Dave Brighton Floor Sanding
Coffs Coast Area
Gold Coast Area




Dave Brighton Floor Sanding can bring new life to your timber floors


Floor Sanding & Polishing


Every project starts by punching all the nails (where necessary), next is a level sand of the entire floor, filling all the nails and imperfections on the face of the floorboards with a filler and closely matching the darkest board in the floor. We do not recommend filling any gaps between the floor boards as this may move or push out if the timber moves with the weather changing as timber is a natural product and it expands and contract’s depending on the climate.

The next step is to continue the sanding process over the entire floor several times, including edge sanding up to the skirting boards and kick boards, hand scraping corners and edges where the sander has not reached.

We dust down walls, bench tops and skirting boards etc before a thorough vacuum of all the floor area.

After the sanding and vacuuming is done, we start applying our coating systems. Commencing with a sealer and dependent on the system we are using on your floors, the final coat will be applied the following day to achieve the desired look you’re after, whether it be full gloss, semi-gloss, satin or even the popular silky matte finish.

The entire process will take 3–4 days dependent on the size of your floor.

Site Preparation: For Overlay Engineered Flooring


If we are installing a timber floor, whether it be a solid timber or an engineered timber over a concrete floor, we prepare your concrete slab with a light grind to allow the sealant to stick. After that we apply the seal directly to the concrete slab, to eliminate any moisture seeping through the concrete slab that could affect the timber.

The next step is to install plywood over the sealed concrete to allow the installation of the solid timber to be fixed to the plywood.

We can also install an engineered floor direct to the concrete slab—after the slab has been sealed first—or it can be installed over any hard floor surface, including plywood, particleboard flooring and even over batons or joist.



Dave Brighton Floor Sanding can supply you with the best quality engineered timber floor from one of our two suppliers, being Oxford Imports and Big River Timbers.

Pre-finished and also raw available - widths from 127mm wide, species available:
  • Blackbutt
  • Spotted Gum
  • Brush Box
  • Tasmanian Oak
  • Flooded Gum
  • Sydney Blue Gum
  • Raw Oak
  • Natural Oak
  • Limed Oak
  • Ebony Oak
  • Natural American Oak
  • Natural European Oak Vintage
  • Frosted Oak
  • Tempered Oak
  • Scorched Oak
  • Smoked Oak
Tasmanian OakTasmanian Oak
Spotted GumSpotted Gum
Australian ChestnutAustralian Chestnut
Raw Flooded GumRaw Flooded Gum
Raw Spotted GumRaw Spotted Gum
Raw BlackbuttRaw Blackbutt
Raw Sydney BluegumRaw Sydney Bluegum



Dave Brighton Floor Sanding can supply solid 19mm, 13mm and 12mm hardwood timber flooring, from one of our 2 timber mills being Notaras & Sons Timber and Coffs Harbour Hardwood. The timber is milled and kilned dried before being delivered to your site.

Once your timber has been delivered to your site, we recommend that for acclimatisation the timber should be on-site 14 days prior to installation, under cover and racked out.

This process is our preferred method of acclimatisation and the recommendation of the timber mill.

Species Available:
  • Blackbutt
  • Spotted Gum
  • Sydney Blue Gum
  • Flooded Gum
  • Brush Box
  • Stringy Bark
  • Tasmanian Oak
  • Grey Iron Bark
  • Mixed Hardwood
  • Turpentine
  • Tallowwood
  • White Mahogany
White MahoganyWhite Mahogany
Mixed RedsMixed Reds
Spotted GumSpotted Gum
Grey IronbarkGrey Ironbark
Mixed HardwoodMixed Hardwood
Brush boxBrush box
Blue GumBlue Gum

The Process involved when we Install your New Timber Floors


First, a member of Dave Brighton Floor Sanding’s team will attend your home. Anywhere from Kempsey up to the Gold Coast and Brisbane, to discuss your requirements in relation to your timber floor. We can advise the best products to be used to help you achieve your desired look.

We can also complete a full measure with a laser for accuracy and help determine the amount of timber required for your new timber floor.

We will provide you with a full estimate or quote within a few days after our visit.

