repeat using a medium grit abrasive usually 60 or 80 grit. Again we do the same around the edges.
The final pass uses a finer grade of sandpaper which is usually a 120 grit abrasive this gives a smooth and professional looking finish.
The room is then cleaned of all dust and debris, hovered ready for the particular application of finishing product.
There are many different types of finish that we can use although the most common is 3 coats of water based polyurethane varnish.
This is applied one coat at a time and we sand with a fine grade paper between coats, each coat will dry fairly quickly enabling to complete a room within the working day.
If you require staining it is advisable to let the stain sit overnight before applying the final finish.
One Stop Floor Sanding are here to help, we will talk you through the different floor finishes products and solutions.
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