Sanding and Polishing
Before the sanding process can begin, we ensure that all nails are punched below the surface.
The punched nail holes can then be filled. The level/basic sand, as the name suggests, is to cut the boards level, taking out any ridges or high points in the floor. The final sand utilises a finer grade of paper – once again reducing the depth of scratching and preparing the floor for the coating system.
The floor finish will be easily contaminated with any dirt, dust or other extraneous matter left on the floor. It is essential that the area be thoroughly cleaned / vacuumed, paying particular attention to any areas which may have caught dust during the sanding process. As we are not in a controlled enviroment do not expect a totally dust free finish, the small specks that may end up in your floor will wear off with foot traffic.
Using a brush, cut in the finish around the perimeter walls and any other obstructions or areas which may not be accessible to the main applicator.
After the second coat the floor should again be edged with a brush coming out into the body of the floor.
The application process is as per the first coat with the applicator being worked along the full lengths of the boards and lightly feathered at the outer edge of each strip of application.
The final coat shall follow the process of light sand of the previous coat, thorough cleaning and application of the coating. Typically a three coat system is utilised, however all manufacturers’ recommendations should be followed in regards to number of coats.