TIMBER FLOORS REPAIR

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DAMAGED FLOORS? NO WORRIES!

Wood floors are prone to problems including surface damage, squeaks and structural defects. Floors need to be vacuumed and dry mopped at least once a week.

If your floors are having any of the above problems, don't panic, we can help you!

Our Floor repair services include replacing damaged boards with the same grade and type of wood as your existing wooden floor and filling the gaps and cracks with customised colour-mixed fillers tailored to suit your needs.

QUALITY FLOOR REPAIRING SERVICES

Floor repair may involve a wide array of activities, from replacing wood blocks and gap filling, to staining, sanding and sealing the floor. This often entails using professionally developed materials unavailable over the counter in retail shops and the use of machinery that is on the cutting edge of technology. SK Floor Sanding can help you restore your floor back to its original look regardless of its present condition. We can fix any type of floor, including:

  • Softwood Floors
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Laminated Floors
  • Floors for Sports Avenue
  • Engineered Floors

Many clients are concerned that the job can go wrong and they need to spend extra cost to redo the whole floor again. All our jobs are guaranteed, and clients can rest assured that their floor will not have any problems.

If you need floor sanding services, please contact us now for an obligation free quote.

Floor Repairs - SK Floor Sanding Sydney
Floor Repairs - SK Floor Sanding Sydney
1. How long before you can walk on sanded floors?

Most residential grade finishes require 3 days of drying time before any foot traffic is possible whether it be solvent-based or water-based. However, this is based on a specific condition of 25°C and less than 50% humidity. Under extremely moist and cold conditions the finish would need 1-2 days extra drying time. Furthermore, the drying time is only for the foot traffic and it differs in nature from full cure time/full oxidation period.

Full cure time - generally acknowledged as the earliest date furniture can be placed -  is one full week. 

Full oxidation period - generally regarded as the earliest date colour imperfections would settle - can range from 3 months to 6 months and has much greater variance between the types of timber and coating finishes.

2. How many times can a floor be sanded?

Given the existing level is in good shape, we usually sand 0.5mm ~ 1mm timber off the top of the floor boards and most timber floors have a good 5-7mm top composition above the tongue and groove system. Hence, the maximum number of sanding possible on a newly laid down levelled timber floor would be 5-6 times, although it is always best to enquire sanders to inspect the floor for the possibility and affordability of sanding & polishing beforehand.

3. How do you prepare for floor sanding?

Preparation for floor sanding can be quite tiresome as you would need to remove furniture and cover up your valuables against the dust that sanding machines produce. Just keep in mind that no one can walk on the floor during the fine sanding process and polishing stage, and a further 3-4 days of drying time afterwards. It's always a good idea to make a list of things that you would need for a few days which you would have no access to the floors. Sometimes, there can be timber boards which require repairs prior to the sanding but this will be detailed out at the time of inspection for the quote.

4. How do I know if my floor can be sanded?

Laminated floors and hybrid floors cannot be sanded. However, engineered boards and solid timbers can be sanded. Floating floors such as bamboo and pre-finished timber are most likely able to be sanded. Please take a good photo and send it to our team and we are happy to let you know the sandability of the timber floor you have!

5. How often do wood floors need refinishing?

Refinishing - applying another final finish of the same coating over the existing timber floor in order to rejuvenate the look and cover up minor scratches - are generally not recommended to start with. You might still end up with some scratches and cope up with the chances of rejection. Refinishing is highly recommended for wax-based coatings only. The process of refinishing is a simple but thorough polishing using a buffing machine and a clean-up before one layer of the same finish.

However if you look to give a full sanding and a new set of coatings then roughly,

5 years - if you wear work boots/high heels often inside the house

10 years - if you mostly wear soft shoes/always keep the floor dry

15 years - if you only wear indoor soft shoes/always maintain the floor using adequate floor cleaning products/keep pets with claws away

20+ years - if you only wear socks or no shoes indoors/always clean the floor using special floor cleaning products recommended by the professionals/keep the timber away from UV lights and pets with claws

6. Should I refinish my own floors?

In case of exterior decking, it is highly recommended that you refinish the deck using the same finish. Leave the hard and tedious sanding process to the sanders and save money by applying the coatings yourself. However, refinishing interior timber floors can be more difficult because they often require a thorough buffing before a coating can be applied. Don't worry if you mess up though, we can always fully sand the floor for you when it comes down to the worst.

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