All sanded wood floors require care and maintenance to keep them looking fresh and clean.
Often when you begin sanding a wood floor you will find the wood is not flat and true. This will result in uneven sanding and a poor quality finish. To get the wood floor flat and level, you must begin sanding the wood floor at 15-45 degrees to the grain. This is known as the first cut.
As always with sanding a wood floor, start on the left and work to your right. This allows the wood floor to be sanded without leaving any run marks from the machine in the wood floor.
Choose the abrasive you want to start sanding with, based on the condition of the wood floor. If the wood floor is uneven and has not been sanded or stripped previously you probably need to start at the coarsest grit abrasive, 24 grit.
If the wood floor is not in too bad condition or has been sanded or stripped previously, starting at 40grit or even 80grit may be an option. Your initial aim should be to make the wood floor flat and even. If the wood floor is uneven then you will not get the abrasive to sand the wood floor evenly.
Our top tips are use the finest grit possible at all stages of the process and don’t skimp on abrasive use. Change abrasive regularly to sand efficiently, avoid machine damage to leave a good quality finish on your wood floor.