Jan 28, 2005 7:17 am
When sanding and polishing floor boards, does it matter if you only do one room at a time? Or is it better to have them all done at once.
We only have one room ready for sanding while the others will still be months away from ready.
How much is reasonable to pay for a small4mx3m room?
Re: Sanding/Polishing floor boards2
Jul 20, 2006 8:09 pm
You will pay a LOT more if you do it one room at a time.
Economies of scale mean you will get a cheaper job and a better job done if you wait until all the floors are ready.
Basically you should have all your decorating finished before you sand and polish the floors.
After polishing you should put a final topcoat on the skirting-boards and that should be pretty much it.
Impossible to estimate a job without seeing it - condition of floor, type of wood etc all play a part.
Don't trust a floor-sander who quotes without seeing the job and don't pick the cheapest. Ask to see photos of other work done etc.
Extracare Flooring Services,
Sanding and Polishing
Re: Sanding/Polishing floor boards3
Jul 21, 2006 10:40 am
For doing a whole house then budget for up to $30.00 per m2 but you must get a firm quote as mentioned in the previous post.
Price will vary due to the condition of the floor and how much old paint, staples, laquer, holes etc are there.
Cost for one room will be hourly rate no doubt and will work out very expensive - simply not worth it!
Re: Sanding/Polishing floor boards4
Mar 04, 2007 1:12 pm
One other factor to consider in doing a room at a time is the way the floor boards are running and the length of time between the other rooms being sanded and coated,
the first part can leave you with join marks if the boards are running the oppisite way to the doorway,
and the second part will(depending on the time frame) leave the floors with slightly different
but as the first post said diffently get someone to look at the floor before confirming a price with you
Re: Sanding/Polishing floor boards5
Dec 20, 2007 9:06 pm
And make sure you pull down and store any soft furnishings, curtains etc that might soak up the smell. It's *very* strong for a week and anything left out will get tainted. I did the whole house and was very glad to be able to leave it empty with all the windows open for a full week. Even then it still smelled for another couple of weeks after that.
But the difference ! Very worthwhile.
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