I am having a hardwood floor installed in the kitchen. The rest of the
downstairs is already hardwood but not in such good condition anymore so I am
considering having those redone at the same time. This way all the floors will
match in color. However, my husband says it will be hell to live with while
they are resanding. Anyone here ever done this? Was it that awful?
Yes it will be a mess, get the cheap .99c plastic drop cloths and cover
Everything and anything , dust travels.
If you have forced Air heat it would be best to shut it down, Cover
and Tape all vents closed till a cleanup occurs.. And spend a Few
I have had floors sanded on two occasions. There was dust, sure, but it
wasn't hazardous to your health. Yes, cover everything and block the heat
ducts, but a night in a motel? Romantic, perhaps, but not needed unless they
are finishing the floor with solvent-based stuff (lacquer or urethane).
Even the urethane is not that bad but people vary in how tolerant they are
of the odor. Waterborne finishes are not a problem, and they are widely
used these days.
We just had the floors in our entire house except our family room
redinished. Moving furniture was a pain.
It took 4 days to complete and it was pretty messy.
We moved out while it was being done
But it's worth it.
Jan 2004 13:54:48 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Patscga) wrote:
My dad used this sander on our floor
http://www.flecto.com/product.asp?frm_product_idw&SBL=1 (it was in the
Varathane isle of many of our local hardware store, i.e. Rona, Home
It really kept the dust down. My dad did 2 bedrooms, the living room and
dining room while we worked on other areas of the house. It was no big
deal being in the house at the same time he was sanding, it kept that
much dust out of the picture. We did wear small dust masks just so we
didn't breathe in the little dust that was there, but they were not
needed when the machine wasn't in use.
On 23 Jan 2004 13:54:48 GMT, email@example.com (Patscga) wrote:
Yeah. It makes a mess. Seal off the area from the rest of the house
to help contain the dust. You can use plastic sheeting. Use drop
cloths over your furniture and put away all your knick-nacks. Replace
your furnace filters before and after its all over. You could bungee
cord a furnace filter over a box fan and run that in the work area to
help control the dust. Is it all worth it? Sure.
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