Sanding Floors -Wall RemovalThis Brisbane north customer’s home was segmented into small rooms including a relatively small living area. It was a five bedroom home and their children had moved out some time ago.
The living areas are the heart and soul of any house and the space which is most utilised during our waking hours. The modern home design trends are now in favour of open plan living rather than segmented and designated eating and family areas.
In the photos above it shows an outline of where four non-load bearing walls were previously situated, which have been removed by a builder. The walls previously housed the fourth and fifth bedrooms which were confining the adjoining dining area.
At this stage the customers also decided to update and extend their kitchen, altering the configuration of their cabinetry.
Floor Sanding Preparation
Upon quoting on their floors, I reassured the customer that since the species of timber was Cypress pine, there would be no issue relating to residual staining where walls and cabinetry previously stood. This is due to the Cypress resin present in this timber which acts as a barrier to water and most other forms of stain damage.
Minor stain damage after sanding floors is generally prevalent in most other timbers upon the removal of walls or cabinets, although in some cases it may all sand out depending on its age and other factors.
Within the sanding preparation, as expected no stains were present. As with all new kitchen installations Economy Floor Sanding takes great care whilst sanding floors in and around cabinets and does not sand directly up to the kick-boards. Careful hand scraping tools are used within five millimetres of where kick-boards meet the floor to avoid potential scuffing of the surface.
Upon completion the living areas, they were visually uniformed by means of the consistent and flowing floor type. This form of timber floor restoration will not only add value to any home, it will also add space where walls previously restricted usage.
If you are contemplating a similar project, have all construction work completed prior to having your floor sanding professional start to avoid possible damage from other trades. Please visit our sanding floors F.A.Q. page for straight forward answers to your questions..