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Conditions and Expectations
Free quote is at the discretion of Caloundra Floor Sanding due to time and distance.
What Not To Expect
- A completely dust free environment. Modern floor sanding machines have a vacuum and dust collector fitted and every effort will be made to eliminate dust as much as possible. Some airborne dust particles are present in every house and may settle in the finish whilst drying, however if this occurs it usually wears off after a relatively short period of time.
- Total removal of stains such as those within the boards and around nail holes.
- Nail holes to be punched close to the skirting boards, there is a chance we will damage other trades work.
- Removal of deep cuts such as those left from carpet trimming knives and gouges in the boards.
- Gaps to be filled between the boards. These will not be filled as subsequent shrinkage and expansion in the timber will cause cracking in the filler.
- Board damaged by borers to have the same gloss level as these boards in great condition.
- Areas that have been filled with putty to have the same feel as the timber after application of coatings.
Be Aware Of
- You will likely get some variation in colour and grain between the new and old boards, even if the same timber specie has been used.
- Any silicone on the floor will cause rejection of any coats of polyurethane.
- Halogen downlights create a cobweb effect on the coatings. These lights were designed to highlight pieces of art, before homeowners decided to use them for a different purpose. A tradesmen price has been charged, not an artist. To try and help eliminate this, use a lower wattage.
- The edger machine may cause slight markings on the skirting boards which is why we recommend you leave the final coat until after the floors have been finished. Our tradesmen are very good at keeping this at a minimum.
- Black Japan or stain around the outside of some older timber may give a two toned effect.
- One coloured fill is prepared and used during the filling process, not different fills for idividual boards.
- If there is a need to view the flooring at certain times of the day or night, lying down etc, This isn't classified as a sanding or coating problem.
- There are different machines used in the body or edging work.
- Insects may adhere to the finish during the drying process. These can be easily removed with a flexible bladed knife.
It must be recognized that the floor is not being sanded and finished in a factory and therefore it is unrealistic to expect a similar finish to that of fine furniture. Although timber floors are very beautiful, we need to remember it is a floor and its purpose is to be walked on. A high standard of appearance can be expected but the fact is that some finishing imperfections do occur in all floors.