Who we are

Australian Dustless Floorsanding is a family business that developed from a successful, long running Melbourne floor sanding company. Darren and Lisa are a husband and wife team where Darren progressed from being a cabinet maker to creating Accent Floors the original timber floor sanding company back in 1989. Lisa started working on administration in the early 90’s and became the Business Manager as it quickly grew. Over time the business developed into 5 teams plus Darren. Along with sanding, we specialised in Parquetry flooring, Cork, Engineered floors and solid Timber flooring installations – all things timber floors.

We had always been interested in the broader choice of timber flooring options. Over 750 floors a year taught us a lot about how to do it, do it better, and time to work out there had to be a healthier way to create beautiful floors for our clients. Australian Dustless Floorsanding was determined to modify the trade so it didn’t have such a big effect on staff, clients, furniture and products as well as the environment. In the past, floorsanding fumes and dust also impacted on neighbours and adjoining businesses – but no more.

With his own shed full of power tools since he was 10 – Darren’s love of timber is interrupted only by Taekwondo, and – when he gets the chance – fishing. Darren also enjoys 4WDing trips suspiciously planned around fishing opportunities, mountain bike adventures and until recently, his love of music (being a cornet & trumpet player since the age of 7). Oh and sometimes Darren dreams of actually being able to go fishing.

Lisa comes from a Management and Admin background along with Early Childhood Education focused employment and volunteering for specialised children’s groups. Busy with family, Project Management, Wood Flooring Association wfa Committee and the Emerald Emergency Support Team, she has little time to ponder the lack of results from fishing trips.

Our fantastic head sanders Aaron and Steve have both been working with the company for many, many years. David joined us a few years back and was set up as the third team last year. Jamie is our newest support team member and started with us back in mid 2015. Apart from loving work – they enjoy time with their partners, dirt bikes, darts, 4WDing or occasionally fishing with the boss.

With a corporate accounting background, Australian Dustless Floorsanding is very pleased to have Julie as our long serving Bookkeeper and Office Admin support. Julie is not a fan of fishing. Debra and Hayley are our fabulous Office support assistants and like Julie, are also champion bakers. Bonus!