Do you need hardwood floor Sanding?
We are specialist in all types of hardwood floor sanding.
Step 1: Hardwood Floor Sanding
Hardwood floor sanding is a process that requires a more coarse method of treatment than other wood flooring. Our team uses fairly coarse paper, usually around grit 36 or 40 but no more as we would not want to leave any deep and lines that may surface in future as it is the case for Harwood floor sanding.
To know which types of wood require the technique of hardwood floor sanding we will now go through a few, just so you are a little more in the know. Oak, Walnut, Teak, Mirabeau, Miranti and Panga Panga Wenge are all types of wood that would require hardwood floor sanding.
Although the sanding process for hardwood floors require a coarse sanding belt to start with, it is not advisable to use a very coarse belt such as belt 24 grit, as this would result in deep scratches that would be too difficult to remove. Therefore, it is better to start with belt grit 40, slightly milder belt and put it, more time and effort to strip off hardwood floors, rather than doing it too quickly with a coarser belt and damage the floors. The scratches may not appear soon after the sanding, but will surface after a month or two. There are many tips and techniques, that we at West End Flooring Masters have accumulated over the years, enabling us to achieve a perfectly sanded hardwood floors.
Step 2: Sanding and finishing Hardwood Floors.
Here a useful tip of how to always achieve a dark walnut finishing:
As it is not advisable nor recommended to stain hardwood floors, such as in the case of this walnut flooring, in order to achieve a dark finish for your customer’s Walnut flooring, first the floors must be sanded to grit 100, then prior to sealing with either oil or varnish, wait the floors thoroughly with water, let them dry for 20 minutes, then seal them with the sealing product of your choice, ensuring that your walnut flooring will be dark. This is because Walnut floors if sealed directly with any sealing product oil or varnish without this intervention will look pale or even pinkish.
Step 3: Buffing Hardwood Floors in between coating for a smooth finish:
All Hardwood Floors need to be buffed in between coats, this is because the grain will raise up very strongly after the first coat, making the floors feel quite rough. Buffing them will remove any raised up grain and hairs making the floors feel very smooth and even.
Of course here at West End Flooring Masters, we have the expert team to identify and treat your wood accordingly. Our eye for detail cannot be beaten and neither can our technique.
Please take some time to browse the floor sanding link to learn more about how we here at West End Flooring Masters do things.