Here are our top tips for the best way to sand floors. If your home’s wooden floors require complete sanding and some serious TLC you should have a look at Floor Sanding and contact Mister Floors. Sometimes they don’t need major renovations to make it look fresh or pristine. A simple floor sanding can elevate your home’s aesthetic appeal without the nuisance and unnecessary expense! With that said, here are the top tips to sand and breathe life into your existing flooring.
Preparations are necessary – do not skip!
First and foremost, sanding floors is not an easy task. As much as possible, this job should be left to the experts. However, if you feel like it’s something that you can accomplish, there’s nothing wrong with opting for a DIY approach. However, before you start sanding the floor, there are several aspects you need to consider. You have to make sure that all floor coverings are removed, you have to check for protruding nails, sweep and clean the floor, and have your equipment on standby.
It’s time to sand
After making sure that your floor is all set to sand, now’s the time to bring on the machine and start grinding! First, tip your floor sander to the side, leaving the front open. It is recommended that you work your way to the highest grit when sanding. For example, you must start with something coarse before moving on to something finer. If your floors haven’t been sanded before, you can use the 24 grit. But, if it only needs a refresh, then you can opt for a finer grit. Another tip to improve your DIY floor sanding is to start on the floor’s centre. This is done for a smooth and even finish. Keep in mind that the sanding machine needs to move constantly. Do away from instant jerking movements while sanding.
Sand until shadows and marks are removed
As earlier mentioned, floor sanding is a tough task to accomplish. Not to mention the fact that it is time-consuming. If you’re wondering if you’ve already done enough sanding and called it a day, you might be wrong. You may still need to push through and keep sanding until you see your floorboards in their former glory. While sanding you can’t seem to get rid of shadows or can’t sand hard-to-reach areas (like edges), you may want to try sanding the floor diagonally.
Edges and other hard-to-reach areas
One effective way of sanding floor edges and hard-to-reach areas is not to sand them as well as the floor’s centre! It may seem counterintuitive but it works. You can finish sanding the majority of the floor’s area with 120-grit paper but for the edges, it can be finished at 80 grit. You can save time, and preserve the beauty and durability of your floors by calling professionals to get the job done. Mister Floors offer the best timber restorations, floor sanding, and polishing services for your humble abode! Contact us now for any floor sanding project and we’d be more than happy to help you restore the former glory of your floorboards.