The Floor Sanding Process

Floor Sanding Preparation

All trade work should be completed before any floor polishing or floor sanding takes place in your Brisbane home. Our floor sanders will require electricity and lighting to start and complete your polished timber floors. Newly purchased homes often need to have the electricity reconnected before we can commence refinishing any wooden floors.

It is ideal to have all painting completed, except for the final coat on the skirting boards as our floor sanding equipment will come into contact with the skirting boards during the sanding and polishing process.

Any Electrical or Gas appliances should be disconnected or turned off.

Timber floor finishes can sometimes seep through the timber tongue and groove boards, so we advise to move or cover items stored under the wooden floors being polished.

All floor coverings and furniture need to be removed from the area requiring sanding. Budget Floor Sanding can organise floor covering removal at an extra cost if needed. Undertaking the removal of all tacks and staples yourself, will reduce your floor sanding and polishing price.

The Floor Sanding and Polishing Process

The floor sanding process always begins with a bang. All nails in the tongue and groove boards will be punched down below the surface of the wooden floorboard. If the timber floor has an existing coating, a coarser grade of sandpaper will be used to start with. After the initial floor sand, the punched holes will be filled with a matching coloured floor filler. Any timber floor repairs and floor board replacement will be undertaken at this time.

The timber floor will be progressively sanded with finer grades of sandpaper until your timber floorboards are smooth and ready for the coating to be applied. Budget Floor Sanding uses a Canadian Galaxy Drum floor sanding machine, considered to be one of the best in the Timber Flooring Industry.

Once the sanding process is completed, the first coat of timber floor finish is applied and allowed to dry overnight. The floor is then finely sanded with a specialist buffing machine, before subsequent floor coatings are applied. Three layers of floor finish are generally applied to complete the floor polishing process. Floor sanding and polishing usually takes between 3 to 4 days to be completed.

Budget Floor Sanding offers a selection of popular, gloss, satin and mat timber floor finishes, including solvent-based polyurethane, environmentally-friendly water based floor finishes and traditional oil-based finishes. Find more details on our Timber Floor Finishes page.

If you require the best floor sanding and polishing services throughout Brisbane, contact Glenn to discuss all your floor sanding and timber floor finishing options that suit your style, budget and time frame. Sanding wood floors is our specialty, so why don’t you find out what we can do for you.

Take a look at the beautiful timber floors Budget Floor Sanding has transformed, in our Timber Floor Gallery.

Timber Hardwood Floor coated with a Gloss Polyurethane Finish