Is Floor Sanding Noisy?
Wood floor sanding is, without any doubt, very beneficial treatment for real wood floors. Such professional service, when performed by experienced and knowledgeable specialists in the field, can dramatically improve the appearance and condition of almost every real wood floor, including solid wood, engineered wood, and parquet floors. In addition, a wood floor sanding service minimises the risk of smaller issues growing into serious problems and major imperfections you definitely don't want to deal with. A professional wood floor sanding service comes with a long list of advantages and can contribute so much to you enjoying a beautiful and durable wood floor for many decades.
However, there is one major drawback people assume about wood floor sanding and this is what usually breaks the deal for them - wood floor sanding has the reputation of a very messy, noisy process that causes a lot of disruption to your day-to-day life or work. Therefore, people are keen on the idea of procrastinating the hiring of a professional wood floor sanding team as much as possible. Unfortunately, such neglect does not have a good impact on the condition of the floor and can easily lead to a wooden floor beyond sanding and repair. Therefore, we recommend you to not wait for the right moment. This is the right moment to take care of your favourite wooden floor that is also quite an investment.
What about wood floor sanding, is it really as messy and stressful as people would describe it to you? Gone are the days of the noisy and disruptive sanding treatments, which is some really good news for you. Thanks to modern technology and the progress of the wood flooring industry, nowadays innovative equipment and efficient sanding methods ensure significantly less mess, stress, and noise than what it used to be just a couple of decades back.
However, it would be a lie to tell that sanding is a not a noisy process and all you will hear while the old finish of your floor is stripped off and all imperfections on the surface are destroyed is the whisper of baby angels. The truth is it will sound more like a catfight or something similar. Jokes aside, wood floor sanding is still a noisy process despite the technological progress and improvement in the field. Therefore, you should be prepared for that.
Floor sanding will most probably be remembered as a very noisy process by you and your neighbours, especially when professional floor sanding equipment and machinery are used throughout the process. Sanding belts and floor sanding edgers have powerful electronic motors which create more noise than ordinary electronic tools. Do you think your electronic toothbrush is annoying? Well, just wait to hear the roar of the heavy-duty sanding machine. However, is it all worth it? Definitely, you will forget about all the annoying noise the minute you see your smooth, flawless, brand-new looking floor at the end. It may take a bit longer for your neighbours.
That is why everyone involved in the sanding project should wear ear protectors during the restoration process and comply with the safety and health regulations. What else you can do in order to deal with the noise caused by the wood floor sanding equipment and tools? Check out the following:
- You and your family can go out of the house while the floor sanding takes place.
- You can advise your neighbours about the noise due to the procedures in your property, as well as the duration of the job. You can agree with them on reasonable working hours and days. If given further notice your neighbours will be much willing to cooperate with your intentions. Neighbours with young children will be more sensitive to the noise. Neighbours living downstairs in a block of flats would be more vulnerable to the noise created by the sanding
- You can advise the contractors on your property to do the job during reasonable hours. Even though there is no standard definition of ‘reasonable hours’, most of the people assume that those are the hours between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm. Also, floor sanding during the weekend is not recommended, especially on Sundays.
Remember, a reliable floor sanding company will take into consideration all your requests and show understanding in dealing with your neighbours. They would work in the requested hours from you and accommodate your needs.
Our flooring service comes with obligation free site visit, quick quotations and free advice. Give us a call on 020 88309782 to speak to a member of our staff, who can arrange for a free assessment of your floor sanding or wood floor fitting service at convenient for you time.