A good majority of our wooden floor restoration are Pine Floorboards, which usually require a 36 grit abrasive, it may also be necessary to begin sanding at a 25-45 degree angle, depending on how flat the Floorboards are. In doing so it helps level the floor much better and will take out any cupping.
The second step of the wooden floor restoration is to then sand the Floorboards with the grain. It’s important to use the same grade of abrasive for this as it will ensure all previous diagonal scratches are removed.
After this we move on to a medium grade abrasive, say 50-60 grit, which for our money is one of the most crucial parts, as it is this step that will help transition the floor from rough to medium. Besides, this also helps to smooth out any marks left from the previous process.
For the final part of the restoration process we use fine abrasives, usually 80-120 grit (depending on wood species). This leaves the surface of the wooden floor smooth to the touch and almost, ready for finishing.
For fine floor sanding we use a specialist machine called the Bona Flexisand 1.9. Our team carefully buff the entire floor. In using the multi disc plate we can provide and even scratch pattern (not visible to the eye) that is crucial for the finishing process. This will prevent the dreaded ‘halo’ effect around the perimeter of the room, which will become visible when a finish is applied.