Stage 3: Our Floor Sanding & Restoration Process
Sanding Your Floor
Getting a beautiful finish to your floor starts with getting the floor perfectly sanded. Our London wood floor sanding team has over 30 years of experience and the finest quality products at their disposal. This ensures your floor is smooth and perfect for the finishing process.
The Sanding Process
Our sanding process has been improved upon and practiced until it is perfect.
Depending on the condition of your floor, we will start with a coarse abrasive. Typically, this is a 40 grit but with old floors that are badly stained, discoloured or covered in paint, we will break out the big guns, the 24 grit. This will usually clean most of the paint and stains but it leaves the floor with a fairly rough finish.
It is important to work through the different sandpaper grits in order to get a perfectly sanded floor. We will gradually work our way up from 40 to 60 and finally to the 80 grit paper. In between each change of grit size, we clean the floor in order to prevent any scratches. We know that a 40 grit granule caught underneath a 60 grit belt can cause some serious damage to the floor.
Once we go through all of these coarse sanding stages, we will be ready to move onto the finish-sanding step. This is where we take the rough look of the floor and give it a nice smooth, sanded finish.
Be a Courteous Neighbour
If you happen to live in an apartment complex or shared flat, it would be nice to warn your neighbours about the floor-sanding project you have going on. These high quality machines can be quite loud and will undoubtedly disturb any neighbours.
As well, you may want to pick up some ear protection and dust masks. All of our qualified wood floor sanding team members will be wearing ear protection and face masks, so don’t be alarmed when you walk in on them and they look like a hazmat team!
The Best Sanding Equipment
Using the best equipment to sand your floor is crucial in ensuring an even, smooth texture. This is why we only use the highest quality German made “Hummel” and Swedish designed “Bona” for our wood floor sanding projects.
A superior sanding machine in the hands of one of our trained sanding professionals is a deadly combination. As a result, your floor will come out smooth, even and ready for the best finish you have ever witnessed. This is our specialty so our London floor sanding team will not cut any corners. We will make sure we remove any nails or staples prior to sanding and use only the right sanding paper. At the end of the day, our team will get you the results you have only dreamed about.
Really pleased with the end result. Would highly recommend the company for their professional approach and high standard of workmanship.
Thanks it looks amazing. Well done to all the guys who did a splendid job on time. Cleared all rubbish aways as well. Highly recommended. – 30/11/2010
The work was carried out efficiently with a professional service. Where the job ended up being more complex that first envisaged the GJP team invested extra time to sort things out. We were very pleased with the work done. Rachael Atkinson 30/10/2010.
I should like to say that we are very impressed by the work done – the floor looks incredible and also the clear up job afterwards was very professional. There was no mess at all and it was dust free. (I’m not sure how you managed that). Oliver Gillespie 10/12/2010.
Stunning bamboo flooring beautifully fitted – really neat . Everything done to minimise stress & disruption. Polite friendly service from beginning to end. 100% satisfaction.