Ten Generally Asked Questions about Floor Sanding and Varnishing
1.QUESTION: Should I leave my wood flooring unfinished, or carry out floor sanding and varnishing?
ANS: Floor sanding and varnishing will protect the wood from damage, and enhance its natural colour and beauty.
2.QUESTION: Which is the best way of applying varnish?
ANS: Varnish is best applied with a soft brush, using even,smooth strokes along the grain.
3.QUESTION: Should I carry out room decoration or floor sanding first in a room?
ANS: Decoration should be done first, and floor sanding next.
4.QUESTION: Should I do the sanding of my wooden floor myself for best results?
ANS: For a professional finish, it would be advisable to get the job done by a floor sanding company.
5.QUESTION: How long will it take to sand and varnish a room?
ANS: For a 4×3 meters room, it will require two days to sand and varnish, and an additional two days to cure.
6.QUESTION: How can I best maintain my floor?
ANS: Sweep and vacuum regularly. Remove street shoes before entering the house.
7.QUESTION: Can damaged boards be replaced with reclaimed boards?
ANS: Reclaimed boards usually come from industrial sites, and will not match home requirements.
8.QUESTION: Should I get a new wooden floor to replace my present messy looking one?
ANS: Old wooden floor boards will look great after a sanding.
9.QUESTION: How long will a new floor last?
ANS: With heavy use, two to three years; with careful use, about ten years.
10.QUESTION: Should I fill the gaps between boards?
ANS: Recommended for kitchens, bathrooms and ground floor rooms.