When it comes to sanding hardwood floors preparation is the first stage of the sanding process. All nails, which protrude above the boards, are punched down. Nails can severely damage the sanding machines, which are being used. Staples or tacks used to fasten previous coverings (if any) are removed to reduce the possibility of damage. Some brands or types of adhesives, which have been used to secure coverings, may need to be removed. Some adhesives clog papers and running gear of the machines used, and some can even make sanding impossible.
After the floor is prepared, the sanding begins. The first cut is done with coarse-grit papers to remove old coatings and to make the floor at. The differences in height between the boards are removed. The large sanders are used across the grain of the timber. The most common paper used for the first cut is 40 grit.
An edger, at the same grit paper as, sands the areas that cannot be reached by the large sanders the rest of the floor. If filling of holes or boards is desired this is the stage where this is usually done. 80 grit papers are usually used for the second cut. The belt sander is used inline with the grain of the timber in this cut. A refinishing machine is then used to create the final finish. The grit paper used is of personal preference, however 100-150 grit papers are usually used.
The sanded floor is coated with oils or other sealants. These are often highly poisonous, so wearing a suitable facemask is recommended.
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