Floor sanding process, a floor in Liverpool before and after sanding

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The floor sanding process

Step 1

Floor sanding progress, stage 1

Before any sanding takes place, all damaged boards are replaced with reclaimed timber and any loose boards or blocks are fixed into place.

Step 2

Floor sanding progress, stage 2

After knocking down any protruding nails or screws, the uneven floor can now be levelled. Note that the boards are sanded at 45 degrees to
achieve this.

Step 3

Floor sanding progress, stage 3

The floor sanding machine can't sand right up to the edges so we use a special edging sander.

Step 4

Floor sanding progress, stage 4

Even the smallest detail like the corners are taken care of.

Step 5

Floor sanding progress, stage 5

A final sand along the grain with a smooth abrasive to remove any marks that the earlier rough levelling sand may have put in the wood.

Final step

Floor sanding progress, stage 6

After a thorough clean up, the varnish is applied, job done.