Welcome to Melbourne Wood Finishing : Floor Sanding & Much More

Floor Sanding

Hello I’m James from Melbourne Wood Finishing. We are a completely dustless operation for floor sanding, kitchen worktops, tables and many other items. We treat floors delicately like very large tabletops and only ever use heavy machinery for very large projects or where absolutely necessary (Black borders in Victorian houses for example), yes a proper hands and knees job 99% of the time!

We transform tired, worn, battered, mistreated, & ignored because it is dated furniture back to it’s original state or a brand new look.

Floor Sanding From £22 per square metre, Kitchen worktop sanding from £30 per linear metre, free quotations on all other projects.

  • Floor Sanding
  • Kitchen Worktop Renovation
  • Expert advice on finishes
  • Transformation of dated items (Upcycling)
  • Tables, Cabinets & Dressers
  • Shabby chic using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
  • Garden Furniture
  • Decking
  • Staining
  • Varnishing
  • Oiling
  • Waxing
  • Painting
  • Polishing
Floor, Kitchen Worktop & Table Sanding

We pride ourselves on treating 99% of floors like very large tabletops. In our opinion most old floors and even new engineered wood floors are treated quite barbarically with the big drum sanders which while eventually creating a uniform surface are indiscriminate and take away far too much of the wood and even the character with them. Old floorboards are by and large warped, split and aged and need to be treated board by board to preserve their character. Newer engineered flooring that may only have a few mm of solid wood on the surface can still be sanded back to remove the the top coat and any stain to leave a bare natural wood ready for refinishing with only a fraction of a mm of wood removal.

Many of our customers have a floor that is only 10 years old but the colour is now not fitting with more modern, lighter furniture & decor. Combine this with our dustless sanding operation and we can transform a room in just 1 day with no contamination in the rest of the house & no messy cleanup.

Yes we can use the big industrial units for large jobs (village halls etc) but for rooms in domestic properties, we need to be able to see what we are sanding.

Here are some examples of the sanders we generally use which we hope will convince you not to be afraid to get in touch with us for a free quote.

Bosch professional random orbit sander

Up close and personal! – These we use for nearly everything. The bulk of the sanding and all the edges. Leaving a swirl and scratch free finish while being able to pick out any small details

Corner Sander

For all the hard to reach bits

The Mirka

She doesn’t look much but she’s an absolute beast if needs be


Case Studies


Originally a dark stained 9mm thick solid oak floor on top of underfloor heating causing a lot of warping. A drum sander would have torn this apart but it was sanded back to bare wood precisely and refinished with Liberon natural finish floor varnish to retain the “just sanded” look. 60 square metres taking approximately 3 days start to finish


Another dark stained floor, this time, old pine and again sanded back with precision board by board to keep the original patina. 17 square metres completed in 1 and a half days


This engineered floor installed over 10 years ago had taken a bettering but with careful sanding, returned to an almost “as new condition” – Finished with Fiddes hard wax oil. 18 square metres completed in 1 and a half days

In my experience, 90% of domestic floors do not require heavy machinery just care and attention to detail to reveal the natural beauty of the wood.
Bespoke Resin River Tables

We now also make bespoke tabletops and serving boards from resin and wood, creating anything from a small serving board to a dining table – Sourcing the wood and crafting to your needs. With or without resin you can be assured of a truly stunning finished piece.

Many of our works are on display at “Studio Home and Interiors” Williams Yard.
Derby Road, Melbourne
Case Studies


A 4ft x 3ft coffee table with pippy oak, blue transparent resin & a silver metallic base, prices for work like this circa £500


A 4ft x 3ft coffee table with solid 3″ ash, blue transparent resin & a silver metallic base, prices for work like this circa £800 (15 litres of resin used on this one)

Clients’ Reviews


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