Go Dustless With The Floor Sanding
The dust produced during the sanding process is one of the major turnoffs that discourage people from getting the project done. So much dust is generated, and it can wind up everywhere, covering your furniture, curtains, mattresses, getting in the sinks and sockets, coating the countertops and electronics, messing up the floor, all through to the ceiling fan blades – nothing is speared. However, you can’t leave your floor at the mercy of the elements and decide not to have your floor refinished, but this does not mean that you have to deal with the mess that comes with dust. Simply turn to the dustless floor sanding professionals.
Why Dustless Floor Sanding Is Popular
- Reduced clean-up
Having to spend an entire day or more washing every surface in the house in an attempt to get rid of the dust that has covered it can be exasperating. You don’t want to find yourself faced with this taxiing clean-up job, or having to spend much more money to bringing in extra help to remove the dust. Fortunately, with the high efficiency dust removal of the dustless floor sanding systems – with some even getting rid of over 99% of the dust that is produced, the different surfaces and rooms won’t end up being covered in those pesky particles.
- Cut short the time taken for the project
The sanding is the first stage of the floor restoration project, and everything will be halted first to deal with the dust that is produced. This is because there are particles left all over, they will get trapped by the wet wood stain and finish coats that are to be applied, ruining the quality of results. The longer the clean-up takes, the greater the delay, and all the while the rooms being worked on will be out of commission, making it an inconvenience. Dustless floor sanding drastically cuts down the amount of time needed for the clean-up, allowing the restoration crew to move onto the next state and apply the wood stain and other floor treatments much sooner. This in turn restores normalcy in your home faster than would have been with the conventional floor sanding processes.
- Breathe easier
Sanding dust can be pervasive, leaving homes struggling with dust problems for weeks and months. It’s not in just one room. The particles can spread all over the house and get recirculated in the airspace for long – especially for the buildings where it gets in the vents. However, with dustless floor sanding, this is avoided, since the source of the problem will be dealt with right at the onset.
Does My Floor Need To Be Sanded?
So how can you tell that a sanding and refinishing is due for your floor? Check for imperfections, as well as signs of wear and tear. For instance, if the finish has been worn out, losing its sheen and some spots even having patches of bare wood, then new coats should be applied. Scratches all over the floor, chips and cracks, gaps that should be filled – all these point to a floor that is in need of a restoration. You can even carry out quick tests like placing a couple of drops of water on sections of the floor, and looking to see how fast they’re absorbed. This will show you how strong or weak the current finish coats are.
Discolouration be it due to sun exposure or harsh chemicals that were used for cleaning tasks over time, flaking and bubbling caused by the finish coats being damaged – this is not how you want your floor to remain. Note that that the longer that the floor is kept with a tired and weak finish, the faster the risk of issues like permanent stains developing and the structural integrity of the installation deteriorating. Floor sanding allows those old coats to be removed, revealing the bare wood, for fresh new treatments to be applied. One can take advantage of this to change the wood stain if you want to achieve a new style for your interior space.
Preparing For The Sanding Process
When you schedule a floor sanding and restoration service, there are some measures that you can put in place to ensure that the whole project goes smoothly. For starters, you should plan ahead, ensuring that you settle with a schedule that will be suitable for you and the sanding contractor. Sure, it’s not like planning for a trip to the spa, but you want to have things running as smoothly as possible. If there are household members that will not be comfortable while the sanding and refinishing process is being done, you can arrange to have them visit a relative for a few days, or stay at a hotel.
- Clearing the floor
Clutter will just be an impediment to the process. Books, magazines toys and other materials left strewn all over the floor should be stored away. The furniture should be moved too – or at the very least ask the floor sanding contractor if they will move the furniture themselves, and if they will charge extra for the service. The goal is to have a space that has minimal hurdles for the crew to come and get started with the task as quickly as possible.
Do you have cats and dogs? They can be agitated by all the activity that will be going on, from the people moving around, the heavy machinery, as well as the noise that is generated. Speaking of which, it’s no secret that the floor sanding can get noisy. The sanding belts and edgers work with powerful electric motors which will definitely generate more noise compared to the ordinary tools like the buzz of the electric toothbrush. In many cases, you will see the crew tasked with the job working with ear muffs to protect themselves. So, if you have pets around, you don’t want to subject them to the disturbance. You can set them up with the neighbours for the day, or head out to the dog park for some fun with your furry friend. While on this, it is recommended that you give the neighbours notice, especially for those with young kids who may be sensitive to the noise.