Why Sanding Is Important To Hardwood Refinishing

Sanding and hardwood refinishing on floors is an excellent way to update any home. Sanding floors can be a simple but arduous job; however before you begin, please read this article in order not to make costly mistakes, where you may need an entirely new floor.

The first and most important thing is to understand the floor you will be sanding. Real hardwood flooring can only be sanded up to 7 times. Engineered hardwood floors can only be treated 3 times at the most. And even though thanks to modern technology telling the difference between the two may be difficult, you need to remember laminate floors can never be sanded. Treating floors which cannot be sanded anymore or should never be sanded in the first place will result in irreparable damage.

Once you have determined your floor can be sanded, then the preparation is often more intense than actually sanding. The process tends to create a great deal of dust, which means the room in question must be empty, and any adjoining rooms must be closed off so the dust does not transfer to them. Tape plastic over doorways which you do not use. This will prevent the dust from traveling.

Orbital and drum sanders are 2 kinds of sanders which are used for such projects.
A drum sander provides the best results, however, should never be used by a novice, especially on older floors which do not have much left to sand. When this variation of the tool is used by a rookie, it will leave divots, dents, and grooves in the wood which are extremely hard to correct. For the inexperienced DIY enthusiasts, stick to an orbital sander. The instrument requires pressure to wear down the wood, however, it is easies to use even though the process does take longer. For more information on hardwood refinishing, please call Millena Flooring Inc in Milford, MA today on (774) 244-0577.