Everything You Need To Know And Consider Before Ordering A Floor Sanding

Below we have the choice to answer the most frequently asked questions from our customers. Please read the text below before ordering sanding.

In what condition is my current floor?

It is important to determine the condition of the floor, including whether there are large notches or deep scratches in it, whether there is varnish on, or whether there is glue residue. In this case, the floor must be planed before sanding. On the other hand, if the floor is without deeper scratches and nicks, then in many cases a sanding is enough. With a sanding of the floor, you remove a small part of the surface by cleaning it of old treatment, to make the floor ready for a new surface treatment.

I’m in doubt about which finish best suits my floor?

With us you can choose different finishes: lye, varnish, oil, soap or floor paint.

The choice of finishing depends on the desire for both appearance and functionality. If you want a strong and smooth surface that is easy to maintain, you should choose a finish with matt lacquer after Gulvafslibning.

We use matt lacquer that does not have as much gloss in it, so the floor looks more natural. Lacquered floors are very easy to maintain. The downside is that scratches and discolorations cannot be washed away, as one can sometimes do with oiled floors. On lacquered floors, scratches and discolorations can only be removed with a new sanding and varnishing. The floor can be treated with white or natural varnish.

If you want a natural look, you should choose oil or natural lye as a finishing touch. Oiled and lye-treated floors are cleaned with special floor soap and must be cared for on an ongoing basis. The advantage is that scratches and stains can often be removed with these sinks, which is not the case with lacquered floors.

The difference between lye and oil is that lye-treated floors appear a little more natural due to the raw surface. The floor can be treated with natural or white lye, and natural or white oil.

It is also possible to combine by pre-treating with white lye and closing with soap, lye or matt lacquer. We recommend food varnish.

How long does a floor sanding task take?

The duration of the task depends on the size of the task, as well as how many layers of finishing need to be applied. Most tasks take two to three days to complete.

When may I step on the floor after sanding and treatment?

A varnish treated floor must be walked on a few hours after the last treatment.

A lye or oil-treated surface must not be walked on until the following day.

When to move furniture in place?

You must move furniture into place approx 24 hours after. This applies to all treatments. Varnish treatment, however, has a curing process of at least 3 days, where the floor must not be covered with carpets or plastic.

By Naveed

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