PRECAUTIONS FOR THOSE ATTEMPTING TO SAND THEIR WOODEN FLOOR
12 May 2012
For those who have invested in hardwood flooring it is advisable to consult with the specialists before attempting any maintenance work on it, such as sanding the floor. This is because going ahead with such a task requires the right level of training and expertise.
If you are confident at taking on this job, and know exactly what you are doing, then go ahead. However, it can take months and years of solid practice to really get to grips with floor sanding – to a professional standard anyway.
The only way to learn how to do this is by hands-on training, which is why, for those who have spent a significant sum on their once-beautiful floor which just requires a bit of careful attention, it is generally recommended to leave this to the experts.
Anyone wishing to sand their own floor will require the right tools for the job, which would require the hire of the equipment ( generally hire equipment will not be as good as the equipment professional hardwood flooring companies would use). The importance of getting proper floor sanders up to the job cannot be stressed enough.
Therefore, for floor sanding to be done to the highest standard, this requires powerful tools in the hands of trained engineers, or those with at least some prior experience of evenly sanding wooden floors.