It is not necessary for most people to leave their homes while the floors are being refinished. You will not notice dust. At times the sanding operation can be noisy.
NOTE: We will work around YOUR schedule and can also perform the work in stages, a room at a time if necessary... and even return on a different day to finish the work if you have any scheduling conflicts. Totally flexible for your convenience.
The floor is sanded with coarse paper to level a new floor or remove old finish. Then, the entire floor area is filled to eliminate cracks and nail holes. The floor is sanded two more times with progressively finer grit sand paper. Then screened with a high grit then 1 sealer coat is applied then screened again with an even higher grit then finally 2 coats of finish are applied to the floor.
When considering whether a re-coating will suffice, or if a full refinish is required, it's helpful to try a water drop test to a high traffic area of the floor. If water drops bead instantly on the floor, then the finish is largely intact and a screening will probably do the job. If, on the other hand, the water soaks in quickly, then the finish has been sufficiently worn to expose bare wood fibers and a full refinish is probably required.
No. Just like most other products, there is a great deal of difference between finishes. There are several that produce good results, but contain very large amounts of toxic chemicals. There are very few manufacturers that seem to have made a genuine effort to be health conscious, environmentally responsible, and produce a durable, high quality product.
All furniture, carpeting, drapes, wall hangings, and kick-knacks should be removed. All nails or staples from carpet removal, must be pulled from the floor. Flooring machines create noise and vibration and could cause items to rattle & fall. Pets should be moved to somewhere out of the way where they will be happy. Also all the furniture has to be moved to another area of the house.
For your safety, wear a dust mask. You are likely to stir up lots of stuff that you don't want to breathe. Take care to remove all staples, and to avoid damaging the floor. Some stains may be visible after the carpet has been removed. Black, or gray stains are usually caused by water, or pets. They often go deep into the wood, and may not completely come out.
Dustless sanding uses a process with suction that provides a healthy, clean, efficient and revolutionary alternative for home and property owners. Traditional hardwood floor sanding produces enormous amounts of airborne dust, which is not only extremely messy and difficult to clean up, but can be toxic and carcinogenic, depending on the species of wood.
This dust can linger in your air ducts, on walls and the ceiling, long after the sanding process has taken place, compromising the air quality of your home or place of business. Our dustless system will reduce or even eliminate the task of cleaning up enormous amounts of dust.
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