Timber flooring doesn’t stay looking new forever and even the best maintained floors will eventually start to show signs of wear. Luckily, timber floors can be sanded back and polished to leave your floorboards looking like new again. If you’re keen to give floor sanding a try, today we’ll be looking at what’s involved with DIY floor sanding and why bringing in an expert might be a smart alternative.
Floor sanding for the home renovator
There’s nothing quite as satisfying as completing a DIY project successfully, so it’s no wonder that a lot of people attempt the sanding and polishing of their timber floors themselves. If you’re on a budget, this is often one of the main reasons you might be considering DIY floor sanding. However, remember you’ll need to hire equipment and purchase finishing products for the job so price these items before you begin so you’re not surprised at the cost. If you’ve never done floor sanding before, it’s best if you can get some help from family or friends who’ve done it – after all, an orbital sander in the wrong hands can cause some damage!
Before you undertake sanding, be prepared for the fact that it can be a time consuming project which can take several weeks, particularly if you have a large space or can only work on your project on weekends. If you have additional issues such as water damage, cupping, or peaking, you’re best off getting some professional advice before you begin as this can make the process more tricky.
Professional floor sanding
If you just don’t have the time to put aside to tackle floor sanding yourself, you can call on an expert timber flooring service to take care of it. The experts will be able to complete the job quickly and efficiently, so you can have your space back sooner. With a professional service, you can be guaranteed that you’ll get a polished looking final result thanks to their access to quality tools and materials. The last thing you want is to cause damage to your floors, or have a haphazard-looking result, so if you’re not confident, it’s probably best to call in the experts. It might also be a good idea to contact the professionals if you have a very specific colour or finish that you want to achieve, as this often takes an experienced touch.
At Kustom Timber, we offer timber floor sanding, staining and polishing across Melbourne. Let our in-house finishing team restore your scruffy looking timber floors with our range of finishes which suit every budget and application. We follow the highest Australian standards and can transform your floors or timber staircase quickly and efficiently.