new_processWhen done properly, sanding and finishing a floor is not a quick process.

However the use of waterborne finishes gives you the fastest path to completion and you can potentially not have to move out of the premises!
Before sanding resumes the client must clear all furniture off the area to be sanded unless otherwise arranged for Mint to move furniture.

Older floors may be littered with staples and tacks which have to be removed before the commencement of sanding.

Mint is happy to do this but due to the time consuming and nasty nature of the work an extra cost is incurred.
Once clear the floor will then undergo a series of skilled sanding techniques that work through rough to smooth grades.
The floor is buffed before 3 coats of finish are applied. Buffing and vacuuming occurs between coats.

Dry time between coats is 4-5 hours.

Depending on weather conditions, it can be less. Access on floor is possible without shoes after this period.


See care and maintenance section for more information. As a guide, an average sized lounge room, 3 bedrooms and a hall would normally take 3 to 4 days. Depending on the condition of the floor it may take less.

Due to the non-toxic properties of waterborne finish (no fumes) and fast drying time the occupier will generally have the option of staying in the dwelling for most or all of the duration of works.


Obviously no access is possible on the actual area being worked on during the final sanding stage and whilst coating is being applied. Sanding machines have a high noise output and can be disturbing.


This may affect your decision to stay or conduct business on site.