CARE & MAINTENANCE

 
A coated floor adds style and beauty to your home or business. Finished timber floors can both enhance your lifestyle and add value to your property. ACE Floor Sanding floor coatings provide an extremely tough finish that will last for years. However, there are a few tricks to extending the longevity of your beautiful new wooden floor.
 
 
 
 
 

LIGHT TRAFFIC

 
While floor coatings will dry within 24 hours of application, only light traffic is advisable for up to five to seven days to allow the coating to cure properly.
 
Furniture can be replaced on the floor after 24 hours but we recommend you use either adhesive pads attached to the bottom of the furniture legs or mats underneath to prevent scratching the floor.
 

USE MATS

 
Shoes carry sand, grit and small stones, which will abrade the floor surface like sandpaper. Place mats and rugs inside and outside all entrances to your home. Use runners and rugs in high traffic areas.
 

DIRECT SUNLIGHT

 
Like any quality furnishing or floor covering in your home, direct sunlight will cause discolouration over time. To avoid fading and discolouring, filter direct sunlight with curtains or blinds.
 

MAINTENANCE PLAN

 
A regular cleaning program is key to keeping your floor looking like new. Just how regularly you need to maintain your floor is totally dependent on your environment. Factors such as the level of traffic, the degree of grit carried onto the floor, whether you have pets and children plus the condition of the ground (paving, decking, grass, clean, dirty) immediately outside your home all have significant influence on the wear and tear of the floor.
 

DAILY / WEEKLY PLAN

 
Use an anti-static dust mop to collect dust and dirt. We don't recommend using a vacuum cleaner because often the brushes on the vacuum head can wear thin and the floor is then likely to be scratched by the metal.
 

WEEKLY/MONTHLY PLAN

 
Wash the floor using one of the non-smear detergents that's an 'all floor surface' cleaner and apply with a sponge mop. Wring out the mop in clean warm water and wipe off the excess liquid, leaving only a damp residue on the timber surface. Avoid harsh detergents and abrasive cleaners and definitely do not use common household cleaners as they may contain a mild abrasive.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 
Wash the floor using one of the non-smear detergents that's an 'all floor surface' cleaner and apply with a sponge mop. Wring out the mop in clean warm water and wipe off the excess liquid, leaving only a damp residue on the timber surface. Avoid harsh detergents and abrasive cleaners and definitely do not use common household cleaners as they may contain a mild abrasive.
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
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ARE YOU FULLY LICENSED TRADESPEOPLE?

 
Yes! We are licensed by the BSA (Building Services Authority) in both New South Wales and Queensland.
 
 
 
 
 
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ARE YOUR QUOTES OBLIGATION-FREE?

 
Yes! We come to your place for a free consultation then we'll provide you with a comprehensive quote. This will detail the work to be carried out, including which coating is to be used, and the cost for the entire job.
 
 
 
 
 
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DO YOU FILL CRACKS AND NAIL HOLES?

 
Yes, we fill nail holes, knotholes and the gaps at the ends of the boards with water-based putty. We do not fill the cracks between the floorboards as there is always movement in timber floors and the filler tends to move out over time.
 
 
 
 
 
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HOW LONG WILL THE JOB TAKE?

 
We can complete an average three coats, applied to 100sqm, in two days. We generally finish two coats on the first day then complete the third coat on the second day. However, job times will depend on the condition of the floor, the type of timber used for the flooring and the amount of preparation required before we begin the job.
 
 
 
 
 
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HOW LONG SHOULD WE STAY OFF THE FLOOR?

 
It is best to stay off the floor for 24 hours after the last coat. Most products reach maximum cure/hardness in seven days, but this may take longer in cold, damp conditions. You can carefully move furniture into the space after 24 hours by placing it on protective coverings. Never drag furniture across the floor. We recommend you glue felt protectors onto the bottom of the legs of your furniture to avoid future scratching.
 
 
 
 
 
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DO YOU FILL CRACKS AND NAIL HOLES?

 
While modern machines have industrial vacuums fitted to them and our technicians do their best to remove any residual dust, it is impossible to have a completely dust-free environment. However, the site will be cleaned to the best of our ability.
 
 
 
 
 
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CAN YOU REMOVE STAINS FROM THE FLOOR?

 
Surface stains can be easily removed but, unfortunately, some stains are very deep and may prove impossible to eliminate.
 
 
 
 
 
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SHOULD WE REMOVE THE SKIRTINGS?

 
No, you do not have to remove the skirtings. However, if it is a new house, it is easier to sand the floor without the skirtings installed.