How we repaired our home floor with Sablage Sans Poussière
Vinyl flooring has become very popular with homeowners, but this type of material has its disadvantages, too. If it becomes scratched and damaged from pets, children, or other accidents, the easiest way to repair the vinyl flooring is with sablage sans poussière. This process will ensure that your floor looks great and will last a lot longer than if you don’t use this technique. To get you started on the right track, here’s an introduction to how we repaired our home floor with sablagesanspoussiere.net at home.
What is sablage sans pousière?
Sablage Sans Poussière is a revolutionary process for repairing and re-surfacing floors that eliminates dust. Our hardwood floors were heavily damaged by water damage and needed to be resurfaced. After researching many different methods, including replacing the entire wood, sanding everything down, staining, and finishing with polyurethane or polyacrylic, I found the sablage sans poussiere process on the internet. The company is located in Quebec City so I contacted them to see if they could come to my home in Montreal. We ended up agreeing that they would come because it was less expensive than shipping the wood all the way from Quebec City to Montreal.
The process of sablage sans pousière
The name of the process, which translates to sawdust without dust, is a reference to the way that sawdust was used traditionally in France. The technique involves using a portable circular saw to cut an outline around the damaged area, leaving about a quarter-inch thickness of the wood on all sides. Then, using an oscillating belt sander or a drum sander with a platen attachment, the surface surrounding the damage is sanded and smoothed until it meets the line drawn by the circular saw. Finally, new wood is applied over top and shaped so that it matches and blends in seamlessly with the existing flooring.
We’ll be honest, it was hard.
It was hard. But not for the reasons you might think. It wasn’t because the project was difficult, it wasn’t because of the cost or time commitment, and it certainly wasn’t because we were afraid to get dirty. It was hard because no one wants their house to look like a construction zone, and this process is messy and in-your-face while your house is being torn up. There are tools everywhere, sawdust everywhere else, and dust permeating every inch of your space (and lungs). We had to quickly get over the idea that this would be a quick fix that would miraculously transform our floors into something new and shiny overnight; this is a process.
But, it was worth it.
We’ve been in our new house for about a year, and the floors have been a constant source of annoyance. They were never completely level and had been hastily sanded by the previous owners, making it difficult to walk around without running into something. We finally decided to take matters into our own hands when some of the boards started separating from one another.
We started by ordering a sablagesanspoussiere kit (following their instructions) and taking off all the doorways in order to get to the entire room. Then, we removed all the baseboards and set them aside so that they would be easier to install once everything was finished.
Next, we cut away any loose boards using a circular saw and sander attachment from a drill.