What Is Dustless Sanding?

This process creates less dust than the standard sanding process. With the right system, approximately 90% of the dust that would otherwise be released into the air is captured and contained in a way that allows for easy disposal.

Although it is called a “dustless” process, it is actually not completely dust-free. With any wood floor repair process, a small amount of dust is always generated and released into the air.

However, a proper dust control system will handle most of the dust created during the sanding process.

Is Dustless Sanding Worth It?

Dustless hardwood floor sanding is a popular request from homeowners. It's more efficient than regular sanding and it's healthier because it helps you maintain the indoor air quality. It also requires less cleanup.

Do Dustless Floor Sanders Work?

Overall, dustless sanding will create much less dust than the average standard sanding process. The dust is captured and contained in a way that makes it very easy to clean up. How Does It Work? While dustless sanding isn't completely dust-free, it does take care of most of the dust created.

The Advantages of Dustless Hardwood Floor Sanding

It is ideal for people with asthma and sensitivity to dust. It's also a good idea to use a dust-free sanding process when working with vulnerable groups like children or when working in a hospital or rehabilitation center.

It’s also a great idea because it can help cut down on finish problems, since many hardwood floor finish problems are caused by dust that isn’t properly removed from the floor before proceeding to the next step in the installation process.

Dustless Sanding typically takes less time than the standard sanding process because less cleaning is required - you don't need to hire a cleaning company to clean up after work.

Note that you can’t throw caution to the wind when using a dustless sanding setup. For example, you still should tack the floor in between each coat of finish. But if you have the proper system in place, the majority of the dust should be taken care of.