Hardwood Floor Sanding: The Basics

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Hardwood floors are a great option for any home.  Homeowners love hardwood floors because of their beauty, durability, the benefit to their home, and more. Over time, hardwood floors can get little dings, dents and scratches. When this is the case, it is time to get your floors sanded.  If you are preparing for a hardwood floor sanding, continue below for a beginner’s basic overview.

If you are preparing for a hardwood floor sanding

Because of the expertise and specialized tools needed, the first tip we will give you is to not tackle hardwood floor sanding as a DIY project.  We have helped many customers who tried a DIY hardwood floor sanding where, unfortunately, serious damage was done because of lack of experience.

The first thing your professional will do is determine what grit sequence they will use for your hardwood floor sanding.  Professionals use multiple different levels of grit to get the job done right.  The more damage to the floor, the tougher the grit level will need to be.

After much analysis and preparation, your professional will begin sanding. Many different sanding machines and equipment will be used.  This could include a drum sander, an edger and more.

When the sanding is complete, the professional will clean up all of the dust and debris produced from the sanding.  Sanding is a messy job, and you might be surprised how much cleanup is needed. The cleaning job must be thorough because if tiny particles are left behind, they can get into wood stain, etc.