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7 Common Floor Sanding Questions

Posted on November 26th, 2010 In: Blog, Floor Renovations Blog

Floor Sanding Questions......Your wood floor has become old and worn-out and is no longer the shining floor it once used to be. And you’re one of those who don’t want to commit the sin of covering a magnificent wood floor sanding by hiding it under a carpet. So you decide to renovate your old floor all by yourself.

Since sanding is the most difficult as well as important step in the renovation of an old floor many people want to know more about it by asking questions. Here are the seven common questions they often ask.

Question 1: I want to sand my floor as well as decorate the house. Which should I do first?
Decorate first and sand later. Important jobs like wiring and plumbing should be done first and take up sanding only after the decoration is over.

Question 2: How long does it take to sand the finish the room?
It will take around two days to sand varnish the floor and an extra 2-3 days for the finishing material to cure well.

Question 3: How much will it cost to get the room sanded and finished with varnish?
If you want to get your room sanded and varnished it will cost around £15 – 20 per square meter. If you do it yourself, the cost can come down to half of that.

Question 4: Is it necessary for the gaps between boards filled before sanding?
Yes, but use quality filler that doesn’t shrink after drying.

Question 5: How to sand a floor?
Do it in a series of cuts. For the first cut, use heavy grit abrasive to make the floor sanding level. For the later cuts use light grit abrasive for a real smooth finish.

Question 6: Which is the better kind of sander?
A drum sander is right choice. A belt sander is used for large areas.

Question 7: How to sand narrow areas?
Sanding narrow areas using an edger is the best solution

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