Floor sanding is the solution if your wooden floor or concrete floor has been worn is much scratched or if you think the floor is too dark. A floor sanding can also remove minor skews in the floor. If the skews are larger or the floor has deep scratches and damage, it is not enough to sand the floor. What you then have to do, we’ll come back to later.
The floor sanding itself takes place with a special floor sander, which consists of a motor with a large roller on it. There is sandpaper on the roller, which grinds the floor as the floor grinder moves across the floor. By gradually switching to smaller and smaller grain sizes on the sandpaper, the floor can be sanded completely flat and smooth.
After finishing the sanding, the floor looks almost brand new and the tree’s annual rings, knots and other characteristics are clearly visible on the floor. In order for the floor to be resistant to dirt, grime and abrasion, the newly sanded floor must be finished with oil or varnish.
Which floors can be sanded?
In order for you to sand a wooden floor, it requires that the floor is made of solid wood. You cannot sand laminate floors and floors with only a very thin layer of wood on top of a load-bearing substrate of e.g. chipboard or mdf board. Only completely solid wooden floors, plank floors and parquet floors of solid wooden poles can be sanded with a nice result.
You can also sand concrete floors. However, not all floor sanding companies do this type of floor sanding. Sanded concrete floors get a soft and smooth surface that can be finished with e.g. epoxy or alkyd paint.
Floor planning is the solution to major damage and deep scratches
On a wooden floor, it may be possible to plan the floor prior to the floor sanding if the wooden floor has very deep scratches, bruises or other damage. Floor planning may also be necessary if the wooden floor has been treated with varnish or varnish for many years. This removes the top millimeters of the floor so that you get down to the wood itself in the floor.
Planing the floor can also be considered if there are greater skews in the floor area than a Gulvafslibning København can correct. These can then only be corrected with a planning. Subsequently, the floor can be sanded so that it is completely straight, smooth and neat. You can read more about floor planning here.
A floor sanding can delay the laying of a new floor
Often a floor sanding and subsequent finishing can save your old wooden floor, so you do not have to lay a new floor. A floor sanding costs significantly less than buying and having a new floor laid. Even if you hire a professional to perform the floor sanding.
Most of the time, friends and family will not be able to imagine that you have “just” had the floor sanded. For the soft, completely flat look that the floor gets after finishing sanding the floor, your old wooden floor gives so much new life that people think that you have had a new wooden floor laid.
A floor sanding can drastically change the look of the room
If you have an old wooden floor that has been treated with dark oil, varnish or varnish, a floor sanding can radically change the look of the room. By sanding or planning the top dark layer, you get down to the raw boards, which are usually made of completely light oak or pine. But even on darker types of wood, the floor will most often be lighter after finishing sanding the floor.