Professional floorboard sanding and polishing is an elaborate process. It also needs some preparation from your side. Whether you are building or renovating your flooring, preparing your floors beforehand saves you time and additional costs. It also helps floor sanding professionals to finish the job quickly and effectively.
Things You Need To Do Before Floor Sanding and Polishing
As you are getting ready to have your floors done, make sure you prepare a checklist to keep you organised and prepared.
1. Plan Early
Planning is crucial in getting the job done with minimum interruptions and delays. If flooring your new home, please ensure that all the other work is over before the flooring scheduled. This includes electrical, plastering, carpentry, plumbing and painting.
However, it’s better to finish the painting on the skateboard after sanding and polishing. So, make sure no other tradesmen interrupt the process during flooring work. Then, if you are renovating your home, make sure everyone is informed about the floor sanding and polishing schedule to avoid last-minute delays.
2. Remove All Furniture and Loose Items
Once the schedule is fixed, start preparing your home or rooms by removing all the furniture, curtains, and loose items. It also includes removing things from your pantry as the strong scent of polyurethane can tinge on them.
Find a storage space or any other room that’s free to keep your belongings safe. If you are keeping them in another room, covering them with plastic bags or wraps helps prevent the dust from settling over them. It also helps prevent any damage to your belongings from floor sanding and polishing. After removing everything, clean your floors with a vacuum cleaner or simply mop them.
3. Seal Exposed and Vulnerable Areas
After removing everything from the room, it’s time to add protection to vulnerable areas like skirting boards, light fighting, wall decor, cupboards, and joints of the wall. Use painter’s tape and cover them neatly. Most importantly, take care of your skirting boards as floorboard sanding and polishing can scuff and cause permanent damage. Also, ensure to seal any gaps or sills to prevent dust trapping in. Cover decorative light fittings or other decors with plastic bags.
4. Check Your Property for Convenience
The last step is to ensure your property can conveniently provide safe access to the floor sanding and polishing professionals. Make sure you have parking facilities and access to get the heavy floor sanding machines safely inside. If not, the sanding and polishing team can make an alternative arrangement before the scheduled appointment.
Floor sanding machines also take power from inside the home. Make sure your house has proper powering. Professionals do need enough lighting, ventilation and water facilities to finish your flooring with full potential.
Preparing your floors this way will make a smooth floor sanding and polishing experience, making both you and your timber floors happy. Need floor sanding and polishing in Sydney? Contact Stanton Flooring for a quote.