Sanding a floor is no small task, and it can be very time-consuming. So one of the last considerations most people make is the impact of dust in their home and what they can do to minimise the level of dust This blog post will discuss some tips for preventing dust when sanding your floors in preparation for laying down your new timber finish.
The first tip is that you want to make sure your floor dries completely. You don’t want to walk on a wet, sanded floor because it could create indentations in the wood or cause damage if not dried properly.
The second tip is that you should use a damp rag when wiping down your floors as opposed to using paper towels or rags with solvents like alcohol or acetone. Paper towels and other disposable products can leave lint behind which will eventually accumulate particles of dust, causing an unsightly mess—especially for dark-coloured rugs!
Another way to prevent dust from damaging different parts of your home is using a simple plastic sheet to block off areas not currently being worked on. That way you can reduce the amount of dust and other particles that are being circulated by the air and being sent to other parts of the house. The best option however is to use a professional floor sanding company that has the technology already available to extract dust while they work so you can move back into your home quicker with limited to no cleaning at all. Aussie Floor Kings technology has dust extraction on all machinery – We don’t dust houses out at all!
Using a professional floor sanding service is probably one of the most beneficial choices that you can make when looking to sand your floors. Not only are they experienced with everything that is mentioned above, but they also have the tools and safety equipment necessary to minimise the impact of dust will have on your home and the health implications small dust particles will have on you and your family.