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Costs of sanding a wooden floor

Monday 26 April 2021

Costs wood floor sanding

The cost of sanding a wooden floor is on average between 25 and 35 euros per square meter. This price includes materials and labour. There are a number of price determining factors, such as the size of your floor and special wishes that can make it more expensive or cheaper for you. So one 40-square-meter floor will cost an average of €1,200 to completely sand and varnish again. The finish also has a major impact on the price of sanding a wood floor. So take this into account!

Price wood floor sanding by type of finish

Want a better overview of what a wood floor sanding will cost you? Have a look at the table below with prices per type of finish!

Type Cost per m2
Wood floor sanding and oiling 15,- to 25,-
Sanding parquet flooring and 1-component varnish 25,- to 28,-
Parquet floor sanding and 2-component varnish 30,- to 32,- 
Parquet floor sanding, colorwash and varnish 35,- to 40,-
The above prices are an indication. For example, if you choose to add a color to your oil, it will cost you about 4 euros more than transparent oil. In addition, there are some other factors that can increase the price. Do you really want to be completely sure of the floor sanding costs? Ask one of our craftsmen!

Why sand a parquet floor?

Although a wooden floor is very durable, over time discoloured patches, scratches or moisture rings can appear. Fortunately, these small damages are easily remedied by sanding your parquet floor. Sanding is therefore the ideal way to get your floor like new again without having to spend too much money.

After sanding, a new protective layer is also applied. This can be a wax, varnish or oil layer. Each type of treatment has its own advantages and disadvantages. But whatever you prefer, it will ensure a beautiful look for your parquet floor.


When to sand parquet floor?

There are a number of situations where sanding your wood floor is recommended. We list them below for you.

If you want to change the color of your floor
In the presence of scratches and dents
In the case of a difference in color
If you want to give your floor extra protection
Lacquering, oiling or waxing?

Before you find out more about the price of sanding your wood floor, it's useful to explore the different finishing options. Your wood floor can be lacquered, oiled or waxed.

1. Cost of varnishing your wood floor: for a clean look

Will you have your wood floor varnished after sanding? If so, the structure of the floor will be less visible. This is because lacquer fills in the grain of the wood. It is therefore a good choice if you want to give your floor a sleek look.

Varnishing your wood floor also has the advantage that it withstands moisture well afterwards and absorbs less dirt. This means less cleaning. The disadvantage of lacquer is that any minor damage is difficult to repair.

2. Cost of waxing your wood floor: for a beautiful sheen

The wax layer applied to your wood floor gives it a beautiful sheen. Don't worry if you're not keen on a glossy finish, as you can also choose a matt finish that is less obvious. Please note, however, that wax can cause scratches on dark wood floors. So it is only a good option for light wood floors.

The main advantage of wax is that it protects your floor against acids, dirt and water. It is also possible to choose a color. However, you will need to have a wax layer reapplied approximately every 2 years.

3. Costs of oiling your wooden floor: for a matt and natural look

Do you want to preserve as much as possible of the natural look of your wood floor? Then oiling is the best option for you! This is because oiling your wood floor will give it a matt and natural look.

Oil also makes the floor moisture resistant. It is also possible to use it to repair minor damage. Do you want to give your floor a new color? Then oil is also a good option. The structure of your floor will remain visible, but that makes for a beautiful effect.


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