DIY Tips for Timber Floor Polishing Brisbane

Shiny floors can upgrade any room while putting life back to your old timber floors. In Brisbane, timber floor polishing Brisbane can either be a DIY project or hiring an expert to do it.

While polishing timber floors is one of the popular DIY jobs, not doing it right will cost you more. The outcome of bad floor polishing is either to replace the whole flooring or have a dubious-looking floor.

Timber floors are expensive and it would be an instant nightmare when you have to replace them. But, that would be the outcome if polishing is not done properly.

However, if you’re brave enough to try polishing your timber floors, following some good tips prevents damaging them.

The best flooring for all offices and homes are timber floors. They are low-maintenance, they are sturdy, and they are eco-friendly. They are not only pleasing to the eye but they come in a range of styles, colours, and shapes to suit any decor. The main advantage timber floors provide is their easy restoration by polishing them after they have become old and tainted.

If your home needs renovation, one of the cheapest upgrades to do is to polish the timber floors. Over time, erosion happens to timber floors and improving their appearance and quality is to give them a good polishing.

Polishing the floors is also the ideal way of removing surface imperfections, scratches, and water stains. The only deep stain that polishing can’t probably remove is animal urine.


Prep the room

The most important step before anything else is to prep the room. While this seems obvious, not doing it right can cause health and environmental issues.

Prepping the room needs:

  • Removing all furniture out of the room. For furniture that is integral parts of the room, covering and sealing all their exposed parts ensures their protection.
  • Carpets have to be removed as well. Use a sharp knife to cut the carpet into small pieces if it proves too heavy and cumbersome. Vinyl flooring or tiles also need to be removed.
  • Nailing down any loose boards.
  • Removing all food if the polishing is going to be done on the kitchen floors
  • Remove all debris and dust by vacuuming and sweeping the floors
  • Keep all windows open while polishing is going on

Two kinds of floor polishes

Oil-based and water-based are common types of floor finishes. The ideal one to use is the water-based for they take less time to cure and odour is tolerable.

Shine levels are with the polishes as well. The glossy type is the best option for mirror-like shiny floors. Less light but a good contrast to the decor of the room is provided by matte and semi-matte finishes.

Take the time to read the manufacturer’s instructions to get the proper mix of varnishes. Bubble formation is avoided with smooth brush strokes using a special varnish brush.

Polishing the timber floors can be an easy DIY job if done properly. However, making a mistake can be costly. If unsure, it’s better to let the experts handle the polishing. In the long run, hiring an expert is more cost-effective and hassle-free than doing the job yourself. We are glad to help. Contact MJS Flooring Sanding and Polishing in Brisbane.