Q: What is dustless sanding?
A: With the Dust Containment System, there is minimal airborne wood dust. Machinery is hooked up directly to a vacuum system. We recommend that sensitive electronics be removed or covered. Dustless machinery means a cleaner and healthier home. It also means a healthier work environment for our staff. Minimal clean up is required.
Q: Do I need to remove my furniture?
A: Yes all furniture must be removed from the work area prior to the start of the sanding project. Professional movers are available for this service if needed.
Q: When can I put my furniture back?
A: Our general rule of thumb is that small furniture can be placed back onto the floor 48-72 hours after the last coat is applied. Floor rugs will need to be kept off of the floor for the entire cure time (7-10 days) of your chosen coating.
Q: How many times can a floor be sanded?
A: As a guide a solid 19mm tongue and groove floor should be able to be sanded 4 to 6 times depending on the installation method. Other timber floor products such an engineered flooring may vary.
Q: What does the sanding process involve?
A: The floor is sanded multiple times with progressively finer grits of paper to level the floor and remove old finish. Nails are punched and putty applied as required.
Q: How many coats of finish are applied?
A: Three coats of your selected finish are applied to the floor in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendation. Light sanding occurs between each coat to minimize contaminants in the finish.
Q: Can I change the colour of my floor?
A: Yes a range of colours are available to choose from. Floors can be stained directly to the timber to provide a darker and richer stain or we can add a stain to the coating process to tint the colour. Staining may add more time and cost to the project.
Q: How long will the sanding project take?
A: About 2-3 days for small jobs around 50m2 and for larger jobs you need to allow 3-4 days. Sanding projects can be affected by the condition of a floor, presence of glues or the weather may affect drying times. Any changes to the project will be communicated to our customers.
Q: I am installing a new kitchen should I sand the floors first?
A: It is advisable to sand the kitchen floor before the new kitchen is installed to avoid sanding up to a new kickboard.
Q: Can I stay in my house while the work is being done?
A: The sanding machines can be loud so avoiding the work area is recommended. Some finishes are strong-smelling and will require alternative sleeping plans. Living in the house during the application of a solvent based finish is not recommended. Ask us about our environmentally-friendly waterborne finishes as an alternative.
Q: Do you remove carpet?
A: Yes. We can remove and dispose of your carpet and underlay.
Q: What if I live in a high-rise?
A: No problem. We have portable extraction systems. Please note that these portable systems can cause some airborne dust but are the best option for high-rise projects.
Please call us with any concerns or other inquiries.