timber floor polishing sydney

What to do Before Your Home’s Floor Sanding and Polishing

If you have wooden floorboards in your Sydney home, keep them looking at their brightest with professional sanding and polishing. Your home will be given a new lease of life when your floors are revamped. When selling your home, a lot of buyers favour a timber floor and therefore may add significant value to your sale.

Wooden flooring is best left to flooring professionals when being repaired, sanded, and polished. When you are having your floors professionally maintained, there are some things that you will need to do to prepare.

1. Know the Best Service for Your Needs

There are many services available when it comes to refreshing and updating the look of your floors.

Floors naturally become thinner the more times they are sanded, so take into account the current thickness of the wood. Older parquetry floors for example, are a lot thinner than solid hardwood flooring. All types of wood can be revamped. Abacus can help you determine the lifespan of your floors.

Consider whether you are wanting a freshen up, to remove marks and or scuffs, or a completely new modern look with a new shade of floor stain. Here are some of the services we offer:
• Cleaning and polishing your floors
• Light sanding and polishing
• Stain and polish
• Repair of damaged floors. If you have stained, dented, or damaged your floorboards our team can repair the damage
• Limewashing
• Top up coats can be added to give your floors lustre and sheen and have them looking fresh again

2. Get Pricing for the Job

Get a quotation for the project and know what your budget is for flooring. Talk to us about the best service for your needs.

3. Find Alternative Accommodation
In most cases you and your family will need to stay elsewhere while your flooring is sanded and polished. Depending on your choice of material, there may be fumes while the polishing process is completed. Doors are sealed during the coating process to stop traces of air movement while the coating dries.

You come home to a brand new look and feel for your home.

4. Move Furniture
Before the start day you will need to have organised to have all your furniture removed from the rooms. If the floor area has built in cupboards or wardrobes, the floor areas of these items will need to be cleared. If you need assistance with moving the furniture, please let us know.

5. Dustless Service
Our sanding machines remove a large percentage of the dust. It is still important, however, to erect drop sheets to cover open doorways in your home to areas that are not being sanded. It is recommended that curtains are removed or covered and that blinds are covered in plastic or fully drawn to prevent dust collecting on them.

Remove pictures and lampshades that are low hanging or raise them to a higher level. Airconditioning units should be covered with plastic sheeting to stop the dust getting in.

6. What Your Flooring Professionals Will Need
We will need access to a connected power source at your property. We will also need access to the meter box in case the larger machines trip a fuse or circuit breaker during the works. If timber floors are visible on your car parking spaces cars will need to be parked elsewhere while the sanding and polishing is carried out. If you have wooden floors in the kitchen, we ask that you remove your fridge.

Abacus Flooring service all areas of Sydney, Northern Beaches, Northern Shore, Eastern Sydney, Inner West Sydney, Hills District, Blacktown and Penrith, St George and Sutherland Shire and South Western Sydney. If you are looking for a new look for the flooring of your home, contact us for an obligation free consultation.

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