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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

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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 I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium 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

    Logan Well-Known Member

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

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium 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

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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.