timber floor sanding adelaide

Install, Repair, Sand & Polish Timber Floors


Floorcraft provides a full range of timber flooring & sanding services and products for all styles and budgets. Our Adelaide services include:



  • Installation
  • Preparation of Subfloor
  • Sanding and Polishing



Installation of flooring should not be done until other construction activities (particularly wet trades) are complete and after the building is roofed and enclosed, with the temperature and humidity as close as possible to the expected in-service conditions. Expansion gaps of 10 mm should be provided at all walls and other fixed obstructions, which are parallel to the run of floor boards. Types of flooring we install include:

– Solid Timber
– Pre- Finished Engineered
– Engineered Floating
– Parquetry
– Laminate
– Bamboo



Floorcraft can manage or assist any subfloor work necessary for new timber floor installation, these include:

– Removal of tiles, slates, carpets or vinyl
– Removal, grinding of glues
– Grinding of high spots
– Filling of any low spots and cracks
– Installation of plywood


Sand & Polish

One of the advantages of timber floors is that they can be re-sanded to produce a “new floor”. Parquetry, Bamboo, Floorboards, Floating timber floors or prefinished solid timber floors can all be sanded back to bare timber and re-finished at the quarter of the cost of installing a new floor. We use latest dustless machines with efficient dust bags to control more than 98% of the dust that is created. We recommend covering book shelves and electronic equipment.

Floorcraft provides a full service in Adelaide in:

– Sand and polish of new timber floors
– Sand and polish / restoration of old timber floors
– Re-coating of existing floors Staining of existing or new timber floors Removal and disposal of old floor coverings Repair of old or broken boards Repair of water damaged flooring


Sanding provides a method for smoothing an installed floor, compensating for unevenness of the subfloor. Additionally, sanding is used to renew the appearance of older floors. No beveled edges, as seen in some pre manufactured prefinished floors, will be evident in a sanded floor. Sanding using successively finer grades of sandpaper is required to ensure even stain penetration when stains are used, as well as to eliminate visible scratches from coarser sandpaper grades used initially.


The way a floor is used and amount of traffic will help determine the type of finish applied to any wood floor. Generally there are three main types of finishes that are available.

1. Solvent based Polyurethane,
2. Water based Polyurethane and
3. Tung/Modified Oil

All these finishes are applied in 3 coats, each product has its own distinct advantages, but Floorcraft use and recommend the use of water based polyurethanes and oil based sealers for new floors in Adelaide.

We do not recommend the use of Solvent based polyurethane or other products that may cause edge bonding. As timber flooring continues to move throughout its life due to changes in atmospheric conditions, we advise the use of products that allow the boards to move independently of one and other. Oil based sealers, modified oils and some water based polyurethanes will allow free movement of the boards whereas solvent based polyurethane often bonds the edges of the boards together which may result in 4 or 5 boards being glued tightly together and excessive gaps appearing on either side of those boards.

Floorcraft also supplies and installs a full range of timber accessories, including: beads, trims & cover strips in Adelaide.