Sanding Your Hardwood Floor

Refinished Hardwood Floors

It has been a long time since your house was built and now you can see some little scratches on the surface and your hardwood floor looks a bit worn. Now it’s time to do a sanding to make your hardwood floor look brand new again.

It’ll be a burdensome and sophisticated process but the result is extraordinary. If you have time and patience then you will find this piece of information very helpful.

Here are the detailed steps you should take in the process of sanding your floor to prepare for the finishing work.

The first step is to remove all the furniture from the room that you are going to sand. Don’t try just moving everything to one sied, and after you’ve sanded do the other side. All you’re going to do is leave marks in your newly sanded floor.

Next you need to check the floor for any nails, if there are some; you need to pound them down below the surface or pull them out completley. Leaving any nail pointing above the floor surface is very dangerous. Also you need to check for the carpet staples and tacks as well. These together can ruin your sandpaper.

After everything is pounded in and there is nothing protruding from the floor, next you should look for any divets or holes. If there are some, just get some wood puddy and fill them in. There is special putty that is made for wood floors.

TIP: Add some of your “sand dust” to the wood putty so if you stain your floor, it will not leave a darker spot where the puddy is says we buy houses Angleton.

The next step is to rent a sander from your local equipment shop. You may rent orbital sanders that are designed exclusively for floor finishing and very easy to control. But do remember to ask the shop owner how to use the sander before you laver the shop.

Now you are ready to sand your hardwood floor. First get a good supply of sandpaper to insert into the sander. The range of sandpaper can be from 36 to 100 grits. Don’t worry about the unused sandpaper, many shops will take them back and give you a refund.

Next you need to clip the 36 grit into the sander. To make it easier for you, the 36 grit is the heaviest grit sandpaper.

Now run the sander over the floor. Remember to run in the direction of the wood grain. Don’t sand across the grain if you don’t want to make the wood look even uglier than before sanding.

Now after you finished with the 36 grit, remove it and clip the lighter- grain sandpaper (the 60 grit) into the machine. This time you will be focus on the scratches and lines on the floor. Just sand the over until they disappear. Remember to use the shop’s provided vac to clean up the sanding dust when you change the sand paper.

Now go over the steps again with the lighter sandpapers until finished. Then decide if you’ll stain your new floor, or just seal it with laquer.