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Floor Sander & Finisher

Job Summary

Responsible for using machinery to smooth away imperfections and rough edges on floors. Inspects floors and determines proper method and sander to use in process.

Primary responsibilities

  • Remove imperfections and smooth wood.
  • Use sanders and other tools to smooth floors.
  • Confer with carpenters on scope of project.
  • Provide estimations on scope and budget.
  • Apply coats of varnish or polyurethane.
  • Work with several different types of wood.
  • Calibrate floor sanding machines.
  • Measure spaces.
  • Cover furniture with drop cloths to protect fabric.
  • Examine floors and remove excess glue after process.
  • Use implements such as a knife or wood chisel.
  • Sand wood surfaces by hand using sandpaper.
  • Apply sealant using brushes or rollers, often applying multiple coats.
  • Apply filler compound.
  • Sink protruding nails.
  • Use smaller devices called edgers to get into small spaces.
  • Refasten or replace pieces of old flooring before sanding.
  • Sweep and vacuum floor after sanding.
  • Finish floors with buffer or light sander.

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