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Why professional hardwood floor sanding is essential

Posted on March 31st, 2012 In: Hardwood Floors Sanding News, News

The past 40 or 50 years have been characterised by a growing interest in home renovation that is done by the homeowner himself rather than by a hired hand or a contractor.  The reasons for this are diverse.  Some homeowners simply want to feel more involved in the upkeep and renovation of their own property, while others regard the issue more through the lens of possible cost savings.  It is, in fact, possible to save a great deal of money doing certain kinds of home repair for yourself; interior painting jobs are a case in point.  Other kinds of tasks, however, should truly be left to professionals.  One such task is hardwood floor sanding.

Some kinds of wood are classified as “highly resinous.”  This means that they tend to produce a lot of sap.  Even after being dried, these woods may clog up sandpaper at a fantastic rate.  The solution in this case is to use a coarser variety of sandpaper, but it can still pose a problem for homeowners who try to manage a sanding job on their own.  It is far better to employ a floor services company that fully understands the ins and outs of working with resinous species.

Another reason to hire the job of sanding out is because of the wood dust that can be created.  Some kinds of wood produce dust that causes strong allergies, but even in cases where allergies are not an issue, dust is simply unpleasant.  Many homeowners believe that it is worthwhile hiring a company to do floor sanding simply because they prefer not to have to deal with the resulting dust.

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