- In the upper portion (with the lightest color wood), the floor has already been sanded twice. The first time with an aggressive grit sand paper and the second time with a less aggressive sandpaper.
- In the middle portion (where the machine is sanding), it has only been sanded once.
- In the bottom portion (the darkest color wood), the floor has not been sanded at all.
Sanding a Hardwood Floor
refinishing a hardwood floor for a local business and a key part of that is sanding the hardwood. As with any commercial space that has hardwood floors, they become scratched and worn with use. By the end of the day, they had been transformed into a masterpiece! (more pics to come) I am always amazed at the transformation that takes place under their skilled hands! One of the first steps in refinishing a hardwood floor is sanding off the old layers of finish and stain. Thereby returning the wood to its natural state. This part of the hardwood sanding process requires an understanding of the wood and a talent to make it beautiful again. Something that many homeowners are surprised by is how many times the hardwood floor must be sanded in order to aggressively but gently remove these unwanted layers. There is an art to removing these layers without damaging the wood or leaving scratches. This pictures gives you an idea of the sanding process. You can see progression in the the distinct coloration in these three layers.This weekend our Hardwood Flooring Experts were
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