How to Prepare for Kitchen Floor Sanding

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You’ve decided to take on the kitchen Floor Sanding Adelaide project yourself. You’ve chosen your floor finish and rented a drum sander from the local tool rental outlet. However, once you begin the job, you realize that there are some things you have to do before you can use the sander. Let’s look at how to adapt your kitchen for this task so that there will be no interruptions in your workflow and nothing expensive gets damaged.

Removing Appliances

Before you start, remove any screws or bolts holding the appliance in place. Once this is done, you can easily remove the appliance from the wall and floor.

You may also need to detach wires or cables connected to your electrical appliances, so it’s best to prepare yourself for this beforehand.

To make sure that no damage is caused by moving your furniture around and you don’t have any problems later on with leaks or anything else related to having plumbing pipes exposed after removing an appliance, it’s a good idea (and one that will save you time) if you shift everything out of your kitchen first before getting started on sanding floors there.

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Removing the Door

Removing the door can be a challenge. You’ll need to remove all of the hinges, door stops, and even the frame itself.

  • Remove the hinges
  • Remove any door stops.
  • Carefully lift up on one side of your cabinet frame and remove it from its place in your cabinet wall – use care not to break it!

Securing the Risers

When you’re sanding your riser boards, it’s important to remove the screws from the risers before you start. You’ll want to use a drill bit that’s just smaller than the head of each screw. This will make it easier for you to remove them without having to apply too much force and risk breaking something else in your kitchen.

Once you’ve removed all of the risers, use wood glue on their ends to secure them back in place once they’ve been handed down. You should now have perfectly smooth risers that can be restained using our staining solution (see below).


It takes a lot of preparation to get your kitchen ready for a Floor Sanding Adelaide. It’s important that you do this work so you don’t ruin the floor in your kitchen and end up with an unsightly stain on it. If you follow these tips and tricks, then you should be able to prepare your kitchen in no time.