WHAT THE WORK INVOLVES
After you have relocated your furniture, we will handle every phase of the work that leads up to the delivery of those stunning polished timber floors. The process starts by removing your floor coverings if present, with care taken to extract all nails and staples while we go. Any nails that are fixing boards to joists are punched down. This usually eradicates any pesky creaks that you may have been enduring and makes sure there is no future movement of floor boards.
When lifting the floor coverings, we at times discover some damage to the floor that was previously not visible. We repair damaged flooring as we uncover it, sourcing boards of a similar age to your floor from Brisbane salvage yards.
The Floor sanding
Now we are ready to commence the sanding process. After assessing the condition that the floor is in, we might first sand on a 45 degree angle, initially using sand paper with a rough grade sand. We do this to attain lateral flatness. We next repeatedly sand the floor with the grain numerous times, each time using slightly finer sandpaper than the time before. For the last sanding preparation, we always use a rotary sander. A rotary sander buffs away any fine sanding marks that were produced when we used the belt sander. The floor will now be extremely smooth and will be ready for applying the coatings. Making choices for wood floor polishing in Coorparoo might seem daunting but don’t let it overwhelm you, we are right here ready to help you with your decisions along the way.
HOW WE COAT
Using Solvent based Polyurethanes
Traditionally, timber floors have often been coated with solvent based polyurethanes. For a large number of people, this continues to be their product of choice. If you are seeking a high gloss finish, it really is hard to ignore the depth of finish that it can achieve. Additionally, the top-quality solvent based polyurethanes which we use will also pro-duce beautiful contemporary and warm results through use of the Matt, Semi-gloss and Satin finishes which are available.
Using Water-based Polyurethanes
You will find that water-based Polyurethane really produces an outstanding furniture like coating for your timber floor. It is true that polyurethanes that are solvent based give aesthetically pleasing results when you want a high gloss finish, but if you want a low sheen finish, we would recommend a water based polyurethane. Water-based Polyurethane is nontoxic, it is low odour and it is environmentally friendly. Because it has a very fast drying time, very few dust particles present for the final finish. Good quality water based products will produce a very consistent and even sheen.
Which Brands Do We Prefer?
We will only use top-quality coatings here at A Custom Timber Floor Polishing Coorparoo. The selection of solvent based coatings that we recommend are POLYCURE & FEAST WATSON. The selection of water based coatings that we recommend are LOBA DUO & BONA TRAFFIC
TIMBER FLOOR SANDING
We are timber floor staining experts.
After arranging wooden floor sanding in Coorparoo, a popular choice is to also get their timber floors stained. If you opt for an economical timber choice, getting it stained afterwards can be transformative, creating a beautiful masterpiece. Fundamentally, there are two main staining options. For customers looking to achieve a moderately darkened appearance or who want to subtly change the tone of the timber floor, we would use a tint stain coat. It takes expert skills to achieve impeccable consistency across a timber floor. For customers who want a darker look, perhaps black japan or walnut then we usually recommend staining the timber directly. This process is a time consuming one, but it does produce extraordinary results! The critical element to attaining an excellent stain result is starting with a thorough and expert consultation. Before we start staining your floors, we will give you a demonstration of samples of your floor so that you can have complete confidence that your vision is going to come to life as you imagined. Contact us now for a complimentary appraisal of your homes timber flooring!
At A Custom Floor Polishing Coorparoo, we are trained and experienced in delivering you the beautiful timber floor that you’ve been hoping for.