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Cost to sand and polish floorboards?

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by albanga, 8th Sep, 2015.

  1. albanga

    albanga Well-Known Member

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    Hi All,

    Wondering if anyone can give me a ballpark cost to expect to sand and polish my floorboards.
    I would estimate the total size to be around 80m2.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. spludgey

    spludgey Well-Known Member

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    Less than $1000 if you do it yourself.
     
  3. Nemo

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    I had a quote in Adelaide for $1800 - 3 br, lounge and 2 hallways
     
  4. neK

    neK Well-Known Member

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    I don't think its worth the effort doing it yourself.
    Too dusty, hiring the machine, don't know how to control the machine properly, etc.
     
  5. neK

    neK Well-Known Member

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    Cost me $1700 to do 4 bedrooms and hallway.
    3.5x3x5 (x2) + 3.5x3(x2) + 1.1x8
    So around 42 sqm.
     
  6. Harro

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    $50 per sqm is about average.
     
  7. Corey Batt

    Corey Batt Finance Strategist Business Plus Member

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    1.8-2.2k depending on the floorplan is fairly usual for properties that I've got it done.

    Side note - personally love floorboards in rental properties, nice hard wearing option which can battle against the most average of tenants.
     
  8. Gockie

    Gockie Be the change you want to see in the world Business Member

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    I got mine in Brisbane done for $30 per sqm. Some people will do it cheaper than this though.
     
  9. Logan

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    would be interested in getting your sanders details if they were any good ?
     
  10. Gockie

    Gockie Be the change you want to see in the world Business Member

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    Yep. Results were good.
    Look up this website:
    http://www.ptfloorsandingbrisbane.com.au

    Of course, cheaper is possible, if you want to shop around more. But I am happy with the results. :) Just be aware you won't want to step foot into the house for a few days after the top coats are put on... it truly smells something fierce for a few days!
     
  11. drg86

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    Cost me less than $300 to do hallways, kitchen and dining in my IP. About 40sqm.

    DIY. It is a bit of work but money saved is well worth it for me.
     
  12. albanga

    albanga Well-Known Member

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    Hey All,
    Thanks for the response.
    I would prefer to hire someone to do this for me and am comfortable with paying the extra $1500.
    Cheaper than i thought to be honest! My budget had 3k and given our house is quite small it may only cost $1500.