This floor had thick glue present in the kitchen and dining rooms. The new kitchen was already installed over the top of the glue so I knew this was going to be a difficult task to remove all residual glue, and leave the customer’s new two pack paint granite kitchen’s skirting boards untouched.
Sanding timber floors like this means I start with the big Hummel belt sander and, just as suspected, as soon as the sander started heating up the glue, the sandpaper clogged within minutes. Ten or 15 sandpaper belts later…. Anyway the bad news was, the battle had just begun! It was time to bring in the edge sanders, and I wasn’t looking forward to it as I knew what was coming.
We always guarantee that no damage will occur from our floor sanding services in our customer’s homes ‘in writing’ prior to starting their floors. There was a lot of hand scraping involved as I was reluctant to sand with those high speed edging machines any closer than five to ten millimetres away from the kick-boards.
Sometimes it’s better to play it safe and put in that little extra time to avoid damage, and more importantly, to deliver on our promises. As you can see by the image in the after shot, this old floor was restored to its former glory and the customer couldn’t be happier.