Floor sanding is a service where a professional sanding operator gently removes the surface layer of a wooden floor to the necessary depth. The process removes deep or light scratches and any existing sealing products that have been applied to the wooden floor; as such, it helps bring back the wood to its natural state. In some cases, the floor sanding process can also help level out the wooden surface if the area is uneven; moreover, it can improve or completely remove some depths in the floor.
1. Coarse Sanding
Performed by heavy duty drum sanding machines which use different grit sandpapers (20, 30, 40, or edge sanding). This process is performed by specialised edgers who sand all the remaining areas where typical drum sanders can’t reach; this is usually close to the skirting boards, door frames, or any other narrow places in the room. Both types of machinery are equipped with dust bags so as to help maintain low dust levels during operation.
Our team can isolate the treated area and protect the remaining areas in your property by applying dust sheets wherever necessary. We use efficient and powerful dust extractors and vacuum machines to control the dust levels, which could otherwise be harmful.
2. Medium Sanding
Performed by heavy duty drum sanding machines and edgers which used higher-grit sandpapers (60, 80, 100, and 120). This stage follows the coarse sanding stage and is most suitable for removing gap filling mixtures or sanding engineered floor types where the top layer is limited between 2.5 and 6 mm. Medium Sanding produces much fewer sanding marks on the wood’s surface.
3. Fine Sanding
This stage is related to a service known as buffing. It is typically performed by an industrial rotary buffer equipped with a bonnet and appropriate metal mesh Grit 120, 180, 240.
The purpose of this sanding stage is to remove all remaining sanding marks from the previous stages and prepare the surface for product application. The fine sanding process creates a smooth surface and is essential when we need to stain the floors. Stains can reveal any remaining sanding marks; moreover, all remaining areas where the buffer can’t reach are handled with a detailed eccentric rotary hand sander and corner sander (usually of the Festool brand).
Intermediate sanding is part of the fine sanding stage. It’s performed by an industrial buffing machine in between each coat of water-based lacquer; this helps eliminate the rising/ruff effect.
The latest high-tech dust extracting equipment
Sanding City Service Ltd teams are equipped with the latest high-tech dust extracting equipment to help us successfully maintain dust levels in the property and produce a perfect finish.
- Heavy duty drum sanders equipped with reusable dust bags – Bona, K&T Taurus
- Heavy duty edgers – Long and Short arm – Bona
- Detailed hand sanders – rotary, eccentric, corner – Festool, Bosh
- Industrial buffers with a build vacuum machine
- Efficient dust extractors and industrial vacuum machines with hand sander connections.