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What to Do During the Sanding Work

  • To facilitate the performance of the tasks and to prevent any harmful air circulation, you should leave the premises for the entire duration of the work. Otherwise, you will have to remain in a room that is not requisitioned by the work.
  • Especially during the finishing stage, our team should be alone on the premises to avoid any air circulation. Upon the application of the varnish, and then for the next 48 hours, do not open the doors or windows, and do not move around on the floors unless otherwise advised by your flooring professional.
  • Do not move around on the surfaces during or after sanding, varnishing, or oiling.
  • Air movements during the varnishing must be reduced as much as possible. Make sure that you’ve switched off all the ventilation systems and that all the doors and windows are closed. These guidelines must be followed for 24 hours following the application of the layers of varnish.
  • Make sure that your doors and windows are airtight. For example, entrance halls are often poorly insulated. During the winter season, cold air can cause dust to circulate on the floor. This could impair the adherence of the varnish to your wood floor.
  • It’s important to leave the lights on even after the finishing is complete to create optimal varnishing conditions. Indeed, high brightness improves the drying process and provides a better-quality finish.
  • Although our professional and qualified staff handles our heavy machinery with the necessary precautions, the walls may suffer a few scratches during the transport of our equipment inside your home.
  • To carry out a quality sanding, it’s essential to bring the edger (a machine used to sand the edges of rooms) as close as possible to the quarter rounds. As a result, you may have to touch up the paint at the base of the walls.
  • The application of the stain – a very fluid liquid – is very delicate. Even when taking all the usual precautions, traces of colour are sometimes inevitable on the surrounding materials. You may have to touch up the paint or clean for this reason.
  • To assess the final result of a floor sanding job, you just have to position yourself in the centre of the room and observe the work. In addition, floor or staircase work must be observed from standing height.
  • We take your satisfaction to heart and we strive to carry out a job that comes as close as possible to perfection. A margin of error – qualified as human – is nevertheless possible and accepted under APCHQ standards. Don’t forget that the work is done largely by hand and that a certain margin of error is normal.
  • Wood is a natural material. Its beauty and charm lie in variety and originality. Particularly when applying a stain, colour shades may vary in intensity, even on the same board. In other words, the colour may appear in different shades depending on the type, species, and grade of the wood. Don’t be surprised to find that the wood in one room differs a little from the wood in another room.
  • If you opt for our dust-free floor sanding service, please note that, to date, no technology makes it possible to achieve 100% dust-free sanding.
  • Given that the temperature may vary from one house to the next, it’s possible that the protective coating installed on your wood will take more time to dry than normal. In such a situation, we ask for your full cooperation in giving us the necessary time to finish the work according to industry standards.
  • To the extent possible, you must maintain a temperature of 22 degrees Celsius ± 3 degrees of deviation and a relative humidity between 40 and 55%. If you leave the premises during the work, you must provide the necessary specifications to the team leader so that they can control the indoor temperature in your absence.
  • At any time during the work, if an action, manoeuvre, event, process, or service is different from the agreement initially made with one of our team’s leaders, or if you are in any way dissatisfied, it is your responsibility to immediately notify the person in question of this.

*To the best of our knowledge, the information contained in this document is accurate. As conditions and product application methods may vary, no guarantee is given on the recommendations or on the final result. It is the responsibility of the owner/user to verify the suitability of the methods and to ensure the proper preservation of the treated areas.