TIPS ON FLOOR SANDING
Sanding floors can be an exceptionally difficult task if you lack the necessary skills and resources to do the job. It takes a skillful hand to sand a floor effectively, but even the most skilled floor sanders can have a tough time plying their trade when setbacks and unforeseen circumstances arise. The following are some helpful tips on floor sanding to ensure that you achieve the best result.
- Hiring the necessary machines
When it comes to sanding floors, you have to be well-equipped with the machines that will be used for the process. You can search the internet for the type of machinery required for the job. Generally, two machines are required for a sanding job, the edging sander, and the main sander. The edging sander is used in accessing the area around the skirting boards while the main sander is responsible for majority of the sanding work.
When searching for these machines, it is important to note that some hirers offer discounts when you hire both machines, while others charge the machines separately. Select a price that you are comfortable with, but be sure to ask enough hirers for their prices.
- Book the machines long before the job
Once you have selected whom to hire the machines from, it is prudent to book the said machines as soon as the negotiations are completed. The popularity of sanding floors has soared throughout the decades, and it might prove difficult for you to get the required machines on a last-minute basis. This is especially so during the holidays and weekends.
It is important to remember to check for dust bags on the machines once they are delivered to you. These dust bags are essential in controlling the amount of dust in the room while you are sanding.
- Clear the room
Please do not attempt to commence sanding the floor while there is still furniture in the room. Clear everything that may become affected or even damaged by dust and this includes drapes and books. The aim here is to achieve a smooth, flat surface, thus there should be no impediments on the floor. A spotted floor will hold the dirt from the sanding making it wear more easily and more difficult to clean.
- Fill the gaps
Most people do not fill the gaps on the ground floor, preferring instead to fill the gaps on the floors in the rooms upstairs. What these people do not understand is that it is more important to fill the gaps on the ground floor than in the rooms on the upper floors. Cold air passes under the house through the gaps on the ground floor into the house. This means extra heating bills to be incurred by the homeowner. The rooms upstairs do not have to contend with this problem, and should not be given precedence over the lower rooms. It is essential to fill the gaps in the bathroom and in the kitchen so as to avoid spills between the boards in the bathroom and to make maintaining the kitchen much easier.