Floors as Smooth as Silk

Nothing creates a new look for an old floor like professional floor sanding, and Gold Coast residents know that the best professionals to hire for the job are here at Coastal Floors. My name is Roman Wyre and mine is the only number you need to call.

Properly sanding a timber floor requires expertise, and no one has more knowledge about the proper way to refinish your floors than we do. Homeowners who rent a sander and try to do the job themselves are usually sorely disappointed, and may even ruin their floors. Rental shops offer little “toy” sanders that don’t do a good job of timber sanding. It will not be a good experience, trust me. I’ve seen the results of homeowner sanding when we’ve been called in fix up a DIY job gone wrong.  Usually hubby is nowhere in sight, it’s the wife that calls us in.  Poor bloke, at least he tried.

We import higher quality equipment than other companies that offer floor sanding on the Gold Coast. How do you benefit from this? Our machines collect dust better than any others, so there’s no dust left to ruin your finish. We wipe down the walls to get rid of any dust, before we varnish. This is one of the reasons we can deliver a better shine for you.

Older Floors need Special Care 

Here on the coast, we see lots of “Queenslander” style old timber homes, and we can work wonders with the timber floors in houses like these.

Older homes like these can’t tolerate mistakes made by floor sanding homeowners or poorly trained workers from other companies. We have extensive experience and we offer you much better quality. Before we start sanding, we do any necessary repairs on your floors, and we are expertly qualified to do this, since I’m a carpenter with 20 years of experience in floor sanding on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane specifically.

We use proprietary techniques unknown to other floor sanding companies. This allows us to fill cracks or borer holes in such a way that they won’t crack out on you in the future. We are the only company that uses this technology, and you can see the difference.

Timber floors can become too thin if you sand them badly, and you can easily ruin an expensive floor even if you hire someone you think may do a good job. Don’t be duped by other companies. They can completely ruin your timber floors.

Trust the Experienced Professionals at Coastal Floors 

We are quite simply the best choice for floor sanding in the Gold Coast area. We supply, install and polish many types of timber, including:

  • Tasmanian oak
  • Spotted gum
  • Jarrah
  • Blue gum
  • Blackbutt
  • Brush box

These hardwoods are among the choices that give your house the best look in timber flooring. We can offer a wide range of shades and colours, and all our woods are well-known for their durability.

No Shortcuts – Just Top Quality Floor Sanding from Gold Coast Professionals 

We don’t take shortcuts like some floor sanding companies do. We are experts in our work, and fastidious in our care for your flooring. We start out with coarse 40 grit sandpaper and then use six different grades of sanding before we start lacquering. That’s why floors we do look better than those done by anyone else in the area. Call me, Ramon, at Coastal Floors.

Beware of less reputable contractors in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast. They may only do two or three rounds of sanding before they apply varnish. You may spend a lot of money, but you’ll be let down when it comes to the work done and the final product. We use polyurethane and others, with a minimum of three coats applied, for the best look. Period.

We can tell you what kind of lacquer your floor needs when we visit, depending on how old your floors are, and their condition. We handle whatever type of finish you need, whether it’s water-based non-toxic or polyurethane. We deliver the look you want in your home or business, and help you choose the right finish, depending on your needs.

We offer a full five year guarantee on our master workmanship. We are fully insured, as well.

If you’re ready for the best-looking floor in your neighbourhood, call me, Ramon, at Coastal Floors. I will be happy to set up a free quote with you. We are better qualified than any other company that offers floor sanding on the Gold Coast, and I’ll be happy to put our expertise to work for you.

Style Set in Stone with Brisbane Polished Concrete Floors

Surrounding your senses in natural settings is calming, and so is relaxing in your home, when you have Brisbane polished concrete floors. Think of sunlight, fresh air and the feel of pebbles that have been gently polished and smoothed by the wind and the waves over millions of years, and then buffed by our concrete polishing equipment!

How wonderful it is when your home evokes these sensations, enhanced by natural light, sand, smooth stones and polished aggregates inspired by nature. We polish concrete with the hardest elements in nature – diamonds – to reveal the natural elegance and beauty of the concrete floor.

