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Dust Containment Systems Minimize Installation Mess

Are you hesitant to install new wood floors, or refinish the ones you already have, because of the mess to your home? Dust containment systems can provide a solution for that.
by NWFA
May 17, 2013
Are you hesitant to install new wood floors, or refinish the ones you already have, because of the mess to your home? Professional wood flooring contractors have a variety of tools available to them to help address this issue, and eliminate most of your concerns.

Much of the mess associated with wood flooring installations and refinish jobs occurs during the sanding phase. Traditional wood flooring sanding systems send dust and debris into the air, while home heating and cooling systems spread it throughout the home. The result often is a fine layer of dust on everything, but new dust containment sanding systems can help minimize this mess. Many dust containment systems available today can eliminate up to 95% of the dust normally associated with job-site finished installations and refinish jobs.

How does it work?

Most dust containment units include a vacuum system that is connected directly to the sanding machine or buffer. This vacuum system collects the dust and contains it in a sealed storage unit, keeping it from spreading throughout the home. While no system will eliminate 100% of the dust, this system combined with both shutting off the work area with plastic sheeting, and turning off the home heating and cooling systems, will eliminate nearly all the dust and debris usually associated with wood flooring installations and refinish jobs.

Talk to your contractor about dust containment options. Find one in your area.


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