Why do floors need sanding?

The main reasons people get their floors done are:

  • To extend the life of the floor, and protect your investment,
  • To repair damage – from termites, wear, furniture removal, or renovations
  • Or mainly to make the house look great again

A floor can usually be sanded and refinished several times. Call us and we can give you the best course of action for your floors when we come to do a quote. We can give you a price guide over the phone for sanding and polishing when you call or contact us. Most of the time damage to floors is repairable, but we’ll need to look at it in order to let you know if it’s gone too far. Make sure you point out any concerns or areas to our technicians when we attend.

Can you do it yourself?

With the tools readily available, many people may choose the DIY solution. However, if you hold the machines on the wrong angle, or go over an area too much you can cause irreparable damage. Imagine if you sanded an area so thin that you fell through it? The cost could be more than money!!

How long does it take?

It can depend on how large the flooring area, how many repairs are required and it can even depend on the weather! It could take from a day or two up to a week or more. We will provide you with a time-frame estimate when we do your quote. If things change in the course of works, we will let you know immediately.

How much does it cost?

Again the answer to this is that floor sanding prices depend on a lot of factors, including:

  • type of wood,
  • flooring area,
  • hours of labour required,
  • types of polish applied

Call us today for a price guide per square meter over the phone, and organise a free onsite measure and quote.

Is there much dust / waste?

The sanding process does create dust, it is unavoidable. However, we use commercial grade vacuums on all our machines to minimise the dust at all our worksites. We removal all waste products from our work site and dispose of it in a safe and environmentally conscious manner.


  • Timber floors have a striking practicality and are sturdy enough for the busiest of households or business.
  • There is a huge range of different finishes available, with high gloss, semi gloss and a matt finish all in polyurethane, polishes also available in water based
  • Timber floors are practical, easy to clean and maintain.
  • Timber floors are allergen free, and the best choice for asthma or allergy sufferers.
  • Floors can be installed on ply, directly fixed to concrete, and pre-finished floating timber floors.

Preparation Advice and What to Expect

  • All furniture and ornamental objects must be removed.
  • All non moveable furnishings must be covered.
  • All other trade work is best to be completed and the floors left till last to prevent any damage.
  • Gas & Electrical appliances should be disconnected by the home owner or qualified personnel.
  • Access to adequate lighting and power outlets needs to be available.
  • Keep in mind wet floors cannot be accessed and there is the likely hood of unpleasant fumes. We recommend finding alternative accommodation for one to two days.
  • Access areas and air vents must be sealed to ensure no dust may enter rooms.
  • Do not open doors or windows or use air conditioners in the curing process as this can produce uneven curing of the polish.

Once Floor is Finished

To ensure proper curing of floors and polish:

  • Do not walk on floor for at least 24 hours
  • No shoes or bare feet for at least three days, socks only.
  • Do not replace furniture for at least 2 – 3 days
  • Do not replace rugs or carpets for 1 -2 weeks
  • Do not wash floor for at least 4 – 6 weeks
  • If carpets have been removed prior, there is possibly now a gap evident between the floor boards and the skirting. Fitting of round beading can be installed at an extra cost.
  • All furniture must not be replaced for at least 4 days, and it is strongly advised that felt protection pads are placed beneath all furniture.
  • To clean use vacume or electrostatic duster.
  • Never use too much water on a polished floor, or cleaning products
  • Never use timber wax products or cedar oils.
  • Even the best maintained floors will eventually need to be re-coated.

Please do not hesitate to contact JB Timber Flooring we are more than happy to address any further questions or queries you may have.

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