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A spacious interior setting with mood lighting, fireplace, couches and timber floors.
Nice flooring can make or break the overall feel of your home. The team at Intergrain share how to achieve flawless timber flooring – and maintain it.

 

Prepare your flooring

As with most things, preparation is the key to success.

Your flooring needs to be sanded smooth to remove any old coating before applying a timber flooring finish like Intergrain UltraFloor.

You can easily hire a floor sanding machine, or hire a professional if you're unsure. Once sanded, floors should be vacuumed and wiped down to ensure no contamination is left on the surface as you don't want sanding dust in your clear finish.

How to apply the finish

We suggest working on one room at a time, starting from the corner and finishing at the exit.

Start by cutting in around the edges with a brush and then applying Intergrain UltraFloor in the main section of the flooring with a lambswool applicator or short nap roller.

It's important to maintain a wet edge while coating. This means leaving an obvious amount of coating at the end of your brush/roller/pad stroke and starting your next stroke at this place. This helps to avoid an uneven finish.

Allow a minimum of four hours to dry before lightly sanding and applying subsequent coats following the same process.

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Check out the full Intergrain range available at your local Bunnings.

 

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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.