Q & A
1. Is flooring important in a renovation?
A: Flooring is the place that you step everyday and every second, a good quality flooring is important.
2. When should I polish my marble flooring? I got my house polish 5 years ago. Do I need to polish it again?
A: People may polish their floor every 5 to 10 years depends on the floor condition. If your floor is not shining any more, or too much scratches and stains, then you should consider polishing. But some people keep their floor really good, no scratches but only not so lively. Then you can choose to only polish for shining surface.
3. What is the different for polish the shining surface and grinding marble flooring?
A: As mentioned in (2), if your floor is in good condition, no scratches but only no more shining, then you can choose to only polish for shining. But if your floor has scratches and looks dawn, then you can ask for grinding and polishing which grinding will remove all the scratches, stains ( but the stains already penetrate into the marble is not able to remove), then polishing to make the floor shining and waxing for protection. Yes, polishing only is cheaper than grinding and polishing.
4. What kind of marble suitable for polishing only without grinding?
A: If you are having imported marble, ( square marble which is not white or grey ( that is ipoh marble)), to maintain the shining of the floor and protection for it, then you can choose to polish and waxing only. A lot of luxury apartment in Kuala Lumpur, before a new tenant coming in, landlord will choose to polish and wax the floor again to make it shining.
5. I have my parquet floor which i just got my house ( purchase second hand) and before I moving in, i plan to varnish it, what is the different if I buy the coat from hardware shop to varnish myself compare to your services?
A: We are professional flooring expertise. There is a huge different compare you varnish the floor yourself compare we do it for you. It is because we grind the wood surface to make it because raw wood. With the grinding process, all the dirt from the wood surface will be removed. Then we will fill all the gaps between wood, then undercoat and final coat. If you DIY yourself, you may only varnish the wooden floor which the gaps will not be covered and the coat will make the finishes feel too thick.
6. I am having laminate flooring, can I grind and varnish?
A: Sorry, laminate flooring cannot be grinding and varnish.
7. I am having engineering wood, can I grind and varnish?
A: Yes, engineering wood can be grinding and varnish. However please be careful, engineering wood can only grind for 2 times in the life span. It is because engineering wood is not a solid wood, it is only a thin layer of the wood on top of ply wood. Therefore if the thin layer has been removed, then will leave only plywood. And for the engineering wood, kindly choose water based varnishing for the floor as it will last min 10 years if you take good care.
8. I am having parquet flooring, ( the small 5 pieces wood in one box), should I choose oil based or water based?
A: Parquet flooring is more popular with shining surface which is oil based. However if you are staying in the house and need it dry asap, then you may choose to take water based as it take 6 hours to dry.
9. I have my wooden decking in the garden, can I grind and varnish it?
A: For wooden decking for garden, yes, the wood can be grind and the final finishes should be water proof paint to protect it for the weather as it is outdoor.
10. In a renovation, when should the floor polishing/ varnishing come it?
A: We will prefer to be the last one as when you do the renovation, all the workers will walk on top of the floor. Paint may drop on floor and pulling the ladder may scratch the floor. Therefore, flooring will be ideal to be the last work in renovation.
11. I have my built-in furniture coming in, and I prefer to have the floor to grind and varnish before built-in furniture, as I don’t want to miss any place to be not polish/varnish. What is the solution?
A: You can choose to grind the floor, and undercoat first, and the final finishes to be done after the built-in cabinet complete. However, for the deep scratches, it still request grinding and varnishing. Then the cost for re-grind the area should be covered by those who damage the floor. But in the reality is the owner always need to pay for it. The cost will be slightly higher for a stop between work, but it can save you more and you will have a nice flooring at the end.