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How sanding and polishing timber floors works.

Posted Tuesday 23rd July, 2019

Old timber floors in Melbourne starting to feel tired and worn, or in need of a repair? Timber floor sanding and polishing can have them looking new again and impressing guests like they used to. However, it’s important to follow the right process so you get the best results and avoid disappointment.

There are plenty of decisions to make when updating timber floors in Melbourne: choosing a colour or sheen, logistics of moving in and out, and finding the right tradesperson who can look after it all for you.

Enviropro Floors are the professional timber floor sanders and finishers who have brought hundreds of new and old timber floors in Melbourne back to life. It’s an art that takes decades to master, and if there’s one thing we’ve learned from experience, it’s that no two floors are the same. Each floor comes with it’s own little challenges. But if it’s approached with the right expertise, no matter what timber your floor is, it will come out looking a million dollars again.

Floor sanding and polishing

This is the our process to sand and polish timber floors:

  1. Sanding a timber floor in Melbourne all starts with good preparation. This means relocating all furniture and home décor out of the area.
  2. Exposed nails are punched down. This helps to clean up the timber floor, and fasten any loose boards.
  3. Timber floor sanding comes next to create an even and flat surface. The timber sander we use for this is a specialised drum sanding machine.
  4. An edger machine is then applied for extra details, i.e. near cupboards.
  5. Holes are then nailed, and joints are filled with putty.
  6. A final sanding on the broad surface and all corners is then performed, finishing it off with a fine grit paper.
  7. The floor is vacuumed to make sure any dust and excess debris is removed.
  8. A premium sealer coat is then applied. This is important to build a solid foundation for the topcoat.
  9. Once the sealer is dry, the first topcoat is applied.
  10. In some cases, We lightly sand the topcoat to remove grain raise. Grain raise is when the surface feels furry.
  11. A final topcoat will be applied to finish the job.

After 24 hours, your timber floor will be dry and ready to walk on again. You are able to move furniture back into place after 3 days, and the floor will be fully cured and looking it’s best again after 7 days.

Is it time for your timber floors to get a much-needed refresh? Our professional team is ready to restore them back to new again and elevate the look and feel of your home.

Take your first step. Call Enviropro Floors on 0428 487 091 or book a free quote today.