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"How Long Does It Take to Sand a Timber Floor Over 50m²?"


Are you considering sanding and restoring a timber floor in a larger space, say over 50 square meters? The time it takes for this process can vary depending on several factors. In this blog, we'll explore the key factors that influence the timeline for sanding a timber floor in a space of this size.



Condition of the Floor: The current state of your timber floor is a significant factor in determining the time required. If the floor is in relatively good condition and only needs a light sanding and finish, the process will be quicker. However, if there are deep scratches, extensive wear, or significant imperfections, more time will be needed to address these issues.


Type of Timber: The type of wood used for your flooring can affect the sanding process. Softer woods may sand more quickly, while harder woods can be more time-consuming. Exotic woods can be especially challenging due to their density.



Equipment and Methods: The choice of sanding equipment and methods can impact the time it takes. Professionals typically use drum sanders, orbital sanders, and edgers. The grit sequence used, from coarse to fine, also influences the duration. Multiple passes with different grits are often necessary for a quality finish.

  1. Number of Sanding Stages: In most cases, floor sanding involves multiple stages – rough sanding, fine sanding, and finishing. Each stage requires its own time allocation.

  2. Coating and Drying Time: After sanding, applying the finish (sealant or varnish) is essential to protect the wood. Drying times can vary based on the product used. It's crucial to factor in these drying times before moving furniture back in or allowing foot traffic.

  3. Professional vs. DIY: If you're considering a DIY project, remember that it might take longer than hiring a professional. Experienced floor sanders have the skills and equipment to work efficiently.



For a timber floor over 50m², the entire process can typically take several days to a week or more. This includes preparation, sanding, coating, and drying times. It's essential to be patient and allow each stage to be completed thoroughly to achieve the best results.


In conclusion, the time it takes to sand a timber floor over 50m² can vary widely depending on the factors mentioned above. It's advisable to consult Timber Vision Concept to get a precise estimate for your specific project. While it might take some time, the results of a beautifully restored timber floor are well worth the effort



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