Peut-on faire du sablage de planchers sur tous les types de bois?
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Can floor sanding be done on all types of wood?

Can Floor Sanding Be Performed on All Types of Wood?


Floor sanding is a crucial technique in the renovation and maintenance of wooden floors. At Plancher Deluxe, we are experts in this field, offering our services in Montreal, Laval, Longueuil, the South Shore, and the North Shore. However, a common question arises: is it possible to sand all types of wood?

Different Types of Wood and Their Characteristics

Before diving into the world of sanding, let's first understand the varieties of wood used for flooring.

Hardwood and Softwood

  • Hardwood: Oak, maple, beech, are known for their durability and resistance. Ideal for high-traffic areas.
  • Softwood: Pine, fir, are more prone to scratches and dents. Special treatment may be necessary for these woods.

Exotic Wood

  • Varieties like jatoba or bamboo, known for their exceptional hardness and unique patterns.

Sanding Techniques

The sanding process must be adapted to the type of wood. Here's how we proceed:

Surface Preparation

  • Deep cleaning to remove any dirt or residue.
  • Repairing imperfections such as scratches or holes.

Choice of Abrasive

  • Fine grain for hardwoods, to avoid damaging them.
  • Coarser grain for softwoods, proceeding with care.


  • Techniques vary according to the wood. Exotic woods require a specific approach due to their hardness.

Special Cases

Old and Historical Floors

  • Gentle methods and special attention to preserve their integrity.

Stairs and Railings

  • Meticulous approach for these areas often complex to treat.

Post-Sanding Maintenance

Once sanding is complete, maintenance is crucial.


  • Choice of finish (oil, varnish) suited to the type of wood and floor usage.

Maintenance Tips

  • Regular cleaning with suitable products.
  • Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight to preserve the color of the wood.

Why Choose Plancher Deluxe?

  • Expertise and experience in sanding all types of wood.
  • Use of state-of-the-art techniques and equipment.
  • Personalized service to meet each specific need.


Floor sanding is a precise science, requiring expertise and care. At Plancher Deluxe, we have the experience and skill to treat all types of wood, ensuring an impeccable and lasting result.

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