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Dustless Refinishing is a Win for Your Home and Your Health

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We all know someone who has had their floors sanded and refinished, and the one thing they always complain about is the dust and the mess left behind. 

You may just assume that’s a minor inconvenience on the way to getting shiny new floors. But in reality, it actually poses a significant threat to your health and well-being for months, if not years, to come. 

When dust and chemical particles enter the air during the sanding process, it negatively impacts the indoor air quality in your home. This leaves you and your family at risk of developing serious health issues.

The good news is you have options. Choose to work with a company, like SVB, that specializes in dustless refinishing with exterior dust extraction. You’ll get beautiful-looking hardwood floors without the mess and the health risks. 

Health Risks Associated with the Traditional Sanding Process

Traditionally, the sand and finish process uses solvent-based finishing products and is conducted with little regard to the dust it kicks up. This dust permeates the air and gets into your air ducts. Even if the room is taped off with plastic, dust particles containing toxic chemicals and harmful fumes can still venture into other areas through your vents, creating poor air quality throughout your home. 

The initial effects stemming from poor air quality caused by the traditional sanding process include irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, headaches, dizziness, allergies, and fatigue.

Additionally, people who are already compromised by diseases like asthma, respiratory illnesses, cancer, people who are pregnant, young children, or individuals with developmental disorders are much more susceptible to the serious side effects of sanding hardwood floors. 

Even companies that offer “dustless refinishing” using a bag containment system cannot guarantee that the sand generated is fully contained in the bags they use. Furthermore, these bags are known for breaking, especially if they are not put on properly. Therefore, you can not be totally sure that your home is safe unless a company offers exterior dust extraction. 

Traditional floor sanding may sound frightening. In fact, it may keep you from wanting to redo your hardwood floors. But rest assured, options are available to help you eliminate dust during the sanding process so you and your family can live worry-free. 

Dustless Refinishing with Exterior Dust Extraction

SVB Wood Floors considers your health and the health of your family to be one of their top priorities. That’s why we go above and beyond to collect and fully contain the dust caused by sanding outside your home. Our motto is, if we wouldn’t want to breathe it in, we don’t want you to. 

Some of the benefits of the SVB dustless refinishing process with exterior dust containment include the following:

  • It virtually eliminates the presence of airborne dust in your home
  • Dust does not get into your air vents
  • No need to tape off rooms or hang plastic
  • Little to no cleanup is needed
  • You have the ability to remain in your home (pets can stay too)
  • It is GREENGUARD indoor air quality certified. 

How Our Dustless Refinishing Process Works

We’re proud to offer the most innovative dustless refinishing services on the market. We use the Bona Atomic Dust Containment System®, which sucks up the dust generated by sanding into hoses and evacuates it into an Atomic DCS® trailer outside your home. Research shows that this technology can dramatically reduce the dust in your home by 99.8%. The result is a healthier and happier environment without harmful dust and mess that requires extensive cleanup. 

SVB Wood Floors is Kansas City’s #1 Choice for Dustless Refinishing

Kansas City has trusted SVB wood floors to install and refinish hardwood floors for over 20 years. We’ve installed floors in homes and businesses all over the metro and are proud to partner with Tamara Day, star of Bargain Mansions, on the Magnolia Network. 

We’re proud to have earned the trust of our clients and our community by paying attention to every detail and providing excellent customer service, but we don’t just stop there. 

We also focus on staying up to date with the latest flooring trends and technology available in our industry because “this is the way we’ve always done it” just won’t fly with the SVB team. So you can rest assured that when you work with us, you’re getting the best quality service in the industry. 

Ready to Refinish Your Hardwood Floors?

If your hardwood floors are looking a little worse for wear, then reach out to SVB. Our dustless refinishing service will restore them to their former glory in no time with no mess. 

We offer free, no-obligation in-home design consultations and estimates. You will be given an opportunity to work with a flooring specialist to address your flooring concerns and create a plan for achieving the hardwood floors of your dreams. We will then provide you with a clear line item estimate that contains everything you will need to get the job done right the first time. You can trust that there will be no hidden fees when you work with us. From start to finish, our team will wow you with our professionalism and expertise, so request an estimate today! 

Want to learn more about what it’s like to work with us? Check out our blog: SVB vs. The Leading KC Competitors