timber floor sanding and polishing Sydney

What Products Are Used for Floor Polishing in Sydney?

Timber floorboards add beauty and sophistication to any Sydney home. They are durable and strong, increase the value of your home and are easy to clean compared to carpet, linoleum and tiles. There are many different products available and if you want a new look, you can stain the flooring or add a different type of polish.

To keep your floors in top notch condition, we advise that you use warm soapy water for daily cleaning however you may also choose to use professional floor polishers and floor polishing products. The team at Abacus Flooring in Sydney can advise you on what products to use for your particular type of floor. Our timber floor sanding polishing services beautify your floors and add a protective coat and sealant to protect your timber flooring for years to come.

Floor Polishing in Sydney

We are often asked what is means to polish a timber floor. Floor polishing is the technique commonly used to give a new shine and glossy appearance to all types of timber flooring. The process involves sanding the timber to remove any imperfections and rough areas, and then applying a coat of polish or wax. The process of floor sanding services gives your floor a shiny, smooth appearance and will give your floors a pristine as new look!

Types of Common Floor Polishes in Sydney

There are three main types of timber products to use on timber floor; all give a beautiful and unique look. Take into account your lifestyle, look and style, and the maintenance required when choosing from our quality woodem floor polishing products for your Sydney home or workplace. We can provide an obligation free consultation with our floor polishers in Sydney to help you decide on the best product for your needs.

Water Based Polyurethane

This type of polish is ideal to enhance your wooden floorboards natural look. These types of products are nontoxic, and fast drying. There is little odour with water-based polyurethane. Being water based they are noncombustible. There is no need to vacate the property while the coat is applied. The polish is touch dry and takes around 3 days for our floor polishers to get ready. There needs to be around 12 to 13 hours left between coats.

Solvent Based Polyurethane

This type of polish is durable and easy to maintain. Solvent based polyurethane takes longer to dry than water based polyurethane. It takes 6 hours to become touch dry and you need to wait for 18-24 hours between every coat. It can take up to 3 days to get ready. Choose from beautiful shiny gloss or satin finishes. This type of polish gives a darker shade to your timber.

Modified Oil Based Polyurethane

This type of floor polish gives your flooring a protective coat. No sealant is needed. The product gives a slight amber colour and looks great. These types of finish do require regular maintenance, so take this into consideration for the future. Modified Oil Based Polyurethane takes around 10 hours to dry and it is a further 24 hours before you can walk on your timber floors.


Our quality stains soak deeply into the pores of the wood and harden to create a seal that penetrates and protects. Choose a stain that you love from our wide selection. We can mix and match them to meet your needs. Abacus Flooring have every option from all ends of the color chart available from lime wash to black. Polyurethanes are then used as a protective coating and to stop the stain from fading.

Contact our team for more information on floor polishing for your Sydney home or workplace. We have a range of quality products and services to enhance the look and feel of your property, whatever your taste and style. The team are friendly, knowledgeable and reliable.