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Synopsis: A flooring specialist explains how to use heavy floor-sanding equipment, tools that have the reputation for causing problems if they aren’t operated properly. If you’re doing the job yourself, these tips will help.
Sanding a floor is nasty work. It’s noisy and dusty, and it takes a fair amount of practice to do it right. It’s one of the most frequently subbed-out jobs. But a lot of people are willing to take it on for the first time, as owners of tool-rental shops will readily attest. Here are some tips, and a few precautions.
Take everything that isn’t nailed down out of the room. Cover the built-ins with plastic sheeting, and tack sheets of plastic across any doorways. Rolled-up towels laid against the bottom of the far side of doors in rooms being sanded will also help to contain the dust.
Sweep the floor…