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Services offered by Harbour Floorsanding

Free Quotes & Advice - Auckland Wide Service

We service all of Auckland and beyond.  We will come to your site, measure the floor and advise on the best course of action.

Once a decision has been made on what the customer wants to do with the floor, we will be able to immediately issue a quote.

Maybe you'd like your Bach floors sanded?   No matter where you are give us a call.  For out of Auckland quotes simply provide us with the floors measurements and condition (photos are also helpful) and we can give you a quote via telephone, fax or email.  Travel and accomodation costs will be automatically included into the quote, so no hidden costs upon completion of the work.  Auckland City, North Shore City, Rodney, Waitakere and out of Auckland areas, including, but not limited to, Coromandel, Waiheke, Great Barrier, Rotorua, Taupo, Turangi etc.

Sanding and Coating of all Flooring - New or Old

No matter what condition your floor is in or the type of timber, let us show you the magic of a polished floor by beautifully transforming them.  It will change the look and feel of your home by being inviting, cosy and natural.  Bring your old floors to life or start your new floor with a glow.  Tongue and groove, cork, parquetry, particle board, ply, overlay…

Domestic or Commercial

We carry out all domestic and commercial work, from a complete sand and coat to sanding only.  Community and school halls, basketball, netball and squash courts.  From brand new homes to homes being renovated, boats to bench tops, modest houses to penthouses - Big or small, we sand them all.

Polyurethane Finish

We offer a variety of polyurethane finishes for you to choose from.  The more commonly polyurethanes used are moisture-cured Gloss, Satin and Low Sheen.  There is also water-borne polyurethane in Gloss, Satin and Low Sheen.  We can apply a variety of finishes and textures to compliment your décor and lifestyle including non-yellowing polyurethane, stain finishes and blonding.

Staining and Blonding

When thinking about changing the colour of your timber, consider these issues:

Timber should never be stained to be lighter than the original timber. If you want a lighter appearance, refer to the information below about Blonding.

Many people consider staining to cover inconsistencies in floor timbers, such as floors made from different timbers, or timbers of different ages or levels of wear:

  • If your floor is patched from different species of timber (such as a mix of pine and native timbers), staining will not make the varying timbers match exactly.
  • Older timber will result in a darker stain when compared to new timber.
  • The stained colours will not hide variation in the timbers unless we use a dark coloured stain.
  • The more porous the timber, the darker the stained colour.
  • The colour of stained timber is richer when polyurethane is applied.
  • Talk to us about the effect you are hoping to achieve from your floor and we'll work with you to accomplish the look you want.


More and more customers seem to be going for the stained look.  Stained floors add an aged look, character and charm to any home or room.  There are many different shades to choose from.  Staining is a lot more time consuming and can take up to twice as long as a straight forward sand and polyurethane job, therefore the price for stain is a little more expensive.


This is the white wash effect that has become very popular.  We apply our white wash solution to your floor with sometimes more than one coat being required to achieve the desired look.

** For staining and blonding, contact us and we will do a colour sample on your floor prior to starting the job to achieve your desired look.

Reglazing - To Revitalise Your Floor

Commonly known as a maintenence coat. A cost effective way to bring new life into your existing floors.  If your existing timber floors are looking a bit tired, we can easily revitalise them without having to completely re-sand and coat.  This is called a re-glaze.  We simply come in, wash your floors with a re-glaze solution, lightly sand and apply one to two coats of polyurethane of your choice - Gloss, Satin or Low Sheen.  This is great value if you are trying to sell your home or if your floors are in need of a facelift.

Please be aware that a reglaze cannot be done on a floor which has worn through to the bare timber.  You will require having your floor completely re-sanded and re-coated.

Preparation for Carpet, Vinyl, Tiles and Overlay - Including Builders Cut

We carry our any sanding preparation work that is required before laying carpet, vinyl, cork, tiles and overlay flooring.  For a Builders Cut, we sand particle board seams or the entire floor.

All Rubbish Removed From the Site

Floor sanding and floor preparation can be a very messy and dusty job.  The bags on our machines collect most of the sawdust for us and we take all our rubbish with us and dispose of it ourselves so you don't need to worry about rubbish bags and polyurethane containers being left behind.  We also dispose of the carpets, vinyl and tiles that we lift in preparation for the floor sanding which can be accosted for in your quote.

Uplifts and Staple Removal

We can do the uplifting of carpet, vinyl, cork, tiles and staples.  We can take care of disposing all of this for you too.  Please note that vinyl laid between the 1960's to mid 1980's often had asbestos in the backing material.  We recommend that you get your flooring checked for asbestos before we will do any work on it. (Look in the yellow pages under "Asbestos" and you'll find several companies that offer a testing service.) Approach someone that is certified by the Department of Labour.  If asbestos is found, you will need to have the flooring removed by a professional company before we can sand it.

Commercial Discounts

If you have a group of floors or a large commercial floor to do, just ask us about our discount options.

Guaranteed Workmanship

We are so confident of our workmanship that we offer this guarantee to you.  Now you can be proud of your timber floor and confident that you have made the right decision.