Nundah Floor Sanding Case Study

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This Nundah floor sanding job involved an old Hoop Pine floor that had seen better days. It was an old Queensland style cottage typical of the Nundah area. The customers were after a low sheen finish that would suit the style of their home, but also to give it a much needed facelift.

Sanding Imperfections

When we arrived, first of all, we found a worn coating in the kitchen. Furthermore, it had deteriorated, allowing moisture and stains to penetrate through it. The kitchen had also been previously coated with a water based finish, hence the lighter colour prior to us sanding it off. The rest of the floors were full of sanding imperfections. This was consequently from the previous floor sander’s poor workmanship. There was also delamination of the old coating in some areas. I could not determine the type of old coating present on the rest of the floors. Whatever it was, it seems like it was a poor quality finish judging by how easily it sanded off the floor.

The Previous Floor Sanding Company

There were also borer damaged boards that needed replacing in various locations. Also, the previous floor sanding company also did not angle sand the hallway. As a result, an up and down wave effect was present, and therefore very noticeable in reflected light.

Furthermore the floorboards were a convex shape, and it looked terrible. In addition, the convex type shape to the boards continued into the bedrooms. As you can see in the video, the old coating was still present on the outer edges of the floorboards after the first angle sand.

Using The Right Sanding Technique

With the correct angle sanding technique I was able to remove the wave effect and as a result, the hallway came up like a dream. It took a little extra time and effort, but finally all the stains sanded out of the kitchen area. As a result, the customer was happy. As you can see in the light reflection here in this bedroom, this old floor is now finally dead flat.

Meeting The Customer’s Expectations

In conclusion, the challenges we encountered on this Nundah floor sanding job are typical of old Hoop Pine floors in older homes. Most customers are comfortable with the odd stain or minor borer track in their floor. Some customers are after absolute perfection. Whatever your vision is, we are up front with our expectations and offer quotes with options. These options may be for with or without unnecessary repairs or staining. It’s your choice, so call us today for a free onsite consultation. We sand floors for clients spanning all over Brisbane northside. View another old Hoop Pine floor sanding case study right here.

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