Floor Refinishing Gone Wrong

Unbeknownst to most homeowners, quality of workmanship varies greatly in the floor refinishing industry. This floor below, is one example of this. Economy Floor Sanding was called in to assess this floor, which was done by another Brisbane company.To cut a long story short, it’s obvious, they did not punch the nails.Sub-Standard Floor RefinishingAt the time, they saved themselves a …

Your Floor Sander On-Site – Its Day 1

Your floor sander arrives on the first day. What we do today, will seriously impact the end result.It is this foundation work which sets an average, finished floor apart from a great one. Nail PunchingThe first task is punching all nails at least 2mm below the surface. This will achieve the following: Lock down the floorboards securely back onto the …

How Timber Floors Increase Home Values

Home » BlogTimber floors are “number three” on the list of top 3 areas to spend your renovation dollars for maximum return on investment.The obvious kitchen and bathroom take out the top two.Timber Floors – Modern and Hygienic The first reason to choose polished timber floors is the modern look and feel. Next is hygiene. This is especially true if …

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Floor Sanding in Kitchens – How to Prepare

Do I need to remove my Fridge?When floor sanding in kitchens, generally, it is best practice to move the refrigerator out. This is for two reasons. First, there is usually a sizable gap down the sides of the fridge which are seen. Second, if you are selling at a later stage, the fridge recess will look odd. That said, if …

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Floor Sanding Terminology Explained

Home » BlogUnless you are in the timber floor sanding and polishing industry, there are some terms commonly used which may seem a little strange. Below are a few which may give you a heads-up before next talking with your flooring contractor.Punch off a FloorThis means to punch the nails down below the surface of the timber. It stops the …

Floor Finish Filling Floorboard Gaps

Home » BlogThis image shows the floor finish filling floorboard gapsin some sections. Unfortunately, it is not actually what is happening. It does look that way because it is a newly laid timber floor. The floor finish can sometimes ‘bridge’ across two adjacent floorboards. Therefore, it can appear sometimes to be seamless, or look like filler is present.Filling Gaps Between …

How to Protect Timber Floors From Furniture

Home » BlogProtecting timber floors from damage is vital to keep them looking great. Dirt, grit, water and furniture can combine to make your stunning timber floor look drab. The best advice is to place mats at all entries and prepare your furniture. Wooden floors and Furniture LegsHow can I protect my hardwood floors from furniture? Furniture legs can cause …

Timber Floor Finishes

Home » BlogTimber floor finishes are the protection layer applied to your timber floor. This is after running through the sanding processes. You have a large range of products to choose from. Like everything you buy, there are levels of quality, and price variances. These will reflect in the look and durability of your finished floor. Timber Floor Finishes – …

Choosing A Quality Floor Sanding Service

When updating your timber floor, it can be a great way to modernize a home.It can also add serious value or make it more appealing when you sell. But is it always a good idea to go for the cheapest price? Besides that, what does a quality floor actually mean, and how do you decide whether to focus on a …

Gaps Between Polished Floorboards

Home » BlogOur Brisbane clients sometimes ask “Can you fill the gaps between our polished floorboards?” Some floors are tight while others can have gaps up to 5mm wide. Besides from floors laid with gaps present, floors can also shrink in the dry months. As a result, gaps will widen between the polished floorboards. Also, air conditioners will also dry …