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How dusty is refinishing hardwood floors?

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I am planning on having my hardwood floors refinished and I keep hearing horror stories from coworkers who’ve had their floors redone. They went through the process 10+ years ago and I am not sure if things have changed. I will be living in the house while it’s being done (with the exception of a couple of days) and am wondering what to expect. Will I be dusting for months just to get it under control? Will I have to clean off the walls because dust has settled on the wall texture (yes, I’ve gotten that story!)? Any information or recent personal experiences you can offer would be much appreciated. Thank you!

Face it girl Your house will get dust all over. No matter if the contractor uses vac bags or not. No matter if he/she closes off the bottoms of the doorways with towels or rags. You will be cleaning dust for days!!!!! It can’t be avoided. Just as a messy kitchen can’t be avoided if you are gonna cook Thanksgiving dinner. I have been through this a few times. First off there was no bags no vac no prep for the mess, next time I insisted in the Vac bags rags, at doorways, and extra men cleaning as the lead man was sanding. It doesn’t matter, the dust will get out and about. It will minimize the damage but if you got to dust everything it doesn’t matter if the dust is just a tiny bit you still got to clean it right? And off of everything.
Just be prepared, Wrap valuables with plastic, cover furniture with sheets, and have plenty of bags for your Hoover!!!!And believe me You will have to clean dust off of everything more than once. I used a gas powered blower to get the fisrt inch of dust out, opened all the windows and doors and cranked up the ole homelite.

4 Responses to “How dusty is refinishing hardwood floors?”

  1. mysbrink Says:

    Yes, it is VERY dusty. Best thing to do is to get a roll of plastic and cover your entryways and windows to prevent the dust from moving through the entire house. As far as the walls go, they aren’t that heard to clean after, just tedious. It is worth it though. Your floors will look great when they are finished!
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  2. T C Says:

    Well you are sanding wood and the finish on it, so it is dusty. There is no need to have to clean dust from the whole house. Just close off the rooms you are sanding and clean up at the days end. Shut off the a/c while sanding.
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  3. stevetower Says:

    Some professionals have equipment that controls dust very well. Some don’t. Some put up dust barriers that contain dust. Some fill up your house will dust. See what your prospective contractors offer without telling them your expectations first.
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  4. russbillen Says:

    Face it girl Your house will get dust all over. No matter if the contractor uses vac bags or not. No matter if he/she closes off the bottoms of the doorways with towels or rags. You will be cleaning dust for days!!!!! It can’t be avoided. Just as a messy kitchen can’t be avoided if you are gonna cook Thanksgiving dinner. I have been through this a few times. First off there was no bags no vac no prep for the mess, next time I insisted in the Vac bags rags, at doorways, and extra men cleaning as the lead man was sanding. It doesn’t matter, the dust will get out and about. It will minimize the damage but if you got to dust everything it doesn’t matter if the dust is just a tiny bit you still got to clean it right? And off of everything.
    Just be prepared, Wrap valuables with plastic, cover furniture with sheets, and have plenty of bags for your Hoover!!!!And believe me You will have to clean dust off of everything more than once. I used a gas powered blower to get the fisrt inch of dust out, opened all the windows and doors and cranked up the ole homelite.
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