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How much should I pay for floor sanding?

The cost of floor sanding per square meter in New South Wales is about $28 per square metre. On the other hand, customers pay an average of $33 per square metre in Western Australia for the same services.

How much does it cost to have floors sanded and refinished?

According to HomeAdvisor, the typical price range to refinish hardwood floors is between $1,074 and $2,485, with the national average at $1,757. This comes out to $3 to $8 per square foot, including materials and labor. Roughly 80 percent of the cost to refinish hardwood floors comes from labor.

How much does it cost to have hardwood floors sanded?

Sanding costs $0.50 to $3.00 per square foot to sand hardwood floors. An average 12 x 14 foot room would cost $80 to $500 depending on how many passes it needs and the area you live in. Regardless of condition, you’ll always want to start by sanding.

Can you sand a floor with an edging sander?

The floor sander you should use for sanding the edges of the floor is a 6 or 7 inch disk sander. Its only possible to start with 60 if you have a very flat floor that’s in good condition and very clean. Otherwise you need to start with a coarser grit so that you can get it sanded off quickly.

How close does an edging sander get?

The closest a drum sander can get to the wall is typically about 6 inches, so you should sand a 6-inch or wider strip around the perimeter of the floor with the edger.

Can you go from 60 grit to 120 grit?

Vacuum off the dust from the first sanding pass and move onto the next grit. This will be the next finer level of coarseness — 150 or 180 grit (if you started at 80 to 120 grit)….Going Through the Grits.

Grit Coarseness Level
40-60 Coarse
80-120 Medium
150-180 Fine
220-240 Very Fine

How do you get corners when sanding?

Cut or fashion a 1/4-by-3/4-by-3-inch piece of wood into a long, sharp wedge. Fold the sandpaper over the sharp end and use it to sand inside tight corners. The wedge works similar to a surgical tool, allowing you to sand in short, focused strokes with some power behind them. Cut the wedge smaller if needed.

Do you fill gaps in floorboards before sanding?

Filling with a mix of resin and sawdust is the optimal choice for gaps between planks of up to 6mm. The resin and the dust are mixed in a bucket and applied with a filling knife or spatula. Any excess material is then sanded before the finish is applied.

Are my floorboards suitable for sanding?

If your floorboards are ‘just’ dirty or have a thin coat of paint on them, starting to sand with 24 grit sandpaper should be sufficient. If your floorboards are really uneven or painted in a thick coat of paint, you will probably be best starting to sand your floors with 16 grit paper.

What kind of Sander should I use to sand the edges of my floor?

The floor sander you should use for sanding the edges of the floor is a 6 or 7 inch disk sander. It’s the power of these machines that definitely make them first choice. Less powerful tools can just leave you working hard for hours and hours.

What’s the best way to sand with an edger?

Sanding pattern for the edger Edgers run clockwise, so you will spend less time fighting the machine if you sand the room clockwise. Always start from the field (central area) of the floor and move toward the wall so that you can be sure to blend the area sanded with the drum sander into the area you do with the edger.

Do you have to move the disk on an edge floor sander?

When you have the machine on and you begin to lower the disk onto the floor, remember, just like the belt/drum sander, you don’t want to leave the sand paper in contact with one area for longer than a split second. It should always be moving. Most people including the rental companies tell you to go from side to side.

What kind of machine do you use to sand wood floors?

Floor sanding is done with two machines. The main machine is the drum sander and it is used on the majority of the floor. This sander is operated from a standing position.