TIMBER SANDING & POLISHING
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One of the most basic way to revitalise your floor is to sand and polish.
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Assessing the floor condition
Before you decide on the floor renovation process, you will need to check if the current existing timber floor is susceptible for treatment.
Most timber floor can be sanded and polished. As listed below:
Most traditional solid timber flooring in original condition. Such as Baltic pine, hardwood, parquetry and cork.
Some high quality engineered flooring with the top layer consisting of solid timber at more than 3mm in thickness.
With these conditions met- we can even sand down 100 year old Baltic pine timber floor; brining a whole new interior come alive.
However, the flooring below cannot be sanded.
Laminated flooring- as it is not timber but compressed paper
Floating timber with less than 3mm top layer being solid timber- if sanded down the top layer will erode and the plywood backing will be visible.
Chip board- it is possible but not recommended to sand as the overall cost will outweigh the final cosmetic outcome.
Solid timber with the top layer being of less than 2mm in thickness. Normally found in old buildings where the timber flooring has already been sanded down 3-4 times. In this case, it is recommended that the timber be replaced, the only way to prevent replacing is to lightly polish with penetrating oil. This method has a few cons in attribute but a plausible method.
A standard sized residential floor of around 80m2 will take around 3-7 business days to sand and polish, and another 3-5 days to dry and cure before the furniture can be brought back on top.
Of course, depending on your preferences- different finish products requires varying drying and curing timelines.
Please let us know if time critical factor in the success of the project
Punching and putty; counter sinking visible floor nails below the surface of the timber
Sanding; sanding down the existing timber floor which usually consists of 3 or 4 ‘passes’. Each pass is completed with an increasing grit sand paper. From 40 to 80-100 and polishing with a much higher ‘fine’ grit paper. This depends on the type of timber and the desired results.
Treatment/ colouring/ tinting- our main focus and expertise is to create specific colour profiles which fits our clients desires.
Whether it is to lighten- using our bleaching and liming processes- to brighten a space
Or to darken using our direct dye staining in custom colours to create a dramatic and/or warm setting.
Or a mix of both specifically requested by our many client.
Finishing- the hardwood timber are finished with our many different finish options. From natural penetrating oils, wax, or non-toxic polyurethane. This is an essential process to both protect the timber, and improve durability.
Site preparation by owner/ clients
Please ensure that normal electrical and water supply is working and accessible for us.
All furniture to be removed.
All floor coverings including carpet, vinyl, tiles, concrete, etc. Don’t forget staples, tack and glue. If needed- We at MyFlooring can provide a complete covering removal service.
For best results- please seal airways such as fireplaces, and draft windows which may allow dust to enter the room.
We would recommended that all painting apart from the final coat on skirting boards to be completed. This would eliminate the need to possibly touch up the skirting as minor scuffs marks may occur.
Pre-Existing conditions examples
We always try to present an excellent result. However, certain timber conditions can reflect in the final result. Please see common pre-existing conditions.
Physical Timber Wear
Although surface peeling, light scratches can be sanded and removed. Any deep scratching- for example; made with carpet knives- cannot be 100% completely removed. However, we can apply a solid finish to protect from further.
Certain percentage can be repaired- depending on how deep the water damage has permeated through the timber. We would suggest a opaque colouring such as liming to cover.
Various Timber Types
With extensions, additions, adjustments to homes with history; it is expected that different timber types are used. With a mixture of bleaching, liming, staining- it is possible to match similar timbers to match together.
Damaged Baltic pine
Deep black marks within certain timbers, commonly with Baltic Pine timber, are marks that penetrate deep into the timber. Thus, no matter how many sanding passes are made it cannot be removed without replacing the entire timber.
Important Considerations During the Work Process for Optimal Results:
Please arrange alternative accommodation during the work timeframe to ensure a smooth process.
Only our team should walk on the floor to avoid compromising the final outcome.
Be aware of hazardous chemicals onsite that may produce harmful fumes without proper PPE/training.
Deep cuts and stains from water damage or other damages may not be completely removed.
Gaps between boards are not filled to allow for natural expansion and shrinking, which may result in visible cracks.
Putted or borer marks may not match the surrounding timber's gloss level/finish, but we strive for the closest match. We offer a special service for borer-damaged Baltic pine.
While we use dust-collecting equipment, light dust may be present due to the nature of timber floor finishes.
In certain circumstances, dust particles may settle on the newly finished surface.
Avoid any silicone or silicone-based products on the floor after sanding and polishing, as they can cause rejection within the finishing layers, leading to flaking or reduced lifespan.
Our careful sanding process may result in slight marks on skirting boards. We recommend painting the skirting after our project is completed for a flawless finish.
From Start to Finish
When it comes to quality- MyFlooring use premium material such as Porters Paints, Rubio Monocoat, Lobal, Treatex Hard wax. This is to ensure client satisfaction and to extend the longevity of timber health.
Dustless Equipment Platform
From large belt sanders to small random orbital sanders; Dustless machinery which are fitted with dust extracting are used in all procedures. However, when we sand down close to difficult edges or within awkward wall angles we use a small angle grinder which does not collect dust. There is minimal dust expected within the property.