The main project we’re meant to be working on at the moment is remodelling our guest bedroom, (you can read about our progress so far here) but as usual, we got ever so slightly distracted.
As you already know, we ripped out the laminate flooring in the bedroom and got so carried away, that we also ripped up the even worst laminate floor in the hallway, too.
In case you’ve not already guessed – we’ve sanded the hallway floor!
Let’s start back at the beginning.
This is what our hallway floor looked like last week.
Things could really only get better, couldn’t they! Luckily after ripping up the laminate flooring, we discovered the original wooden floorboards.
Except for a patchy stain and paint marks all over, the boards are in a fairly good condition, which made our decision to sand them an easy one.
Not too long after moving in, we had the floor in our living room sanded (read more about it here). It looked easy enough to do, so this time, we decided to do it ourselves. After hiring the necessary machines, we started by sanding around the edges of the room with an edging sander.
Then we used a large floor sander to sand the boards.
This is the result after a lot more sanding.
We’ve decided to leave the boards the natural wood colour, so the next job was to varnish the floorboards. As it’s the main entrance and fairly high traffic area, we applied three coats of varnish (the same one we used on our staircase restoration project).
As always, here are our before and after pictures.
We couldn’t be happier with the result. We’ll update you with the details of the process, costs and the mid-sanding disaster we had in a day or two.
What we’re you up to this weekend? Have you ever sanded your own floors?