Basic Floor sanding tips

Floor Sanding Equipment

Top Tip – Look for dust catching floor sanding equipment

We look at floor sanding tips and costs,  popular  for new floors and also to revitalize old timber floors. Floor sanding and polishing is best carried out by an experienced floor sander. Floor sanding costs will vary depending on finnish required. New ‘Dustless’ Floor Sanding Machines provide a cleaner alternative to older floor sanding machines. We provide some floor sanding tips and a basic guide to floor sanding costs. Floor sanding equipment may be hired if you intend to sand your own floors.

Floor Sanding and polishing is carried out in a number of steps. A typical breakdown of floor sanding steps is set out:

  • all furniture is removed and floors are swept clean before floor sanding commences.
  • nails need to be punched
  • nail holes and other imperfections need to be filled with a colour matched wood filler.
  • floors are sanded using an industrial belt floor sander. Edges are sanded using a custom edge sander.
  • 3 coats of polyurethane are applied over three days with light sanding between coats.

    A basic tip is to have nail holes punched for floor sanding

    Basic floor sanding tip is to punch nail holes before you start

Floor sanded and Nail Holes Punched ready for for filling final sand and then polishing Floors should be re sanded and polished every 5 years (depending on wear). Re sanding and polishing requires only a light sand and helps preserve flooring.

Floor Sanding Costs

A typical cost for 3 coats of polyurethane to 52 m2 of floor area would be $1300. Costs will vary depending on: travel costs, multi level buildings, stairs and other factors.