- Chris Palmer
- July 31st 2008
- Published as Hip to be Square in August/September 2008 Issue
paul dragwidge Friday, 04 March 2011
you mentioned using an appropriate filler to flood fill parquetry. which type or brand of filler is easily sandable using a buffing machine?
Andre Meneguini Tuesday, 30 August 2011
I believe is missing a step 7.5. I will call (water pop up). When you apply a regular water, it make very easy to apply stain or poly. It do not make any kind of marks. I never do a parquet finish without water pop-up. If you look at last photo (step 11) have a lot difference in color between boards.
Kim Wahlgren Wednesday, 31 August 2011
Andre, Check out our article about staining at hardwoodfloorsmag.com/images/old_site/ar...ticleid=533&zoneid=3 for more on popping the grain.
Steve Sunday, 13 May 2012
Honestly, if it is a small foyer like the one above, I would just edge the entire thing. Start with a 40 or 60 grit, 80, then orbital sand with a 500 watt work light so there would be no chance of cross grain scratches or any scratches for that matter. Anybody who tries to cross cut the grain with a big machine is taking a chance, especially with stain. I'd be willing to bet Chris left 45 cuts as well as 90 cuts all over that floor. Not to mention edger marks and flat pan marks. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO RESAND PARQUET FLOORS. We are not intimidated, we just know better.
Justin Westgate Monday, 14 May 2012
Steve, you cant be serious about not sanding Parquet right? we sand 3-4 parquet floors every month. if your leaving big machine marks in any of your floors you may need to look at your buffing procedures. Hardplate or use a multi disk sander, your floors will be flatter, smoother, etc. but I know you were just kidding )
Andre,Steve, we have sanded hundreds of parquet floors and have no issues with crosscut marks or any other sanding marks, and the color variation is the natural colors of the oak floors coming out, we were matching a adjoining floor that also had color variation.
Christine Friday, 15 November 2013
Don't be afraid to sand parquet. I just did a huge floor and I have never sanded a floor before. I haven't put the finish on that is tomorrow. Something I found helpful in places where it was just to hard to sand, was using some mineral spirits and steel wool, feathering outward and wiping the top with something absorbent, quickly. It evened the coler of the old floor so it just fades out in spots that i can't reach, (and probably will have molding or 1/2 round on top anyhow. I am thinking I won't stain it at all looks so nice. (I have bright lights on it!!)
Chad Hagan Tuesday, 08 July 2014
What is the going rate per foot to sand and refinish parquet wood flooring ?
Lynn Sunday, 13 July 2014
You ought to warn every one about the toxic dust that's generated by orbital sanders. I had to clean my house for days after doing a small job and my allergies are acting up more than usual.