A polished concrete floor helps in creating a home environment that gives you inspiration, free from the chemicals used in varnishes, waxes and floor coatings. Coastal Floors concrete flooring gives you the feeling that no other type of floor can, since it is polished to the shine level you desire.

Natural, polished concrete floors in Brisbane homes are sustainable, made from locally sourced aggregates, which reduces your carbon footprint. There is no need to truck in petroleum-based carpets, coatings or other floorings.

Coastal Floors – Concrete Flooring Experts 

Concrete polishing will help make your commercial or residential building project more sustainable, and lessen your impact on the environment. Owner Ramon Wrye has the expertise needed to transform concrete, an age-old building material, into a green, new, affordable flooring alternative. Call him at the mobile number above, to learn about all we have to offer in polished concrete for your home or business.

We have extensive experience in installing polished concrete floors in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, and we use high-production, state of the art equipment. We can handle large or small projects in a professional, timely manner. If you want the floor in your home looking as impressive as the floors in a modern shopping centre, then you’re in the right place.

You can call us regardless of the problems you may be having – we’ve seen it all, and we can bring your flooring to life, and exceed your expectations. We’ll fit your flooring into your budget, so you can enjoy it even more. We are fully insured, and our workmanship comes with a full five-year guarantee. Ramon is a flooring expert, and uniquely qualified to bring your polished concrete floor to life.

The Beauty of Brisbane Polished Concrete Floors 

Polished concrete is a sustainable, durable, low-maintenance flooring that is truly beautiful when properly installed and polished. This flooring won’t trap allergens and emits no gasses or odours. It may even be mistaken for granite or marble, with its smooth surface. It can be stained in a variety of color combinations, to accent your home décor.

Recycling old flooring, by ripping up old carpet or tile from your concrete floor, can help in working toward a greener home. Polishing concrete instead of covering it offers easy cleaning with just a dust mop and warm water for spills. You won’t need caustic strippers, spray buffing or waxing, and your flooring will look lovely for years. We can even haul your old carpet away for free.

Brisbane polished concrete floors are among the finest in the world, especially in shopping centres like the Logan Mega Centre. It’s about more than just restoring your floors. It’s about providing your home with sustainable floors that will be enjoyed and appreciated by your family for years.

Low Maintenance is a Key Benefit 

Most types of flooring require regular, time-consuming cleaning, stripping, buffing or waxing, to continue looking good. Polished concrete reduces cleaning and maintenance costs, since grit and sand are kept at bay. During polishing, concrete pores are closed, so spills and stains stay on the surface, allowing you to easily clean them up.

The sheen of your concrete flooring will not have you cleaning it with harsh chemicals, or adding wax or other products to maintain shine. The shine is created naturally, when we polish your floors, and you can have any level of sheen that you prefer in your home.

Polished concrete floors will last for decades. Just keep it clean so that it won’t become scratched by small particles of sand underfoot, etc. Once your polished floor is complete, just have it lightly sanded every 10 years or so, if it has been heavily worn and not kept clean, and have a fresh top coat added to bring back the natural sheen of your Brisbane polished concrete floors.

Solid Floors, Solid Workmanship – Timber Flooring on the Gold Coast

Your house isn’t a home until you add timber flooring from the Gold Coast’s premiere installer, Coastal Floors. Flooring is so important for the beautification of your home. It gives a house character and warmth. We are here to assist you in every step of the process, from selection of fine woods to installation perfection. Give Ramon Wyre a call at the mobile number above to talk about your project.

We have years of specialisation in timber flooring, and we use the most meticulous of installation methods, to create not just a place to walk on, but a thing of beauty.

Why Use Timber Flooring? 

Timber is not a new source for fine flooring. It has been used for floors for many years. The glowing natural look of wood will give your home or business an aesthetically appealing and elegant look. Timber flooring creates an elegant interior and it’s easy to maintain.

Coastal Floors has a multitude of options for you when it comes to timber types. Whether you have old floors already or are making alterations on your business or home, we provide all the expertise you need. We have been working with fine finishing in the Gold Coast and here in SEQ for years.

When you are looking for the best colour flooring for your building, we’ll show you all our options and species types available. We work to suit your budget, as well as your house, offering excellent quality and craftsmanship at very low prices. Together, we can supply the best value in timber flooring.

