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What are the Essential Secrets on Floor Sanding and Finishing?

Posted on March 24th, 2011 In: Blog, Floor Sanding Services Blogs

Floor sanding can be undertaken manually or you can also make use of sanding machines which are designed exclusively for sanding. Floor sanding gives your floor a very smooth and a new look.

The Beauty of Floor Sanding

Floor sanding refers to a very simple process in which only a sand paper is required. Once the sanding process is done you can coat the floor with a suitable sealant and then use a machine to give the flooring a few finishing touches. You can also sand the floor by using different materials like cork or timber. Sanding floorboards can add a lot of beauty and elegance to your floors. The entire sanding process will leave your floor looking brand new and shining. It adds a touch of class to your home and sets it part from other homes.

The Secrets

Always use an orbital sander for removing the old finish. This is better than using drum sanders which take away about 1/16 inch of wood with it. Though the orbital sander may take a little longer there is no danger of chipping away the wood itself. Next, scrape the corners with the help of a pull scraper. Once the old finish is removed use a palm orbital sander smoothen and flatten the edges left by scraping.

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