Of course you can. The only question, really, is how good that sanding and finishing is going to be. No one can do something for the first time and be as good as someone that has been doing it for 5-10-20 years. With that in mind, do as much research as you can.
Can you sand and refinish hardwood floors yourself?
Hardwood floors offer some great benefits including ease of maintenance, a classic look, and long-term durability. Of course, every hardwood floor will inevitably get grimy and dirty; this is when you might be tempted to use a steam mop to wash it. In this article, not only are you going to learn whether or not … Continued
Finally! I recorded this parquet floor restoration video a while ago. I have had it professionally edited and its finally up. Unfortunately, the video quality is not the best. I am going to be buying a new camera so I can have higher quality selfie-style videos. This floor was actually an iroko herringbone parquet floor, … Continued
Festool is known for their high prices. In some cases, I believe these prices are unjustified. I recently spent a few hundred pounds on the Festool jigsaw and I ended up using my £60 jigsaw, that didn’t cut straight, instead of my new Festool jigsaw. I found that the Festool Jigsaw also didn’t cut straight, but … Continued
[VIDEO BELOW] Hardwood floor refinishing is a subject that is fairly misunderstood. The mistake people make is in thinking its an easy straightforward process. “All it comes down to is applying sandpaper to wood and then applying a finish,” goes the thinking, “how hard could it be”. On the contrary sanding and refinishing hardwood floors … Continued
This is a question that is asked by people that are too scared to use a floor sander! Let me cut to the chase, the answer is NO. Unfortunately you cannot sand floors with just an orbital sander. And to clarify, by orbital sanders, I refer to all finishing sanders; Laegler Trio, Bona FlexiSand, Numatic Woodworker, … Continued
I recently posted in my blog about a UK tool hire chain called HSS tool hire. That post wasn’t the most flattering to HSS and unfortunately this brief post isn’t going to be too dissimilar. I have no experience with Home Depot, but as I was writing my blog post about HSS, I suspected … Continued
Whenever someone calls me to get a quote for floor sanding and they have engineered wood flooring, they often ask me if it’s even possible first. To be fair, it’s an understandable question, you only have some 4 to 8 millimetres of real hardwood to work with. You might sand straight through to the plywood! Can … Continued
Click here to learn how I sand and refinish wood floors. I recently had the pleasure of sanding and refinishing a bamboo floor which I have not done for a few years. Believe it or not, I get a lot of questions about refinishing bamboo floors. So I took the opportunity to create this blog … Continued
Should you sand your own floor or hire a professional? For anyone renovating or redecorating their home, deciding which tasks to take on themselves and which to hire a professional for can be difficult. Cost is often the driving factor but there are many other things to take into consideration; level of skill required to carry … Continued