Does someone in your home have allergies or asthma
? If so, you should probably go dustless. Wood dust can be harmful, so choosing Dustless Sanding offers health benefits in addition to easy cleanup.
Some companies say you can’t sand engineered hardwood, but we say you can. As long as your floor has a 2 millimeter wear layer — which most engineered products have — sanding and refinishing shouldn’t be a problem.
Of course, there are some situations where we would not recommend sanding your engineered hardwood. For instance, if your floor is over concrete, you run the risk of sanding through the boards where the concrete is not level. We are always happy to talk with you about your flooring situation to make sure that refinishing is right for you.
Before we sand your floor, we can help you pick your stain color. If you are interested in a dark stain, there will be some additional things for you to consider. Almost anyone can do a natural wood stain, but achieving a great looking dark stain is an art. Here are some tips:
1) Make sure that your floor is smooth — the smoother the floor, the more consistent the color.
2) Give your dark stain plenty of time to dry.
3) A thorough sanding job is key, and you may need someone with experience opening the grain.
Addressing these considerations will add time to your project, but it will be well worth the extra effort. When a dark stain is not done professionally, it shows.