Floor Sanding & Polishing in Adelaide

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

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.

Polishing

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 for polishing.

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.