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When Should I Sand The Floors Of My New Home?

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Sand Your Wood Floors Before You Move Into Your New Home

Moving into a new home in Minnesota is an exciting experience, but it can also be stressful. That’s why taking the necessary steps to ensure that your hardwood floors are properly prepared before you move in is important. Floor sanding is one of the most important steps to ensure your floors look their best when you move into your new Minnesota home. Sanding will help protect your hardwood floor from everyday wear and tear, as well as provide a smooth surface for furniture and other items. We will go over some reasons you should get your floors sanded before you move and not after. Plus, with spring being the ideal time for moving to a new home in the Twin Cities, now is the perfect time to get a head start on sanding your floors!

Don’t Wait to Sand Your Floors

If your new home has wood floors that need attention, don’t put off what you can do today. Damage can become worse over time. If you’re in Minnesota, it’s much better to get your hardwood flooring sanded before you move in. Doing so will ensure your floors look their best.

You can sand the floors of your new home almost any time of year and refinish them too.  So long as the temperature inside is between 65 – 75 degrees during the process and remains that way for 30 days afterward. Other than that, it’s not too much of an issue. However, spring and fall may be ideal in Minnesota because of the humidity. 

4 Reasons To Sand Your Floors Before You Move

How long Does the Sanding Process Take?

Most customers need to know how long it might take to do a whole sanding and refinishing of their home. Of course, it depends on the size, condition, and work you need on your current flooring. It will take longer if you need carpet removal, for example. The job can take more than 7 days for a large project. It can take a while before you can move furniture or even put your feet on the floor, usually at least 24 hrs.

Save on Moving & Storage Costs

If you plan your floor sanding and finishing right, the whole process will be completed before you move in. If it’s not planned correctly, you may have to postpone your move date. It would be preferable to avoid moving your furniture three times and save money with movers and storage costs. 

Avoid Construction and Chemical Smells

Floor refinishing is a popular way to restore your floors to their original beauty. However, it can come with some hazards, including the use of chemicals, construction sounds, and smells. It’s essential to be aware of these risks before refinishing your floors.

The sanding, staining, and refinishing process all come with some noise, mess, and smells. These smells can be tough to live with. If you want to avoid living in a construction zone, the best time would be before you move into the space. Although, a close second might be when you are on vacation.

Maintain Your Family’s Schedule

Most flooring contractors are happy to work around your schedule and needs and will clean up any mess that may be part of the process. It can be hard to get a job done if you or most of your family are always home. Some flooring techniques are time sensitive, and once the floor sanders start, they can only stop once the job is completed. They need to keep their schedule to avoid mistakes or damage. Making sure your family is prepared to share space with construction. It is something you should discuss before starting the project. This is why it is ideal for you to leave home for a few hours or more.

Your Hardwood Floor Project Can Start Today

If you want to sand the floors of your new home, look no further than Dave’s Floor Sanding. We have decades of experience in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. We specialize in hardwood floor sanding and refinishing services. And we offer sanding, installing, and more for residential and commercial clients in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. Our team of experienced professionals can help you get the job done quickly and efficiently. We want you to enjoy your beautiful new floors for years to come. Contact us today to learn how we can help you with your project!