Timber Floor Sanding

The timber sanding process can be more involved than what most realise.

The floor area has to be clear.

It is ideal that skirting is off.

The first process is to inspect the floor to see if the floor can be sanded and punch down any nails.

Drum of belt sanding is the first sand the timber gets.

Edge sanding is the first sand the perimeter of the floor gets.

Punching and filling the floor is next, floors can be flood filled, spot filled and boards can still be replaced if any borer is found.

The belt sanding and edge sanding can be repeated with higher grits of sand paper depending on the floor and finish being applied.

Rotary sanding is next and this is where you start the final process in sanding.

Rotary sanding is repeated with different grits until the floor is ready for its coating system or its finishing sanding depending of the coating system being applied.

The floor is then thoroughly vacuumed and is ready for its coating system.

All our machines have good dust extraction.

Treat Your Timber Floor Well with Sanding and Polishing by Falcon Flooring in Wellington

You keep your floor nice and clean. On a regular basis, you sweep, dry mop or vacuum any dust and crumbs away, or perhaps you let a Roomba, a Brava or another robotvacuum cleaner deal with the challenge. You treat spills with a dry cloth as soon as they occur so that they don’t get a chance to soak in. Once a week, you wipe your floor with a damp mop, without using too much water. A recommended brand of floor cleaner is within reach in case any stains or marks appear.

You stick felt strips on chair and table legs, and place lay runners and area rugs to keep your wooden floor well-protected. High heels are a no-no in your house, however most shoes are fine as long as no stones are stuck underneath them. Keeping your pets’ nails trimmed to prevent them from producing scratches and maintaining a stable indoor relative humidity level will also ensure that your floor keeps looking as glorious as it did on the day it was installed.

Only one task remains to let your wooden floor shine throughout the years, no matter if it’s passed its 50th, 100th or even 200th birthday.

Floor Sanding and Polishing in Wellington by Falcon Flooring

Despite all precautions, after a few years, your floor may yet start showing unwanted marks and stains, even large, deep dents and scratches. Mishaps can occur, but they’re no reason to despair. It’s simply time to refresh your wooden floor. While you can try to refinish it yourself, this is a time-consuming task, and the result may not be satisfactory. Rely on professional treatment instead of someone who merely knows how to do the work. Contact Falcon Flooring for Floor Sanding and Polishing in Wellington.

At Falcon Flooring, before we start, we also check if all boards are still in the right position. After all, wood is a living material; it expands and contracts over time. Should floorboards need replacement, we’ll first try to find wood in the same colour and with the same grain, so that the result of the repair is virtually invisible. We also take care to punch down any nails that may have come loose.

An Impeccable Result

We maintain the highest operating standards and use modern and powerful machines for any floor polishing in Wellington to ensure an impeccable result. Do take a look in our gallery to get an impression of how much a sanding job can improve your floor.

We take care not to produce too much dust. 15 years of experience are at your service. For any information about our techniques and machines for timber floor sanding in Wellington, do contact us online, or by e-mail or telephone. Since our workshop is located in Naenae, we are also available for floor sanding in Lower Hutt and are always happy to help.