The Floor Fixer's way of renovating a wooden floor

Room Preparation :

The Floor Fixer removes all heavy furniture from the room, but not small and breakable items. All cupboards and doors are taped and sealed, using masking tape, in order to keep excess dust from entering unwanted areas. The Floor fixer will remove carpets and gripper rods, if necessary. All excess glue will be removed, by applying a solvent and then sanding it off. All repairs if necessary, will be done, weather it be replacing floor boards or laying or re-gluing of parquet blocks, all which will be done before sanding starts. Proper re-gluing of Parquet blocks are essential as a precautionary measure to prevent them from coming loose during the sanding process. Another reason being that Parquet blocks collects dust underneath, resulting in the Parquet blocks rising up above the surrounding blocks and leaving you with an uneven floor.

The Floor Fixer's Machines and Processes

The Floor Fixer is a well established business, we only use high quality industrial floor sanders. The machines collect most of the dust, however not all due the running speed of the machine. The abrasives that The Floor Fixer uses varies from 16 grid to 100-grid paper. Sanding usually starts with 30 grid and finishes with 100 grid (Depending on wood type). The Floor Fixer sands wooden floors according to the requirements, however most of the time, it involves sanding a floor +/- 4 times. The sides are done by an abrasive fitted pad on a grinder.

The Cleaning Process

After sanding the floor, The Floor Fixer takes care of cleaning and removing dust from the walls and the floor by using air blowers and sweeping as best we can. After cleaning the floors, they are inspected to ensure a smooth and proper finish, all the spots that have been missed whilst sanding, are sanded by hand. Then the first liberal coat of varnish will be applied to the sanded wooden Floors.