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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Dustless Hardwood Floor Sanding

OK, this is one of those statements that really get under my skin. There is no such thing as dustless sanding! Plain and simple. There are many contractors out there today claiming this and it really isn't true. There are, however, some very good dust containment systems in the industry now. When I first started sanding floors all we had was an internal fan system that is built into the machines. The dust is collected in a dust bag that is tied to the end of a dust tube and the bag must be removed periodically to empty it. As this method contains a lot of the dust, there is still a lot of residual dust in the air that just isn't picked up by the machine or from the actual dumping of the dust bag. With the new systems out today a lot of that residual dust is now gone. However, these systems are not "dustless" which would imply 0% dust. I know that this post is going to upset some floor contractor out there that is advertising dustless, and before I offend you, let me say that my company does use the Clarke-American CAV 26 dust containment systems. I can not imagine going back to the bag method now. Although these units are not truly dustless, they are amazing in just how much dust is now contained. Anyone out there that has had their floors sanded prior to the day of DCS would be very impressed at how far the industry has come. Do I charge more for DCS sanding? Yes I do. It is worth it! The only thing that I will caution you about is have realistic expectations on the amount of dust that should be produced. Trust me, sanding without dust containment systems should not even be an option.

13 comments:

  1. Thanks for the information on this blog! I find it very nice and help full! hopefully soon have updates.It is very important for you to look into the matter, judge and pick a floor sanding essex which will leave your house with a damage-free, dirt-free, smell-free and sophisticated floor.

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  2. Thanks for giving all the information about Floor Sanding services.


    Floor Sanding is very popular in London. Floor sanding London is done through a selection of professional, exile the outdated drum Sanders And use effective virtually dust-free sanding Solution.

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  3. I fully agree with this article. There is no such thing as 'dustless' floor sanding, the only thing you can do is keep the dust to a minimum.

    There are machinery than can help reduce the dust considerably but they certainly won't remove the dust altogether.

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  4. Hi,

    First I would like to thank you for posting this knowledgeable post about dust free floor sanding. I have seen that, during floor sanding the dust is biggest issue for unlike sanding but after reading your post I will try it.

    Thanks...

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  5. I have been visiting various blogs for wood floor sanding. I have found your blog to be quite useful. Keep updating your blog with valuable information... Regards

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  6. Nice posting, thanks for sharing with us. Your blog is great and helped me feel better knowing about the floor sanding abrasives. Thanks again!

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  7. I agree, many companies do say that there floor sanding is completely dust free. I always say that when floor sanding there will be next to no dust, but here will be a little bit of dust, just like when you haven't done the housework for a few weeks. We use the Bona DCS and a Festool extractor to help prevent dust.

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  8. I was surprised to learn the same about your blog--- I loved it.I am a big fan of your blog.i am so excited by read of your blog's content.really great post.Thanks for sharing.
    Wood floor restoration

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  9. Wow fanatic post. Really very nice post. Thanks for sharing to wonderful post....Thanks to modern technology, homeowners can now enjoy the beauty and durability of hardwood floors without worrying about negative impacts on the environment.

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  10. Really it is a nice blog, I would like to tell you that you have given me much knowledge about it. Your post is extremely helpful. I will keep following. Thank you for sharing this information.

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  11. Actually you are correct.Its a fallacy that one could have dustless sanding.No matter what some traces of dust will be left behind.I think its a futuristic idea.

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