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The Preparation Job Before Flooring Removal

Whether you’ re a contractor, business owner, or homeowner, it may benefit you to know the necessary steps to take before removing the floor and then resurfacing it. After all, if you don’ t start the process in the right direction, you may find yourself in a place where it’ s too late to turn back and remedy all the job you have done.

Remove all the unnecessary objects from the surface

A forgotten piece of furniture, no matter how small, can become a trouble and even a hidden safety hazard. Make sure to remove all the unnecessary objects before you begin your job.

Make sure to have the proper equipment for the job

From cleaning to grinding to coating, your very first measure should be to ensure you have everything you need for the job before you start. Perhaps the last thing you’ ll like want is to interrupt your work because of lack of certain equipment, and scramble to find flooring equipment to rent or buy.

Follow the manufacturer's instructions of the equipment

Every equipment and every model is different. Also year-to-year changes made by manufacturers to their equipment can add up, and before you know it, you have incorrectly operated a floor grinder or scraper and potentially putting yourself at risk. More importantly, in addition to safety, without fully knowing your machine you may damage the floor in ways that take hours to repair.

Disposal for the aggregate and other materials

Depending on your process and the type of surface you’ re facing, you may end up with a lot of broken up tile, aggregate, and other materials. Ensure you have enough waste bins to house all the bits. And don’t forget to look up proper disposal procedures as well and try to have no impact on your current environment.  

The cleaning process should be carried out

The depth of the cleaning process will depend on the surface type. If you’ re looking to remove tile, following some basic cleaning procedures will do. But when it comes to epoxy or coating removal, ensure that you remove the floor of any potential contaminants that may stick around upon resurfacing the floor. Also note also that all the water should be removed before resurfacing the floor or you could risk compromising the integrity of your coating with moisture.

If the preparation job is done well before you start the flooring removal, then the next stage of your work will proceed more smoothly and efficiently. DTS Diamond Tools offer a wide of professional diamond tooling for flooring removal and surface preparation, such as HTC EZ change grinding tools, Husqvarna redi lock grinding tools, Klindex easy change grinding tools, etc. If you have any questions or concerns about your flooring, please feel free to contact us anytime.

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