What is Dustless Floor Sanding?

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When it is time to refinish your hardwood floors, you probably dread the dusty mess that comes along with doing so. But you can control the amount of dust in your home, thanks to the pros at Tri Point Flooring in Cary, NC. We use a dustless floor sanding process that leaves the rest of your home looking the same at the end of our work as it was at the beginning. So what is dustless sanding?

How does Dustless Floor Sanding Work?

If you have ever seen the process of wood floor refinishing using traditional sanding, you have also seen the incredible amount of dust this process creates. The dust makes breathing in your home unhealthy until after the work is done. Many people cannot live in their homes during this type of floor refinishing, as a result. Then, you have the massive chore of cleanup when the floor installers leave. This dust settles everywhere, in every nook and cranny.

Dustless floor sanding eliminates this problem of the proliferation of dust throughout your Raleigh area home. Instead, the professionals of Tri Point Flooring collect the dust in a containment system. As a result, you get to enjoy your new hardwood floors immediately, instead of worrying about cleaning your entire home.

Why Opt for this Floor Sanding Method?

Sanding is part of the process of refinishing hardwood floors. This process can take awhile and involve several attempts at the sanding before older floors are smooth enough. As flooring pros do this work, a lot of dust enters the air. The intensity of this dust makes breathing difficult and can even slow progression of the work. Anyone in your home can experience breathing problems, too.

However, dustless sanding provides a solution to this problem. Using a dustless floor sanding system collects the dust instead of distributing it throughout your home. As a result, you can expect multiple benefits not possible without this containment. These benefits of dustless floor sanding include:

Less Mess

Dustless sanding greatly reduces dust released into your air and distributed throughout your home. You do not have to spend a lot of time cleaning before enjoying your newly refinished floors. Nor do you need to pay for a professional cleaning crew for a large refinishing project.

Healthier Air Quality

Dust in the air reduces air quality and can make it hard for you to breathe. As part of traditional hardwood floor refinishing, so much dust enters the air that it can make your home unhealthy for breathing. The dust can trigger your asthma, allergies and other respiratory problems. It can affect your whole family. But with dustless sanding, you do not have to worry about these issues. The air stays clean.

Quicker Process

Dustless floor sanding takes away the hassles of dust, particularly those that slow down the process of refinishing your hardwood floors. Because the equipment collects and contains the dust, your flooring pros can keep working uninterrupted. The equipment does not have to be cleaned throughout the process. They do not need breaks to protect their health and breathe fresh outside air. Instead, they keep working and get the job done faster.

Smoother Results

Dustless floor sanding produces better results because the sanding is not hindered by excessive dust. You can expect smoother hardwood floors with a cleaner and more beautiful finish.

Better for the Environment

Dustless sanding is better for the environment than traditional hardwood floor sanding methods. Keeping the dust collected and contained minimizes the ecological footprint of the refinishing process.

Expert Hardwood Floor Refinishing with Dustless Floor Sanding in NC’s Triangle Area

If you are ready to improve the look and feel of your Triangle Area hardwood floors, you only need to call TriPoint Flooring for the expert service you deserve. We take pride in providing homeowners with the highest quality of customer care, from our first conversation to the big reveal of your newly refinished floors. We use dustless sanding for all of the benefits listed above. Call us today at (919)771-7542 to discuss your hardwood flooring project.

Dustless Floor Sanding For Hardwood Floors

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You may have heard about dustless floor sanding for hardwood flooring, but what exactly is that?  Well, we are here to tell you! Dustless floor sanding is extremely useful for refinishing hardwood floors in your home without all the mess and air pollution! With this new technology, we are able to sand down and work on your floor right in your home!  This process traps the vast majority of the air contaminants and particles that you wouldn’t want to breathe.

Why Dustless Sanding For Hardwood Floors?

When refinishing is done without dustless floor sanding, it can leave harmful particles, dust, and dirt in the air. The contaminated air is then distributed around the house through the air conditioning system.  When these particles are inhaled, they can make people in the house sick, as well as be visually unappealing once the contaminants in the air start to settle all around your home.  Also, it is worth pointing out that dustless floor sanding is by far the choice if you have pets, as the air particles are much more harmful to them than to humans.

