Hardwood flooring is one piece of wood from top to bottom unlike engineered wood which has a veneer of real wood usually 3 – 7 millimetres thick. The thickness, or wear layer, of the hardwood flooring usually determines how many times the floor can be sanded. Depending on how well the floor is maintained we usually recommend a full floor sanding every 15 years. Hardwood flooring is sold in various grades, usually from rustic grade up to prime grade. The main difference is the more rustic you go for the more knots the flooring board has. Usually rustic grade is also the cheaper option. Hardwood flooring species range from very light, such as maple, up to dark, such as dark walnut. Many companies produce wood oils, wood stain or even wood floor paint enabling us to almost change the colour of our hardwood flooring completely.
Flooring Works: Hardwood floor sand and application of Junckers High Performance Sport polyurethane lacquer
After 15 years of wear and tear this hardwood floor looked tired, unloved and dull. Hirers had dragged furniture and other things across the floor and created gouges and scratches in the floor lacquer. We sanded the floor with our Lagler Hummel sanding machine, taking it down to bare wood. After that we abraded the floor to a fine finish and vacuumed any dust left on the floor. As a finish we recommended one coat of Junckers Baseprime followed by two coats of Junckers HP Sport water based polyurethane lacquer.