black japan stain floors

Traditional Black Japan Stain Floors is a semi transparent, black timber stain that’s designed to achieve a range of varying shades from black to light oak. Black Japanese Stained floors  began in the 1920’s and 1930’s 

polishing, repair and maintenance. Sandscan Heritage Floor Sanding Service has dedicated experience in restoring your heritage building back to it’s original splendor. 

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It’s time…. You have been putting off restoring your floor for months, maybe even years. You want to get your floors polished or redone, but how can you tell a quality floor sanding expert?

We know that residential floor restoration in Melbourne requires beauty and durability. Repairs to your wooden floors vary according to the characteristics and damage. So before obtaining a budget for the work, it is necessary to keep in mind what type of wood it is and  the size of the floor. It’s important to know the different options and their characteristics before making a decision. Which of the flowing services do you need? 


The Melbourne floors sanding and polishing process above is recognized as slashing, which is considered a technique to restore wood and varnish or finish that protection. This method recently made reference to the manual process with which it removed each damaged layer of the wood through the use of certain blades or scrapers. This work is considered a very hard and artisan process, thanks to the position, size of the surface and the time required.

Today the process continues to be used to restore wood. The process includes both sanding and varnishing, and it is understood as a restoration of the material. The Melbourne floor sanding and polishing process integrates electric sander machines with various horsepower.

The common reasons for needing Melbourne floor sanding and polishing, barn or used protective material, that wears away from UV rays, which can also directly affect wood that changes color. The glue loses its adhesiveness after the passage of time causing the pieces of wood to move or detach.

Melbourne floor sanding and polishing is all about buffing or cleaning a wooden surface through rubbing with an object that is almost always sandpaper. It is clear to us that if a good sanding is ideal for a perfect finish, then it shows the importance of a good sanding and polishing of the floor, since the finish will be the same that we will see in our daily home.

Within the process of sanding and polishing floors, the use of varnishes, necessary to add the protective layer to natural wood is manifested with a faithful director. Over time, the process has begun an evolution towards the use of waterproof, low-toxicity, water-based, low-toxicity, waterproof, and oleurethane granaries.

When the wood is prepared and polished, you can apply a coat of primer, primer or filler, which seeks to fill or saturate the microscopic porous surface of the wood, and achieve a solid surface so that the next varnish coats have adhesion. , and offer the necessary leveling. Care must be taken not to apply finishing polyurethane, since it can toast or in some way darken the surface further.

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Types of Floor Polishing

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Stains and Finishes

There are many different types of stains available with colours ranging from lighter oak shades through to rich darker mahogany.


Water Based Finishes

Water based polyurethane finishes are non-toxic, lighter in finish and dry quickly. They are extremely hard-wearing and provide excellent resistance to scratching and abrasion.

Polyurethane Based

Polyurethane finishes provide the highest durability and highest gloss. Polyurethane is toxic and has strong smell when being applied and requires longer drying time. They are darker in finish and extremely hard wearing.

Oil Based

Oil based finishes are warmer, darker and richer in look and feel. While they are less expensive they takes longer to dry and are less durable than the other finishes.

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The floorboards, which is mostly called classical or parquet flooring, has traditionally been solid wood of about 22 mm nailed to a battens. This is a long-lived and effective system, although sensitive to water and has associated high production and installation costs. Also called floating flooring, they tend to be much cheaper than solid wood, easy to install.

floorboards are multilayer systems, although you can also find floating systems in solid wood. This system became popular at international levels from the beginning of the year 1960, where the production of a separation between the base or support and the visible or stepped surface began. This system achieves the use of nobler woods or special resins, visually more attractive in the visible part of the ground, relegating the structural function to much cheaper or inferior quality woods.

Classic decks or floorboards can be classified according to the material used. They can be grouped into three important types:

Multilayer wood floating floorboards

     This type of floorboards consists of a lower stabilization base or board, and two or more layers of wood that have a water-repellent treatment, of which the intermediate ones tend to be of resistant and cheap wood, such as pine or fir, or bamboo , and the top or finishing, in noble wood for the aesthetic finish.

The dimensions that this material usually has are between 1800 and 2200 mm, with thicknesses of approximately 12 mm and 16 mm. The base of this material is made of cheap wood or bamboo, which usually has a thickness of 10 or 12 mm. The noble wood layer tends to integrate a last protection, which is generally the varnish, to the UV guide, with approximately 7 coats. Some other models incorporate aluminum oxide in their treatment, making them exceptionally resistant to abrasion, and better behavior against the ultraviolet rays of the sun.

The maintenance and conservation of this material are carried out by means of cutting, which is also called sanding and varnishing, although actually the repair and change of parts is a slightly more complex process. The multilayer laminate floorboards integrates, like synthetic laminate flooring, a click-type anchoring system.

The main advantages of this floating floorboards lie in the beauty and attractiveness that it provides to certain places, its ease of maintenance, its long-lasting durability, add value to the home or wherever it is, and its effective performance as a thermal insulator.

The probable disadvantages of this type of floorboards is mainly its use in the home, or business since it will have a hollow sound when stepping over the flooring, if you step barefoot you will find a fairly hard floor, it cannot be varnished, and the Durability will always depend largely on quality.

Solid floating flooring

     This platform is about solid wood planks or slats that are between 2 cm thick, long and narrow, diversifying its dimensions from one model to another. These platforms can be presented without side joints, with tongue-and-groove half-wood joints, and generally have metal clip-type connection pieces, but without the need for special anchoring systems since, being much heavier, they work very well by simple gravity.

The treatment, maintenance and conservation of this material can be carried out by means of a cutting process, also known as sanding and varnishing.

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