Preparation - As with most projects, preparation is the key to success and with sanding floors this is especially true.
Try to make sure that we have an empty room, this saves us time and you money! Next we do is punch all nails below the surface of the wood. If the wood flooring is in reasonable condition we will be able to get started right away, but if it is in need of repair or re-fixing, we do this before any sanding work is undertaken. Cupped and warped boards may require additional sanding.
In cases where the replacement of boards is required it is always better to use old/reclaimed boards or new ones stained to match existing the existing floor.
Wood filler is made from the dust from the 100 grit sanding process mixed with a solvent adhesive for a perfect match should any filling be necessary. The filler is applied and then after drying, which usually takes a few minutes, is sanded during the final sanding process just prior to seal/stain application.
Sanding - Contrary to popular belief, the sanding of your wood flooring need not be a dusty, hazardous operation. The key to making it virtually dust free is to use the correct machinery. We use top of the range equipment making it a 95% dust free operation.