20 Years Experience! JDs Floor Sanding specialise in bringing your home back to life with the beauty of natural looking timber floors. Other services include; resurfacing, carpet removal, floor polishing and floor repairs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do we know if our floors are fit to sand?
A. A quick check under your house before removing your floor coverings will give you an indication as to the condition of your boards and sub-floor structure. This will save you and the tradesperson some nasty surprises once you have removed all your floor coverings - particularly if you are purchasing a new property and intend to polish the boards. Some things to look for may be evidence of termites, water damage, presence of dampness etc. Please note that this is only a suggestion and that in most instances this process may not be necessary... The tradesperson, who comes to estimate for you, will be the best judge.
Q. How much will it cost?
A. Cost will vary depending on:
There are many determining factors in obtaining an estimate, so be sure to be clear when ringing for estimates, exactly what you are being quoted for. Pricing can be an indicator of workmanship, so don't always assume the cheapest quote is the best. Word of mouth is definitely our best form of advertising.
Things you should be aware of
Q. How long will sanding our floor take?
A. As most coating systems require overnight dry times the usual job will be a minimum of two/ three days. This timeframe may be extended depending on the size of the job. As an estimate, most sanders would be able to sand on average 40- 60m2 square meters / day. Remember to add the time for the coats to be applied and dry after that.
Q. Will there be much smell? And can I live at home while my floors are being sanded?
A. Yes it will smell. Waterborne finishes are the most environmentally friendly, therefore produce less odour, All other finishes will generally require you to be in a well ventilated separate area, if you are to stay in your home whilst the floor is drying. However, as every job is different, please consult JD?s Floor sanding on their advice concerning your house layout or coatings used to ensure they meet your requirements.
Q. What type of gloss level should we use?
A. The sheen (shine) level on a floor is entirely a personal choice. Factors which could affect your decision include: I) whether the areas have down lights - a lot of light on a high gloss floor will cause glare. ii) Whether you clean the floor regularly - gloss floors show a lot of dust, due to their reflective nature. iii) If you have pets inside - pet?s nails can easily scratch the harder finishes, causing them to look worn more quickly. Currently satin is the sheen level in highest demand.
Q. What will I have to do to prepare the floor?
A. You can save money by removing all existing floor coverings including tacks, staples and any smooth edge carpet strips from the floor. Remove all furniture and other items on walls, or alternatively, hang a cotton sheet over pictures.
Q. Once the job is complete, when can I move my furniture back?
A. Most coating will dry overnight assuming mild weather conditions (15 to 25 degrees C) however 2 to 14 days for curing in the case of polyurethane is suggested by most manufacturers. Any normal traffic should be avoided during this period of time. Small items residing in fixed positions may be put in place carefully provided they have protective tips underneath them within 2 to 5 days check with JD?s Floorsanding or coating manufacturer to make sure there is no misunderstanding on this matter as many floors are damaged in this crucial period.
For any other questions or advise please contact JD?s Floorsanding 0425 325 441