Site-finished hardwood floors require sanding when they’re installed. Hardwood floors that are being refinished often also need to be re-sanded. Sanding the entire top layer of the floor allows for a nice refinish that will leave it looking as good as new.
Many homeowners may worry about the dust from all this sanding—and in the past that may have been a problem. Fortunately, it’s now possible to significantly reduce the amount of dust when sanding before it even gets into the air.
Let’s have a closer look at the dust system we use at Ralph’s and its advantages.
No Mess to Clean Up
The system we use is about 98 percent dust free. It removes the dust directly from your home into a trailer parked outside. This is a more-efficient system than the dust containment practices of many of our competitors, who suck dust (not as much) into a portable unit inside the home.
Of course, one of the main benefits of removing virtually all the dust is that there is no colossal mess to clean up later. Wood dust from sanding is particularly challenging to clean, as it can get everywhere if it’s not sufficiently removed (on your walls as well as your floors).
And not only will our dust system save you some cleaning time and effort, it will also be better for your floors, since dust can cause problems with finishing.
What’s more, for homeowners who are sensitive to indoor air quality changes, our method has no alternative. Since virtually all the dust will immediately be gathered and disposed of, the air will be noticeably healthier than with older-style systems.
A Good Hardwood Floor Installer Will Be Able to Do It
It’s essential to pick a hardwood flooring expert like us that has the right tools and equipment for the job. Before you hire someone to install site-finished hardwood floors or to re-sand existing floors, always talk to them about their dust-removal methods and how much dust they can promise to evacuate. Insist on expertise and experience, and you’ll get the results you need.
It may not seem like the difference is that important, but removing as much dust as possible certainly takes a lot of the difficulties and health risks out of the sanding process. As such, it’s a definite favorite of most homeowners (and builders).
Ralph’s knows the importance and convenience of dustless sanding, and we’re happy to provide it for our customers. Visit our showroom to discuss your project with us!