What you can expect when your floors are professionally sanded & coated
Sanding and finishing a beautiful timber floor is a skill acquired over many years. Bear in mind that, as all the work is done by hand controlled machines and applicators, there can be evidence of this in the floor. Further as you live on the floor it will gain a character and feel that is unique to your home. This is all part of the beauty of owning a timber floor.
Expert sanding and coating.
Nail holes, knot holes and gaps at the end of boards to be filled with the appropriate filler.
A coating that will provide many years of beauty providing it is properly maintained.
What not to expect
A completely dust free environment, our modern sanding machinery is fitted with the best dust collecting equipment available however It is virtually impossible however to totally eliminate dust from the job which has a couple of consequences:
there will always be some dust particles that settle on the newly finished surface.
there may be a minimal amount of dust throughout the rest of the house.
Removal of deep cuts such as those from carpet trimming knives or deep gouges in the boards.
Removal of stains from within the boards and around nail holes such as animal urine and water marks.
Filling gaps between the boards. These gaps are not filled because subsequent shrinkage and expansion in the timber will cause cracking in the filler.
Do not expect boards damaged by borer to have the same gloss level as those in good condition.
Do not expect any areas filled with putty to have the same feel as the timber after application of coatings
My floorboards have been damaged can you repair them?.
Yes we can replace individual boards or the entire floor if required with either new or recycled timber subject to availability to best match you existing floor
What can I do to prepare the floor?
You can save money by removing all existing floor coverings including tacks, staples and any smooth edge carpet strips from the floor. Remove all furniture and other items on walls.
Can we sand the floors ourselves?
There are many establishments that will hire equipment to sand your floors, however this equipment is constantly being used by amateurs and as a result are usually unbalanced and far from the extremely expensive state of the art machinery used by expert trades people. I would therefore suggest that you seek a qualified tradesperson to undertake this type of work.
Can we coat the floors ourselves?
We are happy to prepare the floor for you to allow you to apply your own coatings if you wish. The key to a successful job is in the preparation however extreme care needs to be taken with coating application to produce desired results.
Once the job is complete, when can I move my furniture back?
My preferred coatings will dry overnight and be ready to accept furniture fitted with protective felt pads after 24 hours however full curing will take approximately 3 weeks, during this period extra care should be taken to avoid damage to the coating.