Home Improvement Guidelines – Sanding Wooden Floors
It is a well know fact that hardwood can last for a lifetime. But, over a period of time the flooring may get dirtied, stained, discolored or damaged. In such instances you will have to restore the flooring back to its original state. If you want to restore your flooring you will need sanding. The floor sanding process involves two stages. Let us understand them one by one.
The Pre Sanding Stage
One of the first things that you need to do before sanding is to check whether the hardwood needs any repairs or if they need to be replaced. Once you have done this you will have to fill in the gaps between the floor boards. You can do this by using the same wood as the floor boards and stick them in the gaps by using a special kind of glue that can withstand any weather conditions. Once you are through with this, you have to begin the sanding process.
The Sanding and Post Sanding Stage
You can begin by using coarse sandpaper for sanding and gradually use finer sandpapers till the wooden floor looks smooth and clean. Next vacuum clean the entire room and then use a buffer to buff the floor. Once you complete this, the floor is ready for polishing, staining or waxing.