Sanding Wooden Floors Explained

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Authentic wooden floors do not just add to the aesthetic factor of the room but they also add a certain warmth to it. However, these require maintenance as they are prone to getting dull over a period of time, especially in areas with high traffic. This is where a wooden floor sander comes in handy because it polishes the wood and makes it brand new once again.

Before you engage in the sanding process, you will want to remove all the furniture from your room because the wood dust may get into them. Also, having items in the room you’re sanding will simply interferes with the sanding process, so make sure you have a ‘clean slate’ to begin with. It will also be helpful to remove the fragile items and curtains in the room to avoid damage.

Sanding wood floors will be easier if you get rid of any loose nails or protruding ones on the board because these could tear the sanding paper. If your wood floors require repairs in certain spots then make sure you do it before sanding it. It is also recommended to vacuum the floor and sweep it well before sanding. Once you’re done prepping the floor for sanding, it is time to prep yourself. For this, you can refer to the manual that comes with the sanding machine so that you know what you’re doing.

Fit the sanding machine with the appropriate sanding paper before you start the process. Make sure everything is secured tight before you switch on the machine. When sanding the floor, always move in the forward direction and once you reach the end of the room, just turn the drum sander around and sand another section of the room. Keep repeating this until you’ve sanded the entire room. You can also sand the room twice if you want best results.

After the sanding process is over, you’d want to switch off the belt sander and concentrate on small areas and corners of the room which is not accessible by the drum sander. For this task, the edge sander would be perfect as it is capable of sanding those hard-to-reach nooks and corners. Once the sanding process is over, you’d want to seal in your hard work by using a floor varnish on it, it also helps to maximize the shine.

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