Why Use Coastal Floors for Timber Flooring on the Gold Coast?

Each species of wood has a unique blend of character and colour. We have an enormous sample collection. When we bring our mobile showroom to you, then you can make your selection from the comfort of home. This will ensure that the wood colours match the texture and colours of your furniture.

We give you a spot measurement and a free quote, and we can handle any size job with expertise. We have years of experience in timber flooring for Gold Coast homes and businesses.

Beware the many mistakes that some homeowners make. If a timber floor is installed incorrectly, it will ruin the wood. In fact, much of our business comes when customers disappointed by their floor company call us to fix their faulty installations. They know we have the expertise and concern to do the job right.

Floating timber floors must be correctly anchored to last. We sometimes have to clear up the mess created when fully qualified builders do not install floating floors properly. Many companies take shortcuts and this can cost you the whole floor.

Inspection and Repair

At Coastal Floors, we offer expert inspection and repair services for damaged or poorly installed timber flooring in the Gold Coast area. We use high-tech moisture detection equipment to ensure the work is done right.

Floating floors, for example, may need replacement if there is moisture content in the floor. We ensure that the content is below 13% before we install a floor. Some builders don’t seal their concrete floors properly, and this gives floating timber a flawed base for anchoring.

Coastal Floors Inspects and Repairs Damaged Floors, too

A lot of our business comes from inspecting and repairing floors that another company has laid improperly. Moisture is the enemy of many floors, especially floating timber flooring in Gold Coast homes. Our moisture detection equipment ensures that the moisture content in your flooring is below 13% before we begin work. If this is not done – and many companies don’t do it – the floor may have to be replaced. That’s a lot of money down the drain!

We often see problems with home builders who didn’t seal their concrete floors properly before floating timber was anchored to them. Be aware of the mistakes that many companies and builders make, since installing these floors improperly will ruin them.

It’s sad that so many companies lay flooring incorrectly, but we are happy to come out and fix their faulty installations. We spend a lot of time cleaning up the mistakes of builders who are known to be fully qualified. There is no substitute for experience, and we have that.

There are also companies whose owners are just in business for the money. Of course every business needs to make money, but that doesn’t mean taking shortcuts that will ruin customers’ floors. Beware companies with lesser-trained installers. You’ll be comforted to know that we are fully insured and our installations have a workmanship guarantee for five years.

Once you decide to put timber flooring in your home, it’s vital to choose the right company for the installation. Improper installation can ruin a floor.

When you select Ramon and Coastal Floors to install or refinish your floors, you’ll get a professional with access to the most advanced hardwood floors and systems, pre-finished or unfinished, a wealth of information on hardwoods and the expertise to install flooring that will turn your house into a showplace. We are fully insured and we guarantee our workmanship for five years.

Call on the mobile number above for the best quality, service, prices and timber flooring on the Gold Coast.

Polished Concrete Brisbane and Gold Coast

Concrete has been used in commercial projects for many years, because of its dazzling design and durability, and polished concrete in Brisbane and Gold Coast homes is now becoming much more popular. Using modern technology, homeowners can get the same advantages in their own flooring, plus much more. It offers lower cost over the long-term, less maintenance, better thermal properties and stunning aesthetics.

Concrete floors look stunning in residential and commercial buildings, and Brisbane residents have for years chosen the experts at Coastal Floors for the most professional installation and polishing of concrete floors. The reason is simply that concrete floors that have been polish by us are the most striking you will ever see.  Our chief engineer Ramon Wrye is now offering his concrete polishing expertise to residential homes in South East Queensland in addition to the commercial buildings he has done.

Performance and Durability make Concrete a Great Choice

The performance and superior durability of Gold Coast and Brisbane polished concrete make it a popular finish for offices, warehouses and retail stores. Homeowners are selecting concrete more than ever before, for high-luster, smooth floors with polished stone appeal.

Polished concrete is an economical choice for flooring. Unlike some other materials, it can last decades, with minimal maintenance, which reduces your cost over the long-term. Floors made from polished concrete are foot-traffic friendly and easy to keep clean.

