Why Your Floor Sanding Project Should Be Done Professionally

We understand that do-it-yourself repairs and touch-ups can be advantageous, but some finishes and repairs are just more risky than others. Floor sanding is one of those that is highly recommended to hired out. We have 5 main reasons why:

1. Higher Quality

When you hire a pro, your job will match. Sanding is a very complex skill, no matter how many YouTube videos you have watched. The floor sanders used by the pros are much better than what you can rent at your home improvement stores. Why risk your nice floors on the equipment that seen better days? [2]

2. Lower Risk

Lower the risk of potentially damaging your floors by hiring a hardwood professional floor refinisher Not only are they less likely to make mistakes, but if they are made, they will know how to fix them. [1]Why Hire a Professional Wood Floor Sander: [5]

3. It Saves You Time

Consider the time involved with adding this to your list of DIY projects or just having it done for you. Plus, the professionals’ experience will get the job done faster and looking better than if you had taken it on yourself.

4. Longevity

Hardwood floors that weren’t sanded correctly can result in the stains not penetrating correctly. Meaning, that the finish will not last as long as if the job was completed professionally. [6]

5. Not as Big of a Mess

When amateurs use a floor sander, airborne dust particles that are not only messy and can hurt the appeal of your finish, but it can also lead some health issues. The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration warns that, “Breathing these particles may cause allergic respiratory symptoms, mucosal and non-allergic respiratory symptoms, and cancer.” [4] In addition to the other benefits, this one is potentially the greatest of all. The professionals like Brisbane Timber Floors have done jobs like yours before and they are, irrefutably, the best equipped to make your project a success. [3]References
  1. Chicago Tribune, “SHOULD YOU HIRE A PRO TO REFINISH HARDWOOD FLOORS OR DO IT YOURSELF?”, https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-2000-06-09-0006090416-story.html
  2. Angie’s List, “5 Things to Know Before Refinishing Hardwood Floors”, https://www.angieslist.com/articles/5-things-know-refinishing-hardwood-floors.htm
  3. Forbes Magazine, “What To Know Before Refinishing Your Floors”, https://www.forbes.com/sites/houzz/2014/03/31/what-to-know-before-refinishing-your-floors/#1c85ab19cb7d
  4. The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration, “Wood Dust”, https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/wooddust/index.html
  5. Wood Floor Finish from Bad Contractor, ClevelandMarko, YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkcJKMBQAK4
  6. The Washington Post, “How t minimize the dust fallout when having wood floors refinished”, https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/how-to-minimize-the-dust-fallout-when-having-wood-floors-refinished/2018/02/02/eddf195c-0528-11e8-94e8-e8b8600ade23_story.html?utm_term=.1844a296734b
  7. FLOOR, “All You Need To Know About Floor Sanding and Polishing”, https://www.floor.com.au/floor-sanding-brisbane/