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  1. Preparation

Floor sanding can be dusty. Take out any furniture and remove your curtains. Tape shut any cupboards or doors to seal them against the dust. Give the floor a quick hoover and make sure you nail down any raised nails as they can cause expensive damage to the sanding machines.

Have a look around for any loose, broken or rotten boards.  Replace the rotten or broken boards with reclaimed wood (similar age and thickness) and screw down the loose boards.


  1. Filling – closing up the gaps

Large gaps can be filled with fillets of pine or you can apply wood filler if the gaps are quite small. An alternative would be lifting the whole floor, pushing the boards together and filling the gap with a part board.


  1. Floor sanding process


Before the whole sanding process starts make sure to use the safety equipment kit.


Start by loading the abrasive sheets into the sander. The state of your floor will determine the grade of abrasive you start with, but you can always ask for our advice. 

Work along the length of the boards so that you sand in the direction of the grain. If the floor is uneven you will need to sand diagonally across the floor. Avoid leaving marks on the floor by ensuring the machine is moving at all times when the drum is in contact with the floor. Most important, don’t lean on the edge sander machine.


  1. Gap filling

For any remaining gaps use the dust produced after sanding with the 80 grit paper, mix it with resin and fill the gaps. Let the mix dry and sand the floor one final time.

Use the hoover to finish the process. Ensure the floor is dust free before the sealing process.


  1. Sealing the floor

Clean the surface of the floor with a slightly damp cloth and remove any remaining wood dust. Apply primer and use fine sandpaper for the raised grains in the timber. Domestic floors should then have two top coats of lacquer applied. Read instructions carefully for the drying times!  


  1. Maintenance

Sweep your floor properly, vacuum it or use a dust mop in order to get rid of all the little particles. Only then should you mop it, with a product designed specifically for wooden flooring, never use water. If you mop first, you will scratch the surface of your floor by pushing in the particles.

We have hundreds of satisfied customers who have bought solid wood, hard wood, engineered wood, laminate flooring, natural stone flooring, under floor heating, carpet, and more and had it installed or fitted by us in Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Edinburgh, Henley on Thames, Kingston Upon Thames, Lichfield, London, Manchester, Nottingham, Oxford, Poole, Solihull, Stratford-on-Avon, Sutton Coldfield, Warwick, and Worcester.

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