This is one of the first questions homeowners will ask. Sometimes It is not possible to give an exact figure per square meter without seeing the property because there are three factors (beyond size) which influence our rates:
At Best Floor Sanding in Brisbane, our competitive rates start from
$26 per m2 depending on complexity, size & finish.
Decks, Sand Only, re coats, H20 Floors are all priced up upon inspection.
Once you contact us, we’ll arrange a free site visit to your property at a time convenient to you. When we’ve assessed the amount of work required, we’ll supply you with an obligation free quote.
We keep our rates affordable by employing experienced, capable professionals who complete jobs efficiently without compromising quality.
There are a couple of small things you can before we start sanding, to keep costs down:
We’ve seen our fair share of DIY floor sanding projects go awry. Homeowners are understandably trying to save costs by doing the job themselves however; it can end up costing them MORE money than contracting professionals in the first place. This is because if you’re not experienced with using floor sanding equipment, you can do considerable well-intentioned damage to your floors that can chew up dollars to repair.
The length of time it takes to complete a floor sanding and polishing job in Brisbane, obviously varies depending on the size and complexity of the project. However, as a rough guide,
Standard Floors, will take 2-3 days to complete, depending on drying time
All sanding done, punch and putty, first 2 coats applied.
1st coat: High solids primer 20-30mins dry time.
2nd coat: Is Polyurethane 12-48hr dry time.
Day 2 or 3:
Spot punch & putty, light sand, vacuum, damp cloth over whole floor 3 times. The final coat is then applied with a 24hr dry time.
Size makes no real difference, as then average floor in Brisbane and the surrounding areas is about 60m2 – 85m2 and even small floors take 2-3 days because you cannot get 3 coats down in 1 day Note as mentioned above you might still need to vacate the house for a couple of days after the work is completed if you have chosen a finish with strong fumes.
Regardless of whether you need to vacate the house, it will still take a few days for the finish to dry before you can use the rooms again. We can advise you on waiting times once you’ve selected the finish you’d like applied.
At Best Floor Sanding we employ several teams of professional floor sanders ensuring that once you’ve accepted our quote, we can have a team at your door and ready to go within days.
Having your timber floors sanded and polished is the best way to maintain them and keep them looking their best. If you don’t sand and polish your floors; grooves, scratch marks and dents will build up and the finish will slowly wear away, reducing the lifespan of your floor. The sanding process involves removing the very top surface of the timber with specially designed sanding machines. Once a floor has been sanded (and all the wood dust removed) a finish is applied to help protect the floor and/or to give the timber a beautiful hue or sheen.
How do I tell if my floors need sanding?
As a guide, timber floors generally require sanding and polishing every 10-15 years. However, your floors may need more urgent attention if the sand and polish job was not done correctly the previous time around.
If you’ve noticed that the finish is peeling off the timber, or the stain colour is unevenly distributed (and it doesn’t correspond with high traffic areas) these problems suggest your floors weren’t properly sanded and polished and, unfortunately you’ll need to get a complete re-sand and polish. Similarly, if you notice warping boards (which is indicative of water damage) or you’ve got large unsightly stains (that can’t be removed with wood floor cleaner) you should call a professional floor sander.
Preparing the floors before sanding
Newly laid floors require nails to be punched and nail holes plugged with coloured putty. As the edgers sand right up to the wall, it is best that skirting boards are not installed. For existing floors, old nails, adhesive, staples, or carpet underlay are removed or punched down. Repairs are made or boards replaced as needed. Sanding starts when complete preparation is done and normally first cut is done using coarse-grit paper to make floor flat.
If building, renovating or decorating, schedule the start date for floor sanding in relation to other trade processes.
For timber floor sanding specialized machines are used to complete the job. Most of the time its either large belt or so called drum sanders, also in hard to reach parts of the house such as corners and stairs special edger is used to get it done properly. Floors are sanded and vacuumed to remove dust and then sealed (so dust from other parts of the house don’t contaminate the freshly applied finish).
Floors are stained, if required, and depending on the type of finish you prefer, at least two finish coats are applied and then left to harden for a few days. For your floors you have wide selection of different stains and finishes available. You can choose between water-based, oil-based and solvent-based. Picking right finish product after your floors are sanded is extremely important and we will advise you onsite based on colour, gloss and traffic conditions for the area. For more information about stains and finishes for your deck or internal timber floors visit this page.
Replacing damaged or hardwood tongue-and-groove floorboards in not a job for the inexperienced. "Best Floor Sanding" understands how to repair damaged boards or replace sections of boards, then sand and match the finish colour as best as possible. As it is difficult to get perfect results when sanding and colour matching new and aged boards, the best time to repair damaged areas is when you plan to sand and polish the entire floor.Flooring Services we offer in Brisbane:
Preparation: Before you begin sanding and polishing your timber floors, you'll need to prepare the room by removing all furniture, rugs, and other items from the floor. You may also need to tape off ...Read More