Gold Coast and Brisbane Polished Concrete is ideal for our sub-tropical climate

Most of the time it’s warm to very hot here in south-east Queensland.  So what you will find is that a polished concrete floor will slowly absorb much of the heat on hot days in summer.  This is process or concept known as thermal mass and the thermal mass of concrete flooring are ideal for our climate.

Similarly, but perhaps less well understood is the reverse benefit polished concrete floors can provide in SEQ in winter.  The heat absorbed during the day through north facing windows, daytime temperatures and heating systems is slowly released back into the house at night when temperatures drop to as low as 5 degrees Celsius or even lower out towards Ipswich.

Magnificent Homes with Floors of Polished Concrete, Brisbane and Gold Coast

Polished concrete flooring is quite striking in its appearance. Exposing the aggregate in the mix will unveil the true look of stone. There are many colors and stains on the market that will make your floor one of a kind. You can also choose from various sheen levels, depending on how much shine you desire. Give us a call at the mobile number above to explore the many options of aesthetic concrete flooring.

Polished concrete is beautiful, glossy and striking in appearance. Coastal Floors has years of experience in polishing effectively, to provide you with a design that has the appeal of natural stone, and it appears elegant and expensive.

We polish Gold Coast and Brisbane concrete floors in homes to the same level of sheen you will find in modern shopping malls. If you know that you plan to have us polish the concrete before it is laid, consider having us add interesting colours of aggregate, for a beautiful, mottled look.

When concrete is polished, it exposes some of the imperfections. You can leave it with this rustic look, if it fits the character of your space. They can be improved upon, but many customers prefer the natural qualities, since the floor is functional.

The Lifetime Cost of Polished Concrete is Hard to Beat

Polished concrete has less cost involved in maintenance, which is one reason why it is so popular. Even in high-traffic areas, it’s easy to clean and only requires occasional mopping to keep its good looks. You won’t have to worry about messy coatings or waxes, or the expense and labor needed to apply them.

The dense surface of concrete also works to inhibit stains. Polished concrete lasts longer than stone, porcelain or ceramic tiles. We can refinish it for you every ten years or so, to keep its solid good looks. In addition to being appealing and unique, polished concrete is economical and considered a prime finish for homes and commercial buildings alike.

We can Spruce up your Polished Concrete when needed

Polished concrete can be easily enhanced through cutting lines or patterns into the surface. These designs may include banding, borders or grids. Dyes and stains can help to accent the solid good looks of polished concrete in your Brisbane or Gold Coast home or business. Give us a call if you have a concrete floor you want to give a new look.

We use higher quality equipment for your flooring than other flooring companies. How does this benefit you? Our machines offer a more uniform polishing job and expose the wonderful imperfections that make concrete such a unique flooring choice. Call us at the mobile number above for more information about cutting and polishing your floor. We’ll work within your budget and give you a more care-free floor.

Coastal Floors professionals are fully insured and we offer a workmanship guarantee for five years. You can choose to have Gold Coast and Brisbane polished concrete installed or revitalised with confidence when you have experts in the field doing the work for you.

Floor Sanding Brisbane and Gold Coast

Be careful who you choose for your floor sanding in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast, since all floor sanding and polishing companies are definitely not the same. Some companies will provide only the minimum of attention to your floors, making it look OK at handover, but with problems that can emerge later.

I’m Ramon Wyre, professional carpenter, engineer, floor sander and polisher extraordinaire, and owner of Coastal Floors and I’m here to tell you why you should choose us for your Brisbane and Gold Coast area homes and businesses.

I am the guy who gets called in, all too often, to fix timber floors on the Gold Coast and floor sanding Brisbane jobs in particular that have not been done right the first time.

I have been polishing and Floor Sanding Brisbane and Gold Coast Homes for 20 years and here’s what I do, that many in our industry often don’t:

First we’ll inspect your floors. We check the thickness and ensure that you have enough solid wood left for a thorough sanding job.

Before we begin sanding, your floors may need repairs. We are expertly qualified to do this, having a background as an engineer as well as being a qualified carpenter with 20 years of floor sanding Brisbane and Gold Coast homes.  Most others you see, don’t have my engineering background which means I can advise you on the structural aspects of your floor, particularly if it is old.

