We were called in to carry out restoration work on this mahogany mosaic finger flooring, our first issue was how uneven the floor was and some fingers where very loose even before the sanding started. We took up cleaned and re-laid what we could find to be loose, then sanding started but we knew more would come loose.
We started our sanding sequence with 60 grit at an angle either way the finger blocks laid, we had to get the floor flat first before we worried about our scratch pattern, normally we would worry more about our scratch pattern but the floor was that un even.
As we thought more finger blocks would come up in the sanding process and they did, before we knew it we had taken up cleaned and re-laid a lot of the room, but we got there.
We used the belt sander and sanded all the way up to 120 grit before we brought the trio in. with the trio we managed to remove all the scratches we had worried about, we used the trio twice on this floor first with 120grit zirconia followed by 120grit mesh leaving the floor smooth as could be.
Once we had hoovered and tacked the entire floor we was ready for our base coat which was Loba Easy Prime as always, this is a great prime that leaves no roller marks! The next day we was back and etched down the raised grain followed by hoovering and tacking.
The finish of choice for this floor was Loba Supra, once we was done the client was more than happy we had even got the floor flat, let alone how great it now looked!