Q1. What finish is appropriate for my floor?
There are several types of finish, the most popular and lowest maintenance one being lacquer. These products are hard wearing and give the best long term protection to your floor. Other products that may be used are oils and wax oil products. These can be particularly useful for hard woods; however they do require more maintenance.
Q2. What can be done about gaps in my floor?
It is possible to fill some gaps in the floor with resin and sawdust from your floor, but in larger gaps this tends to fail over time. You should not fill between boards as boards expand and contract with moisture and any filler will also fail. You could also be creating problems from lack of air through the floor.
Q3. Do we decorate before or after sanding?
You can decorate before sanding; however it is advisable to just undercoat skirting boards as the edging machine sometimes leaves marks on new paint.
Q4. Is the sanding process dusty?
Generally the sanding process produces a minimal amount of dust that is not collected by the machines; however on very uneven floors it may be dustier. We clear as much dust from the room as possible before the lacquering process commences.
Q5. How do I keep my floor looking good?
We will provide you with a brochure on floor maintenance that will give you all the information you need.
Q6. Are there any real wood floors that cannot be restored?
In our experience all real wood floors can be restored, some may require much more work to do so.
Q7. How long will my floors be out of use?
The sanding process generally takes a day per room depending on room size, once we have lacquered the floor it is generally touch dry within 60 - 90 minutes so you can walk on it without shoes. The lacquer will generally be fully cured after 72 hours.
Q8. How long will the floor last?
Your floor should last for many years as long as it is properly maintained. As always the better you look after it the better it will look after you!
Contact our specialists today for more information about floor sanding