Maple Flooring Sanding and Re-Sealing

  • Maple flooring restoration

    Maple flooring restoration
  • Maple flooring restoration

    Maple flooring restoration
  • Maple flooring restoration

    Maple flooring restoration
  • Maple flooring restoration

    Maple flooring restoration
  • Maple flooring restoration

    Maple flooring restoration
  • Before the works...

    Before the works...

Floor sanding of engineered wood flooring in Archway

Before the renovation works...

The maple engineered wood flooring in this Archway flat was overall looking tired and in desperate need of renovation. During our initial survey, we did a thorough inspection of the floors and discussed with the client all possible options.

Our client has decided to go for floor sanding, of 44 sqm maple engineered wood flooring and finishing the floors in matt lacquer.

How we completed the restoration works...

Engineered flooring planks come in 3 main standards of thickness, which also defines how thick is the available for sanding maple top layer of the product. Depending on the overall condition of the floors, the initial floor sanding may start with coarser or medium grid. The task of this stage is not only to remove the previous finish and get the floors to bare wood, but also to provide a good level throughout the entire floor. In the case of engineered wood flooring, the level of the floor is usually good, due the "click" or "tongue-and-groove" locking between the planks.

Sanding the floors with fine grids (80 - 120 gr) and a good rotary buff to the maple timber surface with high grid buffing screens is the most important stage in the preparation of the wooden flooring for finishing.

The engineered wood flooring was consequently sealed with 1 coat of primer and 2 coats of Bona Mega lacquer in matt sheen with another light screen buff between the coats, for an excellent final touch to the finish.

Did you know this about maple flooring?

Maple is hardwood in a light beige colour, commonly confused with beech, which however can have very hazy character and grain. Unique for the smoothly finished maple surface is its specific glazing and reflection of light, which changes with the angle of reflection. Staining maple timber & floors can have unexpected appearance and viewing samples before application is always recommended.