Refurbishing Wooden Floors
When we sand timber floors, we first need to consider the following:
- How much wood is still available for sanding? Usually, ± 3mm off wood is removed during the sanding process.
- How were the floors initially sealed? It may not always be possible to re-seal the floor as it was originally done.
- What type of sealant should be used? This ranges from synthetic, water-based, and oil.
Types of Floors that can be refurbished and restored:
ALL solid wooden floors can be sanded and sealed if there is enough timber on the top of the boards.
When we refurbish decks we need to look at the following:
- Was the deck installed with clips or screws? This will determine whether it can be sanded as our sanding machines cannot touch the screws.
- Is there structural damage which needs to be replaced?
- What type of sealant needs to be used?
Types of Decking that can be refurbished and restored:
We can ONLY refurbish solid wood decking, and products such as Rhino Wood and Composite decking CANNOT be refurbished.
Approximate Costs to refurbish a wooden deck or solid wood floors:
The sanding and sealing process ranges from R125.00 to R165.00 per m2 depending on the size and how much sanding is required.