Want to improve the look of your room? If you have a boarded floor, why not strip it back to the bare wood and seal it with a varnish, so the beauty of the wood grain shines through? The results look great, but it can be a dusty and noisy job. And as with so many home improvement projects, the quality of finish you achieve depends on the amount of effort you put into the preparation.
Tools & Materials Required
Before you start sanding your indoor wood plastic floor, make sure the deck are in good condition, with no wide gaps or nails sticking out.
First, drive in any nails below the surface with a hammer and punch as if you leave any sticking out you’ll tear your sanding sheet. Nail down loose deck and replace any damaged ones, ideally using boards of a similar age. You might even be able to take these from other rooms in your home where the floor deck aren’t exposed.
Next, fill the gaps between the deck. If they’re very wide, you might be better to lift and re-lay the deck more tightly, filling the final gap with an extra deck. Otherwise, you can glue in narrow strips of wood.
Leave the filler strips slightly raised and let the glue dry. Then plane or sand them down until they’re level with the surrounding boards. Finish the job by sweeping your floor clean.