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Measures We Take To Protect Your Home During Sanding


A professional floor sanding company would take responsibility for the safety and cleanliness of your home. The real experts undertake several measures, which assure the customers' peace of mind for the safety and security of their home while the floor restoration takes place. Some of the preparation services are discussed below.

Once the flooring specialists visit the property, they will make sure that the areas for restoration are free of any furniture. All obstacles such as furniture pieces and other objects should be relocated out of the room where the sanding project will be delivered for ensuring the process runs smoothly, the floor is treated evenly, and your belongings are protected from dust, dirt, and possible accidents.

Keep in mind that it is highly advisable that all valuable and expensive items like art pieces and similar should be also out of the room to ensure full protection. Our team members would help you move heavy pieces and empty the room as much as possible. If some pieces of furniture need to stay in the room while floor restoration takes place, the floor will be divided and sanded in parts and the furniture moved from one part of the room to another.

Below you will find out more about the protective equipment used by FlooringFirst! for ensuring the safety of your property as well as maximal cleanliness during and after the process.

Dust Sheets

Polythene dust sheets will be used for maximum dust protection of any valuable pieces of furniture, painting, walls, doors, etc. while sanding is done. Those can be used to seal entrances or stairs to prevent completely any dust transferring to areas outside of the work area.

Please note, although our main floor restoration is dust-free there are processes and services, which can produce some amount of dust and these include stairs sanding and bannister restoration; manually re-finishing corners and uneven or vertical wooden panels, etc. Because of these reasons, we always make sure to supply quality dust sheets and the cover as much as possible with them in order to prevent the transfer of sawdust from sanding to other areas of the property and ensure less mess for you to deal with once the sanding stage is finished. 

Advance Precision Masking TapeMasking Tapes

Masking tapes prevent your skirting boards, beadings, walls, doors, door frames and fireplaces from being damaged, scratched or stained while our experts are sanding, staining and finishing the wood flooring. The standard masking tape usually used for these purposes is made of paper. When working with this type of material, one should be prepared for some risks being taken.

During the finishing process, when lacquer or stain is applied, the surface under the tape can get affected. Another disadvantage of this type masking tape is that sometimes it may have too strong tack adhesion. This can cause residue of the adhesive to remain on the surface or damage freshly finished skirting boards or walls.

At FlooringFirst! we prevent those issues by using Advanced Ultra Low Tack Masking Tape. This product is made from synthetic material and guarantees that sealants will not penetrate to the painted surface. The low tack adhesion of the tape guarantees no residue on the surface after removal and your paint will stay untouched.

Dust remains after sanding, masking tape on the beadings

Dust Control

Our wood floor sanding service can guarantee almost 100% dust-control on certain occasions using latest dust-free equipment. This would apply for larger areas where we can employ the Bona DCS system. In general, for any other size of the project, there is no need for worries about dust, because our operators rely on a professional vacuum cleaner, which will remove any excess of dust after the sanding process is finished.

The latest and most innovative wood floor sanding equipment we work with is designed to collect the sawdust while sanding the floor. However, this is a great benefit which is important not only because it creates less dust, which means significantly smaller mess for you to deal with once the project is finished.

Since wood floors are normally sanded a few times during a single service, each round with the sanding machine should end up with a thorough extraction of the dust and dirt created. Failing to do so means a very high risk for the now bare wood to get scratched by the dust and dirt particles. Therefore, thorough vacuuming of the floor is ensured after every stage of the wood floor sanding and renovation service, which means you don't end up with tons of dust and dirt to deal with and almost all of the mess will be already gone.

All those measures being taken beforehand would keep your home well protected from damages and dust. Wood floor restoration should be a stress-free experience and this is the benefit you get while using well-trusted and reliable floor sanding company.




FlooringFirst! Services
158 Coles Green Road
London, NW2 7HW
T: 0800 0434359