Looking After Newly Sanded and Polished Timber Floors

After having floor sanding and polishing carried out, your new floor may be walked on the day after it has been finished. However, it is necessary to exercise care until the coating has been given the opportunity to reach maximum hardness. In our Brisbane climate, this may take seven to ten days. During this curing period, floor use is more likely to result in scuffing and scratching. While rugs are attractive features on floors they should not be laid until the finish is fully hardened. Rugs with rubber backing should not be used on timber floors as they may stain the coating.

It is very important that felt protective pads be attached to the feet of all furniture that tends to be moved. This includes dining chairs and lounge chairs.

When returning the fridge to the kitchen after floor sanding and polishing it should never be dragged or rolled directly on the floor. We suggest rolling it on a thin sheet of ply or masonite which have been placed on the floor, if you have two sheets you can advance a sheet at a time.

Chairs with castors will certainly result in premature wear of your floor. It is strongly recommended to place protective mats on the floor where the chair will be rolled.

After floor sanding and polishing these few simple tips will help to protect your new floor and to maintain its attractive appearance.

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