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 Refinishing
At the time, they saved themselves a couple of hours labour – yah for them!
For the homeowner, unfortunately the result is a terrible floor, with the edge lips of the floorboards highlighted in natural light looking very uneven.
How Does This Happen?
Over the years, floorboards will expand and contract as they absorb and release moisture.
This is a normal process, as timber is a natural product. In combination with other factors, such as walking on a floor, floorboards will move slightly and loosen from the joists over time. Topside, if the floor is sanded flat while in this state, the unstable floorboards are subject to movement a later stage.
On the other hand, punching the nails down BEFORE sanding, locks the floorboards securely back down onto the top of the joists. This ensures a ‘true’ flat surface as a foundation to create a stable, flat floor. Find out how Economy Floor Sanding prepares a floor on day one.
Not the only Elephant in the room
That is not the only major floor refinishing defect here.
Further into the next room, as pointed out in the image, depressions are also present. This indicates that no angle sanding or rotary sanding has been carried out. That is a whole other topic.
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I am absolutely over the moon , the floors look amazing. Cannot recommend Karl from Economy floors highly enough. He has done a fantastic job. The workmanship is first class.Anne szczepanski
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