All about Floor Sanding and Finishing
Floor sanding and finishing are the two most important steps in the restoration of hardwood floors. However, there are many choices to be made when it comes to floor sanding and finishing. Let’s look at them.
Begin your floor sanding and polishing project by clearing out the room, re-sinking protruding nails and filling holes with wood filler. The most important choice you will need to make is between a drum sander (major uplift) and an oscillating sander (minor uplift). In any case, you are also likely to need a handheld sander to sand corners and other hard-to-access areas.
After sanding, the next step in your floor sanding and finishing project is choosing the type of finish you want. Your options include oil based urethane which is a solvent based polyurethane, acid based urethane which is also called the Swedish Finish, water based urethane as well as a number of environment friendly oil based finishes made from vegetable oils. Choose the finishing option for your floor not just based on the look you want it to have, but also based on the level of care and maintenance required by different types of finishes.