Wood Floor Sanding Guide

The wood floor sanding process is different for every floor. Exactly how much sanding is required will depend on the product and sub-floor. Assuming that you are not compensating for imperfections in the sub-floor, pre-sanded boards should only need a light floor sanding once fitted. Use a handheld ‘orbital’ sander or similar with 120 grit paper and sand with the grain of the timber. 
Unsanded boards or blocks may need to be filled before sanding. In this case, use a filler that is suitable for gaps of the maximum size that you are filling and apply in line with manufacturer’s instructions. Broadleaf staff can advise on wood floor sanding if required. Once the filler is dry, sand in two stages: first, use 80 grit paper on a hand held or upright continuous belt sander, then finish with 120 grit on a hand held belt sander or triple disc sander. Additional floor sanding may be required if there are imperfections in the subfloor. 
For more information about sanding your wood floor, get in touch with Broadleaf. Call 01269 851 910 to speak with a floor sanding specialist who will offer advice based on your situation.
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