Most floor polishers will tell you that you can’t fill cracks and other blemishes in old floors, because the filler will crack out and it won’t last.

What they don’t know is that I have developed my own proprietary way of filling cracks and borer holes so that the filler will last as long as the floor.  I am not going to tell you how here, because it’s part of my competitive advantage, it’s my intellectual property that I have developed myself over 20 years of engineering, carpentry and floor sanding in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast.  But if you have a floor that is in need of some repairs or tender loving care, I’ll discuss with you my unique strategies on site.

This technique can also be used if, once we start sanding, we come across borer holes in your floorboards.  This is very common both in Gold Coast and Brisbane floor sanding jobs.

The Process for Floor Sanding Brisbane and Gold Coast Homes

We begin with course 40 grit sandpaper and use a progressively finer grit of sandpaper to give your floors a smooth, even surface. Our machines are designed to be dustless, so we won’t leave dust around that could mar your finish. We wipe down your walls to make sure we grab all the dust. That’s how we work. It’s also safer for you and for our workers. They are the heart of our business, and you, our customers are its soul.

We usually use six different sandpaper grades when we are floor sanding Brisbane and Gold Coast homes and businesses, depending on the state of the floor. That’s why our finished floors look better, others typically use less. Some companies only sand with three grits before they apply varnish. They will ultimately let you down, because the finished look will not be as beautiful as it can be.

We coat with three separate applications, and allow the wood to dry thoroughly between each coat. We lightly sand before each additional application.

You can choose from:

  • Polyurethane finishes – These are the standard in our industry. They work especially well for high-traffic areas.
  • Water based finishes – They have low VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) and odours, although they are not quite as tough as some other finishes.
  • Acid-cured finishes – This involves two steps and leaves you with a very tough coating. It also dries more quickly. These are more volatile in terms of odours, though.

What do Timber Floors Offer?

Timber floors have two main advantages over other flooring types. They have a mix of durability and timeless beauty that work within any design. They can also be lightly re-sanded when they become scuffed and worn, usually after many decades of wear in high foot traffic areas.

Beware, though… this is not a job for the average do-it-yourself homeowner and it’s not a job for companies without years of experience floor sanding Brisbane and Gold Coast Homes, either. For our professionals at Coastal Flooring, it’s a straightforward job that is treated with a great deal of care. That’s what the job demands, and that’s what we provide.

There are many older homes and businesses in Brisbane and SEQ, and their timber floors are especially responsive to proper floor board polishing. We bring out the best in any type of timber flooring.

Why not Sand Timber Floors yourself?

This sounds easy enough, but it’s far from it. The sanders you can rent are small sized tools, and we use larger, more sophisticated equipment when we sand your timber floors. We have sourced the world’s best ourselves from Europe.  They are not commonly available to Australian floor sanding companies.

The main key, though, is experience.

Mistakes will come back to bite you if you do your own sanding. DIY sanding can devalue the appearance of your home, instead of improving it. Sanding floors yourself is simply not worth the risk.

We have years of carpentry and floor sanding experience, on top of my engineering background. So our company is uniquely qualified to give you the best looking timber floors in SE QLD.

There is a lot to take in here.  But don’t try to make any decisions here online.  Do yourself a favour and before you do anything else, contact Ramon Wrye on the mobile number above so that we can come around and inspect your floors. Your floor sanding Brisbane and Gold Coast job deserves it.

Timber Flooring Brisbane and Gold Coast QLD

If you are renovating or building a new home, you should book our timber flooring Brisbane and Gold Coast mobile showroom to come to you.

Timber flooring is attractive, stunning and reliable, and as long as it is properly installed it showcases your interiors with a warmth no other flooring can match.

When you combine quality timber and expert installation from Ramon Wrye and Coastal Floors, the flooring will be installed right the first time, before it is sanded and polished.  You see it’s what is done at the installation stage that will determine if you will have problems with your timber floors years down the track or not.  We install it right first time.

High-quality timber flooring Brisbane and Gold Coast residents expect in their homes should last for generations.  And how long they last depends on how they are manufactured and installed. Hardwood floors can stand up to heavy foot traffic in active homes or workspaces if correctly supplied in the first place. They can exhibit long-term durability and be hard-wearing and tough.

