When doing sand flooring all furniture should be removed from the floor that will be refinished or changed after the flooring is done. Removing all the rugs, carpets from the floor. The subfloor should have a smooth surface. Any vinyl covering should also be removed. Cleaning of the floor, hammering the nails back into the hardwood floors. Any crown moulding should be removed before starting floor sanding process because the moulding can be damaged during the sand flooring. A good ventilation is needed to protect the house from floor sanding dust. Sanding floor machines are used to flatten the surface of the floor and can be used for floor that are not in great shape, floor sanding machine requires a skill to use it and it is slower than the drum machine. Using a floor sanding machine requires 1 day for a professional to complete the room and for the house owner it takes 2 days for completing the sanding on the floor of a floor. Sand flooring can be used for walking with bare foot on it after completion of the process after 3 or 4 hours when it completely dries, floor sanding requires a good ventilation. Furniture can also be placed after 24 hours, as for rugs or carpets can be place after a week. It is also safe to sleep in the house after 2 or 3 hours when the floor sanding is finished.
Mistakes To Avoid:
Mistakes you shouldn’t make while sanding floors are choosing the wrong sandpaper, not sanding the floor enough off course the process is really tiring and needs hard work too. Sanding process removes all the shadows and dirt marks completely so it’s worth doing it on your floors. Choosing the grit of the sandpaper right and changing it when used is necessary to do the work smoothly and fast. The grit of the sand paper is recommended by me is 80 grits for the edges and 120 grit of the sand paper for the main floor, you will notice the work been done quickly and nicely yourself. Cleaning can be done after floor sanding process through vacuum cleaners or can be done by wiping down every surface thoroughly. The drum sander is the real work horse for sanding the floor. It is a big machine can’t be lifted by a person, two people are needed to carry the drum sander machine. Dustless hardwood floor sanding is popular now a days from home owners. Dustless hardwood floor sanding is more efficient than regular sanding, Good for health too as it helps to maintain the indoor air.
Take Precautions for Your Safety:
If you don’t take the right safety procedures, sanding can be harmful. Wear a dust mask to protect your lungs from tiny airborne particles, and always wear goggles to prevent catastrophic eye injury from flying debris. You can avoid getting microscopic particles on your skin by wearing gloves, long sleeves, and long pants. Last but not least, make sure to keep all cords out of your path as you move across the floor.