Floor Sanding

Floor Sanding

Learn about the common mistakes of floor sanding and their remedies


Are you looking to add more shine and luster to your wooden floors? Floor sanding is a time-tested method of refinishing hardwood flooring to restore its beauty, strength, and smoothness. You can use it on solid wood, engineered wood floors, and laminate flooring. Sanding a wooden floor gives it a smooth, even finish lasting many years.

Whether you plan to do the job yourself or choose our professional company, there are some important considerations regarding floor sanding. From choosing the right equipment for the job to safety protocols and choosing finishes, here is all about floor sanding.

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Common mistakes of floor sanding and how to avoid them

  1. Not Preparing the Floor: 

One of the mistakes people make when sanding is not preparing the floor correctly. Preparing the floor involves:

  • Checking for loose boards.
  • Securing them in place.
  • Ensuring the floor is as flat as possible and priming the subfloor.

Without preparing the floor correctly, all you can expect is a floor that is both uneven and prone to crumbling.

  1. Not Choosing the Right Sandpaper: 

Choosing the right course of Sandpaper is the key to sanding the floor the right way. If we try and use coarse grit paper, it will end up scratching and damaging the hardwood floor. Using a finer grit paper is the right choice as it will ensure that the finishing touches look their best.

  1. Sanding Too Hot: 

It is another silly mistake people make, as it can be dangerous as it causes the dust to become airborne. Sanding too hot can ruin the hardwood floor we’ve worked hard to sand, as it’ll blow the wood dust out of the grain and create a dust cloud. To avoid this mistake, we keep the belt sander set lower than you usually would and keep a dust collector nearby to help prevent the dust from ever getting airborne.

  1. Not Removing All the Dust: 

All that sanding can create a lot of dust, which is why removing it is so important. The dust left on the floor after sanding can reduce its durability and allow bacteria to build up. An excellent way to remove all the dust is by using a vacuum cleaner after finishing the belt sander.

  1. Not Applying Stain or Varnish: 

To ensure that your hardwood floor restores after sanding, apply some stain or varnish afterward. Both stain and varnish should be applied in multiple coats to ensure coverage, even in those hard-to-reach areas. Lacking any finish on your sanded hardwood floor can make it look complete, making all your hard work seem worthwhile.


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 Why choose us?

  1. Best Quality:

We take pride in our product quality. Our flooring materials are sourced from reliable suppliers and are subjected to strict quality control tests to ensure each piece has superior resistance to environmental factors, including temperature and moisture. Our flooring products are of the highest quality and provide unbeatable value for your money.

  1. Professional Floor Installation:

Our staff consists of highly-skilled floor technicians and installers who are experts in the field. We have the right tools and expertise to guarantee a perfect installation. Our staff also offers ongoing maintenance and repair services to ensure your floors remain in top condition.

  1. Largest Range:

At Flooring Dubai, we boast an extensive range of flooring products and materials. We carry everything from laminate and hardwood to vinyl, carpet, and more. You can easily pick the perfect floor for your home or office space.

  1. Cost-Effective Pricing:

We know the value for money when it comes to flooring. We offer the most competitive pricing without compromising the quality or longevity of our products.




Floor sanding is challenging and requires a lot of effort to get done right. But if you pay attention to the tips outlined above and avoid these mistakes, you’ll have a beautiful and durable floor in your home. At Flooring Dubai, we understand how important it is to get a job done right the first time, and that’s why we’re here to help you. Contact us today to get your sanding project started!


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