WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN MY FLOORS ARE PROFESSIONALLY COATED

Sanding and polishing a beautiful timber floor is a skill acquired over many years. Bear in mind that,as all the work is done by hand controlled machines and applicators,there will be evidence of this in the floor. Further as you live on the floor it will gain a character and feel that is unique to your home.This is all part of the beauty of owning a timber floor.

: Expert sanding and coating.

: Nails punched.

: Nails holes,knot holes and gaps at the end of boards to be filled with appropriate filler.

: A coating that will provide many years of beauty providing it is properly maintained.(Refer to maintenance web page).

 

WHAT NOT TO EXPECT

: A completely dust free enviroment. Modern sanding machinery is fitted with dust collectiing equipment and we endeavour to clean dust away by vacuming and wipeing down surfaces. it is virtually impossible however to totally eliminate dust from the job site which has a couple of consequences.

       A. There will always be some dust particales that settle on the newly finished surface.

       B. There will be an amount of dust throughout the rest of the house.

: Removal of deep cuts such as those from carpet trimming knives or deep gouges in the boards.

: Removal of stains from within the boards and around nail holes such as animal urine and water marks.

: Filling gaps between the boards. These gaps are not filled because subsequent shrinkage and expansion in the timber will cause cracking in the filler.

: Do not expect boards damged by borer to have the same gloss level as those in good condition.

: Do not expect any areas filled with putty to have the same feel as the timber after application of coatings.

 

THINGS YOU SHOULD BE AWARE OF

: 12 Volt downlights produce a cobweb affect on the coatings.

: You may get slight markings on skirting boards from contact with the Edger and Buffer. That is why it is recommended to leave painting on skirtings until after the floors are finished.

: Black Japan or stain around the perimeter of some older timber may produce a two tone effect.

: You are likely to get some variation in colour and grain between new and old boards.