Wood floor sanding is getting more and more popular home improvement service with every single day and with its popularity the rumours start to rotate around all people interested in the topic. Not exactly rumors, but definitely some false statements, experience that does not work in all situations, or generally said – myths, no matter how you call them, wood floor sanding myths are here to bring some misunderstanding to the entire topic, but we are here to bust these myths and help you understand sanding better. Organise and manage a service that is not overwhelming and stressful at all and, finally, helps you find out that sanding is not necessarily all dust, nerves and wasted time.
Here are the four most popular myths you may hear about sanding:
Sanding is excessively dusty
Well, it used to be like that many decades ago, but gone are the days when sanding and wood floor recovery was a super messy and dusty service that left people with no other choice but clean, clean and clean all week long. With today’s innovations and advanced equipment and methods offered on the sanding market, the service is almost completely free of dust. Modern sanding machines are collecting the excessive dust along the process and in the worst case, you can be left with 5 to 10% of the entire dust to deal with, which is not much and not that bad at all considering what it used to be in the past.
Removing skirting, opening up all windows and taping up all doors
We have already mentioned that today’s technology allows sanding to make minimal disruption to your day to day life and that dust is not going to be a big problem anymore, so you can survive a sanding service without taping up all doors, windows and nooks and corners of your house successfully. Furthermore, sanding can happen even if you leave your skirting or scotia mouldings untouched and not removed. There is nothing wrong with opening all windows if you are afraid of the dust and odour, but experts usually leave the windows closed, since opening them won’t make a big difference. Children and pets can also stay at home, do not try to find a new place for them to stay. They are definitely not going to cause disruption to the sanding process and vice versa!
Sanding can be done by anyone
Even if you are the biggest and most handy DIY enthusiast, we recommend you to leave standing to the professionals. Wood floor sanding is not rocket science, indeed, however, it requires some skills, experience, knowledge and equipment that you probably do not possess. So even if you are tempted by the idea to attempt sanding alone, be sure to prepare yourself very good, do all the research and take your time to plan every step of the process, because sanding is definitely not an easy job.
Painting is a necessity after sanding
This is, again, not the truth. A good sanding performance won’t leave any scuffs and imperfections on your walls and you won’t find yourself in need of re-painting.