Preparing Your Home For Timber Floor Sanding & Polishing
If you have hired a professional floor sanding and polishing company in Sydney, it’s important to prepare your home before they start day. Preparing your home and timber floors beforehand ensures a smooth floor sanding and polishing experience.
Follow the below steps to prepare for professional wooden floor sanding and polishing.
1. Remove All Furniture
Removing all the furniture from the room to be sanded and polished is the first step of preparing your home for sanding and polishing. It helps floor sanders to finish the job within time. Firstly, clearing out the furniture, including ottomans, tables, carpets, and other furnishings from the floor, will protect them from the dust generated during timber floor sanding.
Secondly, it makes the floor sanding and polishing process easier for floor sanders. When you provide an empty room with bare floorings and no furniture to remove, they start working right away, making the whole process more organised, efficient, and quick.
2. Remove Curtains and Wall Decors
Once you have removed everything from the floors, make sure to remove your wall hangings and curtains. Removing wall decors and photo frames will protect them from dust and prevents them from falling and breaking during floor sanding, if by chance. Sometimes, in some houses, as the walls start shaking from the vibrations during sanding, photo frames and decors hung on loose hooks may fall. So, have them removed.
When it comes to curtains, either remove them or wrap them in biodegradable plastic bags or wraps and tie them up to a certain distance from the flooring to avoid being an obstacle during timber floor sanding. Similarly, cover the low-hanging lampshades or raise them higher.
3. Tape off Door Vents
Though our floor sanding process is dust-free, it is still important that you cover vents. Use masking tapes to cover door vents to prevent dust from settling there. You can also cover shelves and wall paintings with masking tapes. Similarly, cover your AC units with masking tapes or plastic sheets from dust getting inside.
Note that, while covering ventilations, make sure to leave a good amount of ventilation for the flooring professionals for health and safety concerns. Moreover, having good ventilation is essential for the finishes to dry faster.
4. Hammer in the Nails
Old timber floorings can have exposed nails here and there. It saves a lot of time for sanding professionals if you take the time to hammer down the exposed nails. Do it with care so as not to damage the wooden floors.
5. Clean the Floors
Before floor sanding and polishing professionals arrive, make sure to clean your timber floors. This speeds up the floor sanding job. Sweep the floorings with a soft-bristled broom or vacuum to remove fine particles of sand, dust, and dirt. After cleaning, mop the floors using a recommended floor cleaning product with a slightly damped microfiber mop.
This keeps the floors ready to be sanded, ensuring the maximum removal of dirt and dust trapped in the gaps of your timber flooring. But don’t worry about the pet stains and other imperfections you can get rid of, as floor sanding professionals will take care of them.
6. Check Your Power
Professional floor sanding and polishing need adequate lighting and power to sand and polish timber floors. So, if you have just sold the house or it’s new, make sure the house has electricity available. Also, ensure your house has an uninterrupted water supply, as water is also required for the floor sanding and polishing process.
Taking care of these steps helps flooring professionals finish the job as quickly as possible. Contact our team for more assistance and professional floor sanding and polishing needs in Sydney.