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Floor Sanding and Polishing

If you are wanting to improve the look and value of your property for selling, for attracting tenants, or simply for your own living enjoyment, D.R. Main Floors can bring your polished timber floors back to life.

We only use the best materials and machinery to create a top quality finish. When we sand your floors, we strip them right back to the bare timber, which reveals and refreshes the natural clear grain of your timber floors. This natural beauty is further enhanced when we apply the polish.

We have over 25 years of experience in the flooring industry.
This makes us the floor sanding specialists for you!

How to prepare your home before we arrive

  Drop sheets 

  • It is important to erect drop sheets to cover doorways to open areas of your home that will not be having floors sanded.
  • Our sanding machines remove around 95% of the dust.
  • However there will always be some airborne dust that will travel throughout the premises.

  Curtains & blinds 

  • You may want to take down curtains, or drop them in large garbage bags that are tied to the tracks.
  • Blinds are fully drawn up, or covered in plastic, to prevent dust collecting on them.

  Pictures & light shades 

  • Take down any low-hanging pictures and lampshades, or lift them to a higher point.
  • All pictures that remain on the walls must be covered unless they are in glass frames.


  • Air-conditioners should be covered with plastic sheeting.

  Floor covering removal 

  • If you are pulling up carpets, tiles or vinyl, you must also pull up all gripper rods around the perimeters of the rooms, along with all staples, nails and tacks.
  • The same applies when pulling up cork or ceramic tiles if they are on hardboard that has been stapled or nailed.
  • This has to be done at least 24 hours prior to our arrival.
  • We offer a floor covering removal service for an extra charge.
  • You should also avoid storing things under your floors if there is no ceiling, as polish can drip through the floorboards.

  Ant problems 

  • If you know you have an ant issue with ants coming into the house especially in the area’s to be sanded and polished you need to try and get pest control to kill them at the nest if possible prior to the floors being done.
  • Do not spray pesticides on the floors prior to the floors being sanded as it can cause rejection problems with the polish.
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Our sanding process

Day 1

  • We go over all the floors and punch and putty nails as required
  • We then commence the sanding processes using our 8” belt drum sanders, and our smaller edging machines.
  • We generally do a rough sand on a 45 degree angle across the boards to help level the floor. We then will do what we call “grain out”, and then the “fine sand”stage. Through the various sanding stages, we use different grades of sandpaper, depending on the condition of the floors we are sanding.
  • We look for things like low spots in the floors, existing defects due to bad sanding, dings, and stains, which we take out. We don’t just run a machine over your floors: we pay proper attention to them, and try to bring out the best in the timber.
  • Once the sanding is complete, we attend to corner detail work, and then vacuum the floors.
  • We then apply the first coat of polish.
  • At the first coat stage, there is little or no film build, and the floors tend to look patchy due to the porousness of the timber.

Day 2

  • This day may also involve filling nail and staple holes, as there can be hundreds to fill by hand.
  • We cut back the floor (depending on coating system used) and vacuum the floors.
  • We apply the second coat of polish. At this stage, you can get a very good gloss level on some floors, and some even look good enough to live on. However, we never apply only 2 coats, regardless of how good the floor looks, as the industry standard is 3 coats.

Day 3

  • We cut back the floor, vacuum, and apply the final coat.
  • Once the final coat has been applied, it is imperative that no doors or windows are opened anywhere in the house, as convection of the air can cause dust to fall into the polish, or bubbles to form due to premature drying.
  • Why you need a professional to do the job?

    Using a professional will ensure the end result is not only visually appealing, but will also add instant value and saleability to any property.

    Only a professional can restore your floors to their former glory, and provide a flawless finish. We can take out most defects, and we only apply top quality coatings that we know will last a long time.

    You can rest easy, knowing we are fully licensed, and that our work is assessed and monitored to meet the high accreditation standards of both the QBCC and the ATFA.

    • To have your floors transformed right the first time
    • Call D.R. Main Floors today on 33788522
  • Parquetry sanding & polishing

    If your floor is being filled, you will need to allow an extra day to complete the work (4 days in total to complete).

    We sand parquetry with our big machines and our rotary Polyvac sanders.

    Cork re-sanding and polishing

    This is also a 3-day job to complete, and unfortunately produces more dust than sanding timber floors.

    You should expect a lot of dust from this process. Cork re-sands are very different to timber floor sanding, and they require a very high level of expertise to do properly. We sand cork with our big machines and our rotary Polyvac sanders.

    You must wait 24 hrs after the final coat has been applied before walking on floors.

    For more infomation refer to - How to care for your floors


What our clients say about us...
  • DR Main Floors are fantastic. They have done our whole family's floors for a number of years now and they always do an excellent and professional job and we couldn't be happier. We recently had our old pine floors polished and they look so gorgeous I wish we'd done them earlier.

    Nat Treasure
  • Thanks to Alison and Glyn for such a beautiful finish to our timber floors. We have used DR Main floors three time in the past 15 years and have always been very happy with the results.

    Callan Bennett
  • DR Main Floors were friendly, efficient and professional. Our decks look amazing!

    Caroline Milford
  • A very professional and friendly team - Alison with her product advice and Glyn with his workmanship.  We are very happy with our beautiful floors and we highly recommend this business. Lesley and Mark.

