Cost to sand and polish floorboards?

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  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

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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

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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.
     
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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

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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

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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

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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.
     
  13. Barny

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    Old post, @albanga what did it end up costing per square meter?
    Just had a quote for a room size roughly 8x8, 61sq to be exact for $2600. Just over $40sq metre.
     
  14. Tim86

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    $40sq... damn I was hoping I wouldnt have to diy my floors this time. But $16 000 for 200sq is crazy.
     
  15. Barny

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    16k? That’s a crazy price. I can get cheaper than 40 but I’ve seen this guys work so gonna go for it.
     
  16. supersam80

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    Maybe it's just because it's early but I thought 40 x 200 = 8000 :)
     
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  17. Tim86

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    Woops meant 200sq per floor. So 400sq total.
     
  18. albanga

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    @Barny sorry mate but can't remember what it ended up costing. I got a referral from a mate so he did a good price but I ended up going a few coats as wanted a darker polish.
     
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