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Floor Board Sanding – Basic information Guide for DIY Users

Posted on May 27th, 2011 In: Blog, Floor Sanding Services Blogs

Floorboard SandingIt is only during the past few years that people have realized the value of wooden flooring. With many people opting for wooden flooring, there is a huge demand for floorboard sanding professionals. However, there are some people who prefer to undertake the sanding process on their own. If you want to it yourself, there are a few floorboard sanding guidelines that you should follow so that it does not have any adverse impact on your floors.

Surface Cleaning

The first step in the floorboard sanding process involves cleaning the surface area thoroughly. Use soft bristled brushes to sweep the floor so that you can get rid of the accumulated dust and dirt. Check for any loose and damaged floorboards, protruding nails, deep scratches and gaps between the planks. Fill in the gaps with sawdust and resin mixture while replacing the damaged floorboards with new ones.

The Finishing Stage

The floorboard sanding process involves sanding the floor with coarse sandpaper to get rid of all the dirt from the top layer of the flooring. This will make your floor look smooth and fresh. Next, apply fresh coats of polyurethane and allow it to cure for a couple of days before applying a color paint of your choice. Following this floorboard sanding process will help in adding life to your flooring.

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