    Mark Thornton
  • I'm not normally one to leave reviews but we had such a positive experience using D R Main that I'm happily writing one now. From the get go Alison and Glyn were helpful, informed and reliable. We had a slightly unusual situation because I was pregnant at the time of our floor polishing and so safety and speed were of high priority to us. Alison and Glyn delivered on safety and speed without compromising on quality. They really did their very best for us and the final look of the floors exceeded our expectations. We couldn't be happier with the results.

    Annabelle Winkler
  • We've had our floors done twice with DR Main - once a full "sand and coat" one re-coat following further renovations. Honestly could not speak highly enough of Glyn's work - he is an absolute master of his craft.

    Ben Humphries
  • Alison and Glyn provided exceptional customer service and an absolutely fantastic result on our recent kitchen & dining renovation. We would happily recommend them and the floors have come up so beautifully we want to polish the whole house! Fantastic company.

    Kate Griffiths
  • Everything went according to plan. Fantastic result,  professional and quite reasonable cost. Will have them do our deck next.

    Patricia Byrne
  • Glyn and Alison provide wonderful service and high quality work. Used them in my own home and now looking to use them again

    Pete W
  • D R Main Floors did an amazing job sanding, filling and polishing our floors. We removed a mix of carpet, tiles, and cork flooring to reveal hardwood Brushbox timber underneath. Alison and Glyn were supportive throughout the whole process, very patient (we had a lot of delays in our renovation) and did a fantastic job. We will definitely use them in the future if we ever need floor polishing completed again.

    Jonathan Midgley
  • D R Main were great to deal with from the start.  Alison came over and explained everything while quoting and bought samples of finishings with her.  Glyn started the work on the day he was booked and finished when he said he would.  The floors look spectacular - I had no idea they could look that good from their former state.  I would happily recommend D R Main floors to anyone looking for quality workmanship.

    Phil Cadell
  • Alison came round and talked us through the options and the best way of sanding and polishing our 100 year old timber home full of furniture. Very helpful and reasonably priced. She easily persuaded me to get the two decks oiled. Glynn turned up when he said he would and worked for as long as he predicted. His advice on closing doors and windows, and how to treat the new surfaces, was clear and sensible. The finished work was perfect. The wooden floors gleam and the decks look better than ever. I have hesitation in recommending them.

    Nick Brooking
  • We have just had our floor boards restored by Glynn and his team and whilst I was really dreading the whole experience, I have to say, not only do the floors look absolutely amazing (having been neglected for 20 + years) but the mess was minimal.  Glynn completely explained the costings, the process, time line etc and everything was well above our expectations.  I have heard so many horror stories from friends about their experiences with timber floors being restored but we'd have no hesitation giving the DR Main Floors the highest recommendation.  Thank you so much. Great service - and no wonder you've been around so long.

    Sandy Fuller
  • After 30 years of living with carpet, starting from the staircase through to all the upstairs of our home, it was a huge decision to rip it all up and restore the original timber floorboards. Glyn, Alison and the team were very obliging and professional during the whole process, which caused very little distribution to our lives. Nothing was too hard or too inconvenient for them and end result was absolutely amazing, we will never have carpet again. My wife and I would highly recommend these guys to anyone!!

    Ellis Green
  • Part of our decking is undercover and the other part is out in the weather around a pool. It was looking really bad after years of us basically doing nothing to maintain it. We were recommended to DR Main Floors on a local Facebook page and are so greatful to have found them. Alison came out to quote and we accepted straight away. Her knowledge was fantastic (not just there to measure) she actually showed me why it needed sanding back / nails would need punching down etc and what the best product would be to use. Glyn then came out and completed the job. Whilst the weather did not help, Glyn would still turn up every day to check / give it a go if possible. Within a week they had completed the job and it looks amazing. They also offer a reminder service to remind us and come out and maintain it as required, we will definitely leave it to Alison and Glyn now to keep it maintained!

    Kellie Mikelsons
  • DR Main floors polished the entry hall and master bedroom in our 100+ year old Queenslander back in 1997. That job still looks like the day it was done. We recently asked them to do the remaining floors and two verandas. Done to perfection again. Glyn always turns up when he says he will and only the weather will stop him doing outside oiling. Alison is always eager to help with quotes and choices of floor finishes. Thank you!

    Henk van Roy
  • Excellent to deal with, prompt service and a great finish on my back deck.

    Ben O
  • Very Professional and Efficient!

    Kim Johnson
  • We consider ourselves very lucky to have found D.R.Mainfloors. Right from the very first meeting with Alison we knew this was a company that took pride in its work. Alison inspected our deck, discussed options and made a recommendation based on the one that most suited our need - not just the most expensive. She knew her work, was very professional but friendly and instilled confidence. Glyn turned up on time and we were very impressed with the care he took in preparing the boards and then applying the coating. It is very reassuring to find a company who you can trust and delivers such high standards. We will most definitely be getting them back to look after our deck. They receive our highest commendations. Do yourself a favour and make sure you give them a call. You will be very glad you did. Thanks Alison and Glyn. Our deck has never looked so good.

    Chris and Gayle Thomas