We love to say and repeat that wood floor sanding is not a stressful, exhausting and overwhelming experience at all. And it is really not! Gone are the days, when wood floor sanding used to create a lot of hassle and bring a lot of disruption to your day-to-day life. Today’s services are much more advanced, professionally performed and a positive experience.
However, even with the most innovative equipment that collects almost the entire dust created during the service and even with the most quality and odorless products, wood floor sanding is still not a lot, but a messy experience. There will be always some dust created throughout the sanding treatment. The good professionals will use very powerful and hardcore vacuuming machines to remove all the dust on work-site, but almost for sure some dust particles will make it to escape the room, making it to other areas of the house. Here is how to deal with these!
Proactive when cleaning
Think and plan ahead. Before a sanding service it is a good idea to cover up all furniture pieces and valuable items that will be left in the room, or in the nearby rooms. Covering everything with sheets will create a barrier for the dust and won’t allow it to make everything dirt. Finally, this will make cleaning up much easier later on.
Clean as you work
Do not procrastinate, do not leave all the work for later and be sure to clean your floor as you are working. Do not just wait for all the work to be done for before vacuuming and removing the dust and dirt. If you clean as you work, at the end you will have significantly less to clean up for perfect results. In addition, removing the dust and dirt right after sanding is important, otherwise you risk the dust scratching the bare wood or staying trapped in the finish.
You vacuum machine is your best friend right now. Having a powerful vacuuming machine is such a bless, because it will suck all the fine saw dust. Be sure to use a soft vacuum head to avoid scratching the bare wood. From top to bottom, do not let a single corner without vacuuming it thoroughly.
Soap and water
Using an excessive amount of water directly on your wooden floor is highly not recommended as it may cause serious water damages. In general, wood is pretty prone to water and moisture damages as water make the wood’s structure expand and shrink and that can lead to major problems. The best way to clean your wooden floor is vacuuming only, but if it really needs some more care, try to wash it with an almost damp mop. Use an eco-friendly soap and warm water for washing the walls, baseboards, countertops, etc.
Floor cleaning products
If you want to use a cleaning product for your wood flooring, be sure to choose a product that is specially designed for wooden flooring and has a neutral pH.