Prepare yourself before servicing your floors
Before sanding your floors, proper preparation is essential to ensure optimal results. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk you through the crucial steps you need to take to prepare your floors for sanding. Whether you’re an experienced DIYer or prefer to call in the professionals, these tips will help ensure your base sanding project goes off without a hitch.
Discover the essential preparatory steps, practical advice on protecting your environment, necessary tools and materials, and recommendations for impeccable results. With meticulous preparation, you’ll be ready to reveal the hidden beauty of your floors with effective, quality sanding.
Get ready to revitalize your living spaces with radiant floors and create a warm, welcoming ambiance in your home. Follow our guide and ensure you get the most out of your floor sanding project.
- Make sure you empty the rooms and leave enough space for the sanding equipment for optimum results.
- Clear access to 220-volt electrical outlets (for the stove or dryer) to facilitate the work.
- Remove curtains from rooms and empty closets to allow complete sanding.
- Remove any doors affected by the work to facilitate access and ensure uniform results.
- Raise heaters by 3 inches or remove them altogether to avoid obstructions.
- Remove frames in areas where work will be carried out to facilitate the sanding process.
- Wait at least 4 hours before walking barefoot on the sandblasted floor to allow for optimal drying.
- Avoid living in sandblasted rooms, and limit your movements to what is strictly necessary to ensure a clean, dust-free environment.
- For efficient waste management, make it clear to your contractor where to deposit dust bags.
- Plan to eat out if you don’t have access to the kitchen during work.
- Ensure you have access to at least one bathroom, as this is essential for the duration of the work.
- Plan an exit, as sanding work can be noisy. Think about your comfort zone and find a quiet place during this period.
- Don’t hesitate to ask any questions you may have before the work begins. Our team is here to help.