Using only the highest quality materials, we sand solid and semi-solid wood flooring and reseal it with contemporary hardwearing lacquers. It is not a cheap process, however when compared with the cost of a new floor, together with its fitting, it is often much more cost effective. The options available are quite extensive. Most prefer to show off the natural wood colour with a clear lacquer but we also offer a wide range of stains including grey colours and washed out beachy effects.
The services we offer include:
Floor Repair, Relaying & Gap Filling (by our trusted joiners)
Dust Free Sanding
Grain Popping & Stain Testing
Full Range of Stains Available
Spectrum of Topcoats (whether water-based lacquer, hard-wax oils or our most popular solvent-based lacquer)
Kitchen Worktop Refinishing
Full Bar & Restaurant Wood Revival
Bar Top Refurbishment Specialists
How to sand a wooden floor?
- First of all we start with a good hoover!
- Make sure wood is sound and well adhered to the sub floor
- Punch down any nails and remove any carpet staples
- Then we sand the main body of the floor with the dust free Lagler Hummel Belt Sander, working diagonally across the room
- Next the edges are sanded with the dust free Lagler Flip
- Using the sawdust from sanding a filler can be made to match the colour of the existing floor, perfect for any gaps or defects in the wood
- Sand the floor again working through the grades of paper
- If necessary, we then deploy the Lagler Trio for finer finishing which helps get rid of the scratches made in the earlier process
- Grain popping can now be achieved by spraying lightly with a mist of clean water. Once dry, the floor will require a further light sand with a high-grade paper.
- Hoovering in between each stage and making sure the floor is completely clear of any sawdust, the first coat of stain or clear base primer can then be applied. Alternatively a hard wax oil may be applied.
- To achieve a long lasting, top class finish, it is recommended that 3-4 coats of lacquer is then applied, allowing adequate drying time between coats. Some light sanding (and hoovering) may also be required.
- Most lacquers can be walked on within a couple of hours but take about a week to cure out fully so be careful for a few days
Good luck! If it all sounds too much for you, contact the professionals at A. G. Rodgers, Belfast!