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What are the Different Types of Floor Sanding and Polishing?

Posted on June 2nd, 2011 In: Blog, Wood Floor Polishing Blogs

Floor Sanding and PolishingFloor Sanding and Polishing is a process which requires a lot of care. You need to pay attention to detail so that your floor looks great. You need to follow certain guidelines if you want your flooring regains its lost beauty and value.

Things to do before Sanding

Floor Sanding and polishing involves three stages. Namely: the pre sanding stage, the sanding stage and the post sanding stage. In the pre sanding stage, the first step is to check your floorboards to see if there are any loose nails and gaps between the floorboards. Replace such nails with new ones or just hammer the old ones back into position. Fill in the gaps between the floorboards by using resin and saw dust.

Sanding & the Post Sanding Stage

There are different types of floor sanding and polishing. This includes hardwood floor sanding, parquet floor sanding, Victorian floor sanding, etc. Floorboard sanding and polishing involves the use of coarse or rough sandpaper in the initial stages to sand the floorboard before moving on to finer sandpaper to remove all the dust, dirt, stains that has been accumulated over a period of time.

In the floor sanding and polishing process, the next step is to ensure that your flooring gets the best finish. You can choose from oil based finishes, composite finishes, water based finishes and solvent based polyurethane finishes.

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