Preparing for Floor Sanding & Finishing
Wood floors are a lifetime investment, adding value and beauty to your home or workplace. As with any major improvement you should expect some disruption and inconvenience. When having wood floors refinished, make sure to give us the time we need to complete the job without interference from other trades, such as painters, carpenters, window installers and plumbers. Before you start your project, be aware of the following:
- You are responsible for removing all furniture, appliances, etc. before work begins, unless otherwise specified on your proposal, so that we can have clear access to the work area.
- Pets must be kept away from work areas. Please make arrangements for your pets to stay out of your home during the sanding and finishing process. We are not responsible for pets left at the job site.
- There will be noise, dust and fumes during this process. Please inform your neighbors that this work will be going on especially if you live in an apartment building or multiple dwelling.
- Even though we use “dustless” machines during the sanding process, and the area may be sealed off with plastic, dust could and probably will infiltrate other areas of the house. Our workers will remove trash and other debris created during the sanding and finishing process, but you may have to wipe down the walls and trim in the area of work and clean up other areas.
- The odor varies in intensity depending on the type of finish used on your floors. Oil based finish has a strong smell when applied that most people can tolerate. It dries to the touch in ten to twelve hours per coat under normal conditions and takes up to 30 days to fully cure. Water based finishes are environmentally friendly, have a mild odor when applied, and dry in one to three hours per coat. Water base finishes cure in 7 days and the overall job takes less time to complete.
- Base mouldings and walls may require paint touchups when we are done.