The timber will arrive on site approximately 14 days before we commence installation. This will allow the timber to acclimatise to its new home and area. It is required that the timber sits for 14 days before as a part of our process we conduct a moisture reading of your new timber. We also check it again before we commence installation to minimise any moisture issues in the future. We also ensure that you’re fully aware that timber is a natural product and will continue to expand and contract with the weather and climate.

All timber is installed following the Australian Standards.

We secret nail the boards to the subfloor and also glue the timber boards to the sub floor to ensure it gives the maximum holding power and which minimises movement. We also install cork expansion joints every 6 metres and leave an additional 1.2mm expansion gap per every metre as this will allow the timber to move and minimise any expansions issues that may arise in the future.

Now that your new timber floor is installed, we recommend letting it rest in place for about 7 days to allow the timber to settle, then we’ll return to finish your new floors with sanding and coating to your chosen sheen.

Sanding & Polishing


A local team member will come to your home to discuss and provide advice to ensure we can meet your desired look.

We laser measure the area to be sanded, polished and provide an estimate with a fully detailed, estimated quote by email within 2 days.

We can arrange discuss with you the date of work and time required to complete the project and schedule what is best for you and your family. We ensure we arrive on time every time. We will touch base with you a few days before arriving on site to ensure everything is ready to go and answer any questions you may have in relation to the process.

We arrive on site between 7–8am. We require the property to be vacant and any furniture relocated to other areas, so it is not affected. We normally allow 1 week (dependent on the area of floor)—this lets us achieve the best job possible. Once we have completed the works, we contact you and advise when it is possible to move back in and enjoy your newly polished floors.



Dave Brighton Floor Sanding strongly believes that timber decking is a valuable addition to your home. We offer a variety of different decking available such as Australian hardwood decking and Merbau decking.

Our most popular is the Merbau decking. If you deck is suffering grey faded boards, nails lifting up and the existing coating is peeling away, we can sand, buff and re-coat your deck to look like new again.

Regardless of whether you are building a new deck or refurbishing an existing deck, Sikkens’ timber preparation products make the pre-work easy.

For existing hardwood decks requiring a deep clean to remove the dirt and grime of winter, we recommend a cleaning product such as Sikkens Cleaner.

Spring is a great time to refresh your deck and it should be done on an annual basis.
This is one of our services we can offer regularly to you.

We advise that regular maintenance is the key to a good-looking, long lasting deck!
We also apply a non-skid coating that doesn't affect the look of the timber deck but is very safe around pool areas and stairs. We highly recommend this as it’s part of the Building Code of Australia.

Maintenance and Care


Your timber floor will last a lifetime if its cared and maintained well. One of the best things about having a beautiful timber floor in your home is that they are very easy to care for.

How should I maintain my new floor? Regularly sweep your floor with anti-static mop to prevent the build up of grit. We do not recommend vacuum cleaners their cleaning heads and bristles could scratch the floor.

Scratches and dents from high heel shoes are some of the most common occurrence on a timber floor, together with claws from your pets, we encourage regular trimming of their nails. We recommend placing protective mats, rugs in common walkway areas. We also recommend felt pads for bottoms of legs of any furniture.

Clean your timber floor at least once a week to prevent any build up of dirt and grit. For areas of higher traffic we recommend cleaning more regularly.

If you spill any liquids on the timber floor this should be removed immediately with spotting with a clean or very damp soft cloth. Never use excess water on your floor as this can cause damage to your timber.

We recommend a similar mop that is pictured here, we can provide you with a static mop for a small charge, we often will run specials and supply you with one too. We recommend a particular cleaner from our supplier (Polycure) which is especially formulated for timber floors to keep their condition pristine. We can also supply this to you at a minimal cost. To keep your timber floor in excellent condition we recommend lightly sanding and recoating the timber floor every 4-5 years, depending on the condition.

After your floor has been coated, be sure to follow the guidelines to minimise the risk of scratching and scuffing. Walking on the floor with socks or stockings, replacing furniture about 3 days after to allow the coating to be dry in pristine condition.

In some cases, if your floor has slight scratches it may require a fine sand and recoat, which will minimise the cost, in some cases if there are board repairs from heavy damage such as dents etc it may need a sand right back to the raw timber and coated.

We provide you with maintenance brochure at the completion of all jobs, we suggest you keep this in a safe place for housekeeping in the future.