Why Choose Coastal Floors?

We have a wide variety of timbers from which we source around Austalia to make your choice and prices more competitive than the big swanky show rooms.  You see, our showroom is mobile.  We come to you and we bring the samples.  Think about it, who do you think ultimately pays for the massive floor space, showrooms, rent, staff and advertising that some of our competitors have. Our timber flooring Brisbane and Gold Coast mobile showroom will visit you at your location anywhere in Brisbane or on the Gold Coast. We give a one on one personal touch that most larger companies really strive for and involve you in every aspect.

We have the full range of species, styles and colors available. No matter how unique and diverse your needs may be, we have quality timber and back it up with experienced, second-to-none installation craftsmanship.

When we visit you with our mobile showroom, we’ll give you a free measurement and quote. We’ll spend as much time as you need advising you about the type and colours that will work best for your house and your budget.

Some of the flooring types in which we have expertise include:

  • Hardwood Tongue and Groove Flooring. Tongue and groove (T&G) flooring fits edges of the hardwood together. They fit tightly, for a smooth and uniform appeal. This is a very popular method of decorating and is in some of Australia’s finest homes.  The most popular hardwood timber flooring Brisbane and Gold Coast home owners usually select include Jarrah, Spotted Gum, Blackbutt, Ironbark, Australian Beech and Brushbox. We also use the same techniques for more affordable floors made from softer wood such as pine, but obviously softer woods will damage more easily than hardwoods
  • Floating Timber Floors. These do not require gluing or nailing to your sub-floor. We can install them properly over most existing types of floors, including wood, vinyl, ceramic, concrete and even some types of indoor/outdoor carpet.
  • Parquetry. This is truly a work of art – it is a mosaic of wood that works quite well as ornamental flooring. The materials used contrast in grain and colour, including Blackbutt, Blue Gum, Jarrah, Tasmanian Oak, Jarrah, Ironbark and plenty of others to choose from.  When our mobile showroom comes to your place just ask to see the most popular parquetry timber flooring Brisbane and Gold Coast residents select. Parquet patterns are angular and geometrical, and are a thing of beauty, when installed properly.
  • Recycled Timber Flooring. Re-using old floors and other building materials will give your home a vintage look. Reclaimed wood can last quite a long time if cared for properly. It’s an environmentally friendly type of flooring that we can work wonders with.  You will definitely need an expert and experienced carpenter if this is the way you want to go.  After installation we will certainly need sand and polish these floors for you as well to give them a second life in your home.
  • Engineered Timber Floors. This is real timber made up in layers, processed together and supplies, usually pre-finished, ready to lay.  However it can be sourced raw so that you can choose the level of gloss finish you prefer, if you don’t like the out-of-the-box options.  It can be as hard wearing as hardwood floors, capable of being sanded and repolished several times, so the lifespan is roughly the same as a natural timber floor.

Timber Flooring is an Excellent Investment

Laying timber flooring Brisbane and Gold Coast style often increases the value of homes in SE Queensland. We’re often called in to replace old floors prior to sale, to give the place the edge over other properties for sale and lift the value.  The money our clients spend on this usually comes back to them at least two-fold in the sale price of their home.

Homes with well-maintained timber floors often sell more quickly than others, as well. This is backed up by the experienced workmanship of Coastal Floors, where we give you the installation quality that allows houses with timber flooring to hold a higher resale value.

Timber flooring is also a healthier choice for your home environment. It does not have embossing, fibers or grout lines that could trap allergens, particles, pollen or dust. This makes your home more comfortable for people with allergies, and gives you overall healthier air quality inside your home.

Installing Timber Flooring Brisbane and Gold Coast wide

When other types of floors start looking worn and tired, your timber floors from South East Queensland’s premiere wood floor installers will still be beautiful. Coastal Floors become even more valuable as the years pass. When they start looking a bit worn, we can sand them and bring back their beauty.

You can’t go wrong with Coastal Floors. Being a carpenter as well as a floor sander and polisher, Ramon is uniquely qualified to advise you on your timber floor selection from his mobile showroom. To book a mobile showroom visit to assess your timber flooring Brisbane or Gold Coast location just call the number above.