So, you’ve got those beautiful timber floors, and you’re considering giving them a makeover with floor sanding and polishing. The burning question on your mind is probably, “How much does it cost?” Well, you’re in the right place to get some clarity. In this article, we’re going to delve into the factors that affect the cost of these services, what to watch out for and what you need to know in advance.
The Factors That Come into Play:
- The Size of Your Space: Let’s start with the obvious one – the size of the area you want to transform. Bigger spaces naturally require more effort, time, and materials, which can impact the overall cost.
- The State of Your Floor: Your existing floor’s condition is a major player. If it’s seen better days with scuffs, scratches, or unevenness, it might need more TLC, which can, of course, affect the final cost.
- Timber Types and Quality: Not all timber is created equal. Exotic or high-quality woods often need special treatment, potentially increasing the cost compared to more common options.
- Choosing the Perfect Finish: Whether you’re into the high-gloss shine or prefer a matte look, your choice of finish can also sway the pricing. Different finishes may require different processes and materials.
- Any Extra Work Needed: Sometimes, your floor may need a little extra attention. Things like squeaky boards, gaps, or other imperfections can add to the overall cost.
- Location, Location, Location: Yes, even your geographic location can have a say in the final cost. Labor costs and market rates can vary, so what you’d pay in Melbourne, where we are, may be different to Sydney or Perth.
Our Unique Quoting Process:
At Quicksand Flooring, we’ve streamlined our quoting process to be efficient and accurate. Instead of on-site assessments, we’ve adopted a modern approach:
- Photos and Address: We ask clients to send us photos of their space and their address.
- Online Research: Using platforms like realestate.com.au and Google Earth, we can often find the property’s floor plan to determine the square meters.
- Over-the-Phone Quotes: Based on the information provided and our research, we give clients a square meter rate over the phone. We also quote any extras like repairs, stairs, etc.
- On-Site Inspection (If Necessary): While we primarily rely on our over-the-phone quotes, if a client is keen and we deem it necessary, we will arrange for an on-site inspection.
Why Our Approach Works:
Our method ensures efficiency and reduces time wasted on unnecessary site visits. By providing a quote over the phone, potential clients can decide if they’re interested before any further steps. This approach ensures transparency and convenience for both parties.
The cost of floor sanding and polishing isn’t a one-size-fits-all deal. It’s like asking, “How much is a car?” – it depends on various factors. To get an accurate quote and the best results, we encourage you to reach out to Quicksand Flooring. We’re all about making your timber floors shine and ensuring they stay beautiful for years to come. Get in touch with us today, and let’s give your floors the treatment they deserve!