If you have a business that has timber floors, you should consider having them polished to keep the floors looking their best. However, if you haven’t had your floor polished before, then it can be a bit of a mystery as to what preparation is required and how much work this will take – so here are some tips on preparing your business premises for Timber Floor Polishing Melbourne:
Get your carpets and furniture ready.
If you have carpets, furniture and rugs, they will all need to be removed. If you have appliances in the room where the timber floor is going to be polished – such as a fridge or oven – these will also need to be moved out temporarily. Shelving, drawers and cupboards should also be emptied out so that nothing gets damaged during the polishing process. Doors should be opened fully, but if you have windows in your office space, then these can stay open as well.
Get rid of any mess.
Before you start, it’s important to make sure your premises are clear of any furniture, carpets, or rugs that could be damaged by the polishing process. You’ll need to remove all electrical cables, wires, or cords as well—this is to ensure they don’t get caught up in the vacuum cleaner and cause a short circuit. Likewise, you’ll want to remove any loose nails or screws; this will prevent them from flying up into the air during sanding and potentially injuring anyone nearby. The same goes for loose plaster or paint: if it’s not securely fixed down, it can flake off during sanding and scatter around the room—this is also dangerous as it could land on someone’s eyesight! Finally, consider removing any loose floorboards (you may want help lifting them), tiles (again helpful if heavy) and carpet (the risk of damage is too great).
Create an alternative workspace if you can’t move out of the room.
If you can’t move out of the room, create an alternative workspace.
Use a portable table to set up the polishing equipment in another area of your office or workspace.
Clear off any surfaces where you will be working so that you have plenty of room for all of your tools, supplies and furniture (if any).
Turn on some music or listen to an audiobook while you work to keep yourself entertained as well as focused on what needs to be done next.
Ask employees to stay away from the floor during the polishing, sanding, and staining processes.
If you’re using a professional polishing, sanding, or staining service to prepare your floor for its new look, then this is the time to make sure that employees stay away from the premises. This is because they may accidentally damage their shoes on the floor or leave marks on them.
Be sure that all your staff know not to walk through work areas with dirty shoes and not to stand on any surfaces during this process. They should also refrain from moving furniture around until after you have had time to inspect the product and make sure it has been applied correctly. If any stains occur during this period due to accidents or spillage, then these will need cleaning up before proceeding with sanding down excess material from the edges of boards where possible.
Cover doorways with a plastic sheet.
Cover doorways with a plastic sheet. This is one of the most basic tips for timber flooring for your house, and it’s also one of the most important. Cover your doorways before you start polishing so you can avoid splintering or scratching your timber floors while they’re being polished.
Use a buffer to polish the floor. Buffers are designed to polish timber floors, although they do require some maintenance in order to keep them working properly over time. If you don’t use a buffer on your own premises and instead rely on professional help, make sure that the person doing so understands how much pressure needs to be applied in order not to damage your delicate flooring!
We hope this article has helped you understand how to prepare your business premises for Timber Floor Polishing Melbourne. The best thing about our service is that we can help turn any floor into a beautiful new look.