Preparing Wood Floors for Sanding
Sanding wood floors is an excellent way to improve both the light and the warmth of the average home, while polishing wood floors can add style and attractiveness. Floor sanding has to be carried out prior to polishing as polishing wood floors can often bring out some of the imperfections that may be present in the wood.
Floor sanding is a fairly easy task, which can be handled by hiring a floor sander and attempting to do the job yourself, or by simply picking up the telephone and hiring a professional to do the job instead.
Whether you do hire a professional or decide to go it alone, there are a few steps that need to be taken beforehand in either circumstance. The wood floor should be vacuumed or at least swept thoroughly prior to the commencement of any work and the surface of the wooden floor should be inspected to make sure there are no nails sticking out of the wood (if there are, then they need to be either replaced or just simply hammered back into place). Also check for any sign of deep scratches that will need to be filled in before sanding can begin. If the wood floor has been polished on a previous occasion, then any remaining old polish needs to be removed (this can generally be achieved with the aid of turpentine).
When the wooden floor has been correctly prepared, then sanding can begin; commencing with rough sandpaper before progressing to finer sandpaper, which should leave the wood floor both even and smooth.