Wood flooring should only need to be sanded if it is supplied unfinished to be sealed in situ. How much sanding is needed in this case will depend on the product and sub-floor. The following guide applies to our Traditional and Classic wood floors which are supplied to be sealed in situ
Assuming that you are not compensating for imperfections in the sub-floor, wood flooring that has been filled and pre-sanded should only need a light floor sanding once fitted, mainly to remove any footprints or other marks that have occurred during the fitting process. This can be done with a handheld ‘orbital’ sander or similar with 120 grit paper and sand with the grain of the timber.
Unsanded plank or parquet flooring 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.