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Floor Sander & Finisher Job Description

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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