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How Frequently Should I Sand My Floors?

All flooring should have regular and intermittent cleaning and maintenance. Sanding, often known as refinishing, is an occasional maintenance procedure for wooden floors. Sanding is the process of removing the top layer of wooden floors with abrasive sanding products. After sanding, apply a sealer and protective coats to the hardwood floor. Sanding your floors protects and improves the appearance of your home or business by restoring its original appearance.

How Frequently Should You Sand Hardwood Floors?

As a general rule, if your wooden floor is thicker, you can re-sand more often. A non-sanded floor has age and character, whereas frequent sanding gives your floor a whole new look. However, it is critical to understand that sanding floors take time. As a result, it is a time-consuming and costly operation. The number of times you can sand your wood floor in its lifetime is determined by the thickness of the solid or top layer.

When Is It Time To Sand Them?

The criteria listed below might help you determine how frequently you should sand your wooden flooring.

#1: The Floor’s Wear and Tear Intensity:

A high-traffic hardwood floor may require more regular sanding than a similar floor in a low-traffic region. Wood flooring in heavy traffic areas wears out faster than those in low traffic areas. Furthermore, scratches from pets and toddlers make the floor degrade quickly, necessitating frequent sanding. You can sometimes buff and recoat or reglaze a floor to extend its life

#2: Engineered Wooden Flooring:

Engineered flooring is made up of a backing e.g., ply and real timber top layer which can be anything from 2mm to 6mm. The amount of sanding is determined by the thickness of the top layer. Standard engineered wood is sanded twice or three times during its lifetime. You should never, ever sand engineered woods with a thin top layer. Engineered wood with a thick top layer of at least 5mm, is however safe for sanding just like solid hardwood floors. but once again will vary on the damage that is being removed.

#3: Recommendations from the Manufacturer:

You can stick to your manufacturer’s care and maintenance recommendations. Some manufacturers often advise never to use a steam mop.

Four Star Flooring

Floor sanding is an inexpensive option to refresh your floorboards without the cost and time of completely replacing them, whether your timber floorboards are spanking new, and you want to change the look of the flooring finish, or they are well-worn and need a facelift.

Floor sanding offers numerous advantages, including:

  • Adding a nice finish to your floors protects the flooring from water dirt etc
  • Increasing the value of your home by restoring the attractiveness of your wood flooring
  • Improving the illumination in the area and providing a smooth and level surface

Contact the team today for a free quote and to see how affordable it is to update the flooring in your home or office.