Sablage de plancher

The floor sanding, a crucial step in the repair of your floors

Why a sablage de plancher?

Over time and successive passages, the varnish wood floors eventually fade and deteriorate. That is why we must maintain the floor periodically. The floor sanding is a stripping that can remove the old varnish and any traces of paint, glue and other features before refinishing the floor. This is done using a sablage de plancher (or sand). Some necessary checks before entering the floor sanding

The floor sanding can be done either by a specialized company or by you. Before starting work, it is important to check the type of materials of the floor. In old houses, the floors are generally solid wood (hardwood) and using a sablage de plancher is no problem. However, in apartment buildings and some newer homes, flooring floating as they are often not based directly on the masonry are more fragile and might yield when using a large sander.

Stages of floor sanding

If you do the work yourself, you need to rent a sander with different sandpapers. There are different types of sand, some are equipped with a bag to prevent dust from spreading. For starters, the room must be empty, it is necessary to move all the furniture and carpets. Also check that no nail does not exceed the floor if sandpaper could tear when sanding. For an optimal sanding, the ideal is to use successively sandpapers of different grain. Start sanding with paper from 24 to 40 grains then equalize with paper from 60 to 80 grit paper then use a 100 to 120 grit for finishing sablage de plancher.

Sablage de plancher