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Elite Floor Sanding Auckland
Sole trader, Joined May 2013
WHAT WE DO
You don’t need to do anything dramatic to add character and value to your property. Simply have your timber floors sanded and recoated for a new and refreshed look. It gives your property that classic-modern appearance you’ve always been after – especially good prior to putting your property on the market.
7 good reasons why you should have your floors sanded and polyurethaned:
Adds life to your floors
Timber floors add value to your property
Timber flooring lasts longer than carpet, vinyl, tiles, and other laminate floorings
It’s ideal for people with allergies and other sensitivities – no more carpet mites or other nasties!
Easy to maintain and dust-free
Avoid carpet stains that are hard to remove – good for rental properties
Simple re-coats make your floors look refreshed and new again
Floor Sanding & Polyurethaning
We offer 95% dust free floor sanding service for commercial and residential customers.
We sand and polyurethane both old and new floors, even if existing floors have had lino or cork tiles on them.
Timber Floor Staining
Staining is an effect which darkens the timber colour before the polyurethane is applied.
We have a stain swatch with over 30 different colours to choose from.
Blonding White Washing Timber
A white tint is put in the polyurethane and then applied on the timber producing the same effect as diluted milk poured on the floor.
Both domestic and commercial customers can be catered for.
Timber Floor Re-Glaze
A re-glaze is applying another coat of polyurethane to an older floor. While dents and scratches wont be removed it gives the floor a new lease of life.
It is possible to change your current finish to one of the other three options such as gloss, satin or matte with a re-glaze.
Parquet flooring can be tricky business, we have skilled tradesman they can sand and polyurethane these types of floors.
Parquet flooring generally needs to be sanded in two directions due to the "fingers" not all facing the same direction.
Trowel filling is the process of fill all the gaps between the boards. There are two main risks when trowel filling a floor:
1. The filler can crack and pop out after a few months due to movement in the floor and temperature changes, or,
2. Floor board can crack due to the floor having no "give" when it needs to move.
Floor Sanding in General
The idea that your whole house is going to covered in dust is a common misconception. Our floor sanding teams use quality equipment which produce a minimal amount of dust. Not only do these machines produce very little dust but you will also get a top quality finish.
There will always be a small amount of dust present once the job is completed. We take all measures possible to reduce the dust, from equipment to vacuuming and dusting the affected area afterwards.
If any tradesman tells you that they can eliminate dust completely I would be very skeptical – it just simply is not possible.
The bag that dust is collected in has to have a limited amount of airflow through it due to the vacuum pumping huge amounts of air into the bag along with the dust – for that reason some dust will escape.
Moisture Cured Polyurethane
Moisture-cured (aka. solvent-based or oil-based) polyurethane is the most common product that is used by floor sanding companies. The easiest way to tell whether a solvent-based or water-based product is being applied is if its giving off strong toxic fumes. Water-based products have very little smell so can be easily distinguished.
Generally speaking a solvent-based polyurethane will give your floor a bit more depth, the main reason being is that this product is applied in thicker coats.
You will find that the solvent-based product tends to yellow over a period of time, generally it takes 6 to 18 months to yellow depending on how much sun that area is exposed to.
Water-based polyurethanes provide a very natural finish that is generally lighter and gives the appearance of natural wood . During the application process a water-based product produces almost no fumes.