Floor Sanding

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!