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How to Sand a Wooden Floor

April 11, 2012
Wooden Floor

Wooden Floor

Wooden floors are great! They look great, hold less germs than a carpet and are easy to clean. What’s not to like? Many of us have wooden floors in our homes and encounter the same problem – dullness.

To get rid of this dullness you can sand it down and re-varnish to finish it off. Sounds pretty easy right? Well it is. Obviously we’re not going to recommend you get down on your hands and knees with a handfull of sandpaper.

I mean you could but that’d take an awuful lot of time an effort to say the least. Rent an electrical floor sander or hire a specialist to come in and do it for you it won’t cost an arm and a leg and the return on investment will be well worth it.

Here’s our top tips for sanding a wooden floor for great results;

  1. Close the door! when sanding dust will naturally travel and if your not careful will end up everywhere.
  2. Keep an eye out for any stray nails in the flooring as this will damage the sander
  3. Once the sander is on and ready to go start at theĀ entranceĀ to the room and gently sand the floor about 2-3 foot around you
  4. For areas around walls and fireplaces use sandpaper and some elbow grease in order to avoid any damage
  5. Once you’re finished use a hoover to thouroughly get rid of any dust from the sanding process
  6. Carfully use white spirit to wipe the floor and leave to dry off
  7. Once it’s dry use a varnish brush to apply varnish. This will seal the wood

And that’s it. Sanding can take some time depending on the age of the floor or the dullness that has set in so play it by eye. Happy sanding!