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Rumors said that aluminum oxide-finished hardwood floors is cannot be sanded due to its hardness, what could be some of the possible way to sand such as hard as this finished wood floors?

The simple the installation of pre-finished wood floor is, the more beautiful it is to see. That is the point of view of the contractors. But no matter how simple the installation is, the hard part of having wood flooring is the fact that time will come it will wear eventually and sanding alone is a great challenge as well as its refinishing.

Today, the wood floor finishes is getting harder and harder as its manufacturers continue to make finishes with aluminum-oxide to increase the life of the flooring resulting to large effort being exerted when it is time to sand and refinish the floors.

Contractors and distributors are puzzled

It has become a hot issue in the hardwood flooring industry these days. Many pre-finished manufacturers are bragging that no machine or other product that can sand off the finishes they have made. Distributors and contractors are scratching their heads since they are puzzled because some of them lost money by not receiving jobs that takes re-sanding wood floors with aluminum-oxide finish. Others lose money on their jobs because they didn’t know that the floors they have installed have an aluminum-oxide coating.

Advancing technologies of finishes and abrasives

They might have damaged the floors they were installing thinking maybe that the coating is invincible. They might have re-sanded the newly installed wood floor that was damaged or they might have replaced them at their own expense. But take not, if finish manufacturer have made their product advanced notably for the past years, the abrasive also has.

For distributors and contractors, although more puzzled, must be properly informed all the time so that they can solve whatever problem arises. They should not work harder but smarter.

Facts about finish

Finishes have aluminum-oxide but that stabilizer alone is not what makes a wood so hard but it’s the ultra-violet curing process used during the manufacturing has made it hard. There is a big difference of hardness when it comes to curing wood on the job site and at the manufacturing plant. Finishing hardwood floors at the manufacturing plant is done under the most controlled situation possible, opposite when done at the job site where contractor cannot create fully the perfect curing situation like in the milling plant.

Make sure you know what kind of abrasive you need

During sanding an aluminum-oxide floor, the use of appropriate respirator is a must because the powder form of aluminum-oxide is very dangerous when breathe. Select the right abrasive. You must to know what type of grain you need. Not all abrasive are the same. Ceramic grain and silicon carbide abrasive is what you need for aluminum-oxide sanding.

How to choose the right grit

The best grit to start your sanding is using an 80 grit sandpaper. Use larger size grit if you have reached the wood to make it flat. Problem is resolved. Recognizing these details will help make worrying over re-sanding pre-finished hardwood flooring is history. Good luck.

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