No, plastic laid on your newly finished timber floor to protect it from wet trades can actually be harmful, as it increases moisture in the flooring which can be damaging.
Silicon: Before your floor is finished, avoid use of any sprays with a silicon base, these include hairspray, ironing aid sprays (such as Fabulon) and fly sprays. Allowing any silicon on the floor prior to finishing will stop the polyurethane from adhering to the timber. Other sources of silicon can be found on the boots of other tradespeople, plumbers, glaziers and tilers all use silicon so it is advisable that these tasks be completed before any floor sanding commences.
No, sanding and polishing removes wear and tear, takes out most marks, but may not remove deep gouges. There will also be some evidence of sander movement in your floor giving it a beautiful and unique finish unlike the plastic perfect finish of a manufactured floor.
Under extremely bright lighting, such as 12 volt down lights directly over the polished area, especially with lower ceilings, it may be possible to see a cobweb like effect. It's like the power of the light penetrates the clear top wear layer, and highlights the sanding back of the bottom layer. This top coat is the wearing layer, as the floor is used, this lighting effect reduces over time. More often than not, once furniture is reinstalled, the light is restricted and will not highlight as noticeably. The Perfect Process Drastically reduces the chances of this happening, as we use a Square buff that does not have a rotary action.
No, we do recommend that you fill gaps between boards as more often than not, this causes the board itself to be the weakest link and if there is substantial movement (very common and normal in timber framed homes) the boards may crack along their length. Gaps between boards are a normal and safe way for expansion and movement to occur. The fill will eventually crack and start to come out.
Yes, there will be dust. We aim to reduce this as much as possible with extremely efficient dust collectors on all of our equipment and vacuuming and wiping after our work, however removal of all of the dust is just not quite possible. So be aware that some fine dust particles may settle on your finished floor, similarly there will be some dust throughout the house. Please see Steps to a Beautiful Floor for more information on how you can minimise dust.
We use a state of the art Edger for sanding which by its very nature has a slightly different action in sanding to the main large floor sander. This enables us to sand right up to your skirting boards successfully. But, because we are butting right up against those boards, occasionally, there may be some scraping and the skirting boards may need the paint retouching. For this reason, we recommend leaving the final coat of paint on your skirting boards until after your floors are complete. All other painting can be finished prior to sanding.
Authentic timber floors, unlike plastic manufactured flooring, will always have some minimal variations in colour and grain. These variations generally are a source of beauty. However some issues may cause greater variations and are, more often than not, still aesthetically pleasing.
These issues include:
The Australian Timber Flooring Association produce an excellent Information Sheet entitled Owner Expectations for Completed Floors which we recommend you review prior to your new flooring experience.
All Suburbs of Brisbane Ipswich and The Gold Coast as Well as the Sunshine Coast.
We frequently do jobs at Annerley, Brookwater, Chapel Hill, Chelmer, Doolandella, Eight Mile Plains, Forest Lake, Graceville, Hendra, Hope Island, Indooroopilly, Ipswich, Jindalee, Kangaroo Point, Kenmore, Lake Manchester, Mansfield, Nerang, Oxley, Pimpama, Redbank, Sanctuary Cove, Sherwood, Toowoomba, Upper Coomera, Virginia, Woolloongabba, Yamanto & Zillmere. just to name a few.
If the job is large enough, we will go anywhere. We were even called to travel to Sydney to do the Prestigeous Louis Vuitton, as well as many large homes in Bundaberg and Commercial Premises in Gladstone.
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Anstead - Ashgrove - Auchenflower - Bardon - Bellbowrie - Brookfield - Chapel Hill - Chelmer - Chuwar - Corinda -
Enoggera - Enoggera Reservoir - Ferny Grove - Fig Tree Pocket - Graceville - Indooroopilly - Jamboree Heights -
Jindalee - Karana Downs - Kenmore - Kenmore Hills - Kholo - Lake Manchester - Middle Park - Milton - Moggill -
Mount Coot-tha - Mount Crosby - Mount ommaney - Paddington - Pinjarra Hills - Pullenvale - Red Hill - Riverhills -
Sherwood - St Lucia - Taringa - The Gap - Toowong - Upper Brookfield - Upper Kedron - Westlake.
Augustine Heights - Barellan Point - Basin Pocket - Bellbird Park - Blacksoil - Blackstone - Booval - Brassall -
Brookwater - Bundamba - Camira - Churchill - Chuwar - Coalfalls - Collingwood Park - Dinmore - East Ipswich -
Eastern Heights - Ebbw Vale - Flinders View - Gailes - Goodna - Ipswich - Karalee - Karrabin - Leichhardt -
Moores Pocket - Muirlea - New Chum - Newtown - North Booval - North Ipswich - North Tivoli - One Mile -
Raceview - Redbank - Redbank Plains - Riverview - Saddliers Crossing - Silkstone - Springfield -
Springfield Central - Springfield Lakes - Tivoli - West Ipswich - Woodend - Wulkuraka - Yamanto.
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Jeebropilly - Lanefield - Marburg - Mount Forbes - Mount Marrow - Mutdapilly - Pine Mountain - Purga - Ripley -
Rosewood - South Ripley - Spring Mountain - Swanbank - Tallegalla - Thagoona - The Bluff - Walloon -
White Rock - Willowbank - Woolshed.