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Floor Sanding: What You Need to Know

Sanding a floor is one of the easiest ways to improve its appearance, and it can also be done for different reasons. For example, sanding a floor after it has been damaged by water or another liquid will help dry out the wood and make it safe to walk on again. Another reason you might need to sand a floor is if you want to change its color. In this blog post, we'll go over everything you need to know about sanding floors!


What is floor sanding?

Floor sanding is the process of removing the top layer of a floor, either to make it look better or to prepare it for a new finish.

How do you sand the floor?

The two most common ways to sand a floor are by hand and with a machine. Hand sanding is generally slower but gives you more control over the process, while machine sanding is faster but can be more difficult to control.

What kind of equipment do you need?

You will need some basic tools to sand a floor by hand, like a dust mask, goggles, and gloves. If you're using a machine, you'll also need an edger and vacuum attachment.

How do I know if my floors need to be sanded?

Your floors may need sanding if they are dull or scratched. You can also test for floor sanding by rubbing a raw piece of wood against the surface - if it starts to become shiny, then you'll know that you need to sand.

What are the benefits of floor sanding?

Floor sanding has many benefits, including:

-It can make floors look better and more polished

-It can help get rid of scratches and other damage

-You can prepare floors for a new finish or color

-This can help remove old paint or sealers from floors

Is floor sanding difficult?

Floor sanding is not necessarily difficult but it does require some skill and experience. If you're not comfortable doing it yourself, you can always hire a professional to do it for you.

When should I have my floors sanded?

The best time to have your floors sanded is generally when they start to look dull or scratched. However, you may also want to consider floor sanding if you're planning on painting or staining your floors, as this will help the new finish adhere better.

How often should I have my floors sanded?

There is no set answer for how often you should have your floors sanded - it depends on the condition of your floors and how often you use them. As a general rule, however, floor sanding should be done every few years or when you feel that you need to.

How much does it cost for this service?

Floor sanding varies in price depending on the size of your home and what kind of finish you want. For a typical house, expect to pay $500-700 for this service.

How long does it take until I can use my floor after it has been sanded?

Once your floors have been professionally finished, you should generally wait one day per inch in thickness before walking on them without shoes (so 24 hours minimum). You should also avoid placing furniture on the floors until they're fully dry.

Are there any risks associated with floor sanding?

Floor sanding does involve some risk, especially if you're doing it yourself. Make sure to wear protective gear like goggles and a dust mask, and take care when handling sharp tools. If you're not comfortable with the process, hire a professional instead.


In this blog post we went over everything you need to know about floor sanding, including what it is and why you might need it. We also cover the benefits of doing so and some tips for making your floors look better with a new finish or color!

To conclude, floor sanding has many benefits but there are risks involved if you're not prepared. If you want to learn more about this process or do it yourself, contact us if you need floor sanding!

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