Finally, dustless sanding allows for much quicker resumption of normal activities in the home. This is since the mess is out of the way much earlier.  You will be free to resume your normal daily activities much faster with dustless sanding than with the old traditional method.

Choosing the Right Flooring Company

Not every flooring company out there uses these techniques. So when you are considering which company to use for your floor refinishing, make sure to consider how important this clean air is to you.  If it is important, make sure the flooring company uses dustless sanding when they work on these types of jobs.  Tri Point Flooring is happy to refinish your floor, dustless sanding and all, for less than the competition. With over 500,000 square feet of flooring done annually, we have the experience and know-how to do your job better and more efficiently than any of our competitors! If you have any questions or are interested in booking a free consultation, just let us know!’

Wood Floor Sand and Refinish Obstacles

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One of the main obstacles when installing hardwood flooring as well as throughout the refinishing process is definitely furniture.

Prior to the Arrival of your Hardwood Floor Refinishers, Removing Furniture Completely is of the Upmost Importance.

This includes anything that is not permanently affixed to the floor. Unless otherwise noted, we do not move furniture. This is because we are expert hardwood flooring professionals, not movers. We want to avoid any risk of damaging your valuables. Which is why we choose to stick to what we are great at, hardwood flooring services. Note the most common area people forget about when removing obstacles is closet floors including pantry floors.

Refinishing Obstacle = Appliances

Ok so by now you are probably thinking, “what am I going to do with the appliances”? Well, the good news is, the dishwasher can stay in place. We do not need to remove the dishwasher in order to refinish your hardwood floors. We simply remove the front toe kick cover and sand behind it as much as possible. So that leaves the stove and the refrigerator. These two appliances aren’t easy to move. If you are not able to move them yourself we are usually able to work around them. This is contingent upon the layout of your kitchen, existing wood floor color and selected new stain color.

Please note, that for a complete and perfect sand all obstacles including large appliances need to be moved prior to our arrival.

If you have a gas appliances we recommend you contact PSNC to disconnect and reconnect them. When the time comes, whoever does move your appliances back in should be careful not to roll or drag the appliances on the newly coated hardwood flooring. They should be lifted and set in placed and never rolled on the fresh polyurethane.

Furry Loved Ones Are Great! But Please Remove This Obstacle Prior to Our Arrival

Although we love our pets, our pets need to be thought of as well when sanding and refinishing our hardwood floors for a couple of reasons. Mainly because we are dealing with wet product. Each coat of finish can take up to 4 hours for water based and 12 hours for oil based polyurethane to dry.

Choosing a superior water based finish like Bona Traffic HD is a great option for homes with medium to large pets. What used to be a full week cure time is now only 48 hours! The entire family, including furry friends, no longer have to remain displaced for an entire week waiting on the wood floor to dry!

Stain Color is NOT an obstacle so long as you preselect your favorite 3 colors. One of the coolest parts of sanding and refinishing your hardwood floors is that you have the opportunity to change the color of your stain.

As part of our process we ask that you preselect 3 stain colors from our Bona stain colors page, our DuraSeal stain colors page, or work with us so we can custom create the stain color your heart desires.

If you are planning to be away during your hardwood floor refinishing process and therefore not an obstacle, we can apply the stain samples before you leave. Please note, this additional service prior to your full service appointment, will incur an additional cost. Otherwise, stain samples are put down on day 1 of the refinish process.

When returning your furniture, attach felt pads the furniture where it comes in contact with the hardwood.

Using felt not only keeps the floor safe from scratches but felt also makes your furniture easy to slide and therefore not an obstacle when it needs to be moved in the future. For example, to reach an outlet. Keeping felt pads clean or changing frequently will help reduce grit build up. Protecting the flooring topcoat with CLEAN felt pads ultimately extends the life of the finish. For area rugs we also recommend using felt. Felt for area rugs can be purchased in three or four foot rolls and cut down to size as needed. Do not use rubber as rubber can break down and stain your hardwood.

Our Service Area Includes:

Cary NC
Raleigh NC
Apex NC
Chapel Hill NC

Hours of Operation:

Monday • 8:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday • 8:00am-6:00pm
Wednesday • 8:00am-6:00pm
Thursday • 8:00am-6:00pm
Friday • 8:00am-6:00pm

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