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Be careful carrying out wood flooring maintenance work (Part 1)

Those involved with the wood flooring industry will know all about the necessity to take care when performing any kind of maintenance task on a floor. For those attempting to install a new wood floor or sand an old one, the points detailed in this article and the following one are very important.

Health and safety is a topic often discussed these days, but many times people skim over the details when taking on any manual work. If you don’t want to learn a lesson the hard way, it is always worth spending time considering the many issues involved.

For those who are specialists in hardwood flooring, their many years of experience can come in handy when assessing a situation and knowing how to handle different scenarios, but for those thinking about carrying out maintenance on their own floors it is not worth taking any risks.

For example, it is always advisable to read the MSDS sheets on using various flooring finishes as some include toxic components and should be avoided.

However, it is not just with your general health where reading up on what you are about to do is a precautionary measure. In the next article we will look at wearing protective clothing and making use of the right equipment.

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