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Monthly Archives: June 2014

  • ‘Osmo Poly X’ Hard wax oil.

    Hard wax Oil coatings are aesthetically appealing and offer the most natural looking floor of those described. Typically speaking however, oils require a higher level of maintenance than the water or solvent based alternatives. By design an oil based coating penetrates the timber’s surface and as such is the only coating type that maintains the timber’s natural texture after coating. Oil based coatings are very common in commercial applications due to their hard wearing …

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    Machines

    Almost all modern sanding jobs are completed with specialized sanding machines. The majority of material is removed by large belt or drum sanders. The areas where the large sanders cannot reach, such as edges, corners, and stairs are sanded by an edger. A finishing machine is then used for the final sanding. Our preferred belt sander is the Lagler hummel pictured …

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  • Process:-

    Preparation is the first stage of the sanding process. All nails which protrude above the boards are punched down. Nails can severely damage the sanding machines which are being used. staples or tacks used to fasten previous coverings (if any) are removed to reduce the possibility of damage. Some brands or types of adhesives which have been used to secure coverings may need to be removed. Some adhesives clog papers and running gear of the machines used, …

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