Nobody likes dust, especially when it comes to hardwood sanding and refinishing. That’s why the Bona Atomic dust containment system is such an important part of Michigan Hardwood Floor Services’ sanding and refinishing services: it contains the dust that the sanding process generates. 

Why You Need a Dust Containment System (DCS)

Unfortunately one of the by-products of getting your hardwood floors sanded and refinished is lots of dust. For decades, dust has posed a problem in the hardwood floor refinishing industry. If not contained properly during the sanding process, the vast amount of dust generated can lead to a huge inconvenient mess.

  • Superfine dust can get into, onto, and under absolutely everything after having floors refinished.
  • Imagine having to move out of your home for a few days while you get your floors refinished, and then, just when you think the worst is over, having to spend more days cleaning the dusty mess before moving back.
  • Picture dust throughout all your cupboards and closets, on your out-of-reach light fixtures and ceiling fans, all over the walls and sills, and worse… throughout the impossible-to-get-o ducting running through the house. Everything is coated with a fine film of dust and it all needs hours and hours of cleaning.
  • Don’t forget that dust can also be a carcinogen and harmful to your health and the health of your family.

Unfortunately, that’s the reality for many Michigan homeowners who hire hardwood floor sanding companies that sand floors and (try to) contain dust the traditional way. 

How Dust Used to be Contained… 

The traditional way of sanding a floor includes using cloth bags that are tied to the big belt sander and smaller cloth bags attached to the edgers. They work to an extent, but they are by no means effective at completely containing the vast amounts of dust these machines kick out. A lot of dust gets airborne throughout the cloth bags. Then there’s the mess caused by the bags being shaken as they’re emptied out.

The biggest dust maker though is the buffer. This machine is used to blend the different sanding patterns of the belt sander and edger and provide a flat finished floor. Because it’s a finishing sander, it kicks up super fine dust like nothing else, and… it has no bag attached to even try to contain the mess.

No wonder people put off getting their floors restored!

Bona Dust Containment System

The New Way of Dust Containment

The last few years have seen big achievements in the dust containment field.

At Michigan Hardwood Floors Services, we have experimented with and used numerous dust containment systems during this time. They all worked much better than just using cloth bags. But all had limitations.

For example, portable dustless systems set up inside the house still let small clouds of dust escape as they were emptied – a common occurrence because of their small drums. Furthermore, dust would go everywhere when the systems got blocked up and needed cleaning out. Finally, they were noisy and got in the way.

We wanted something better.

We wanted a system that would guarantee that 98 – 99 percent of the dust generated by our sanding machines would be sucked up…  and taken completely out of the house so it was gone for good. No more removing full bags of dust or unclogging a blocked vacuum inside, or just outside the door, of a customer’s home.

Bona Dustless Containment System Trailer

Introducing the Bona Dust Containment System!

After much consideration and careful research, Michigan Hardwood Floor Services decided to invest in one of the best – if not the best and most powerful – dust containment systems available:  the state-of-the-art BONA Atomic DCS system!

This high-end dust containment system is mounted in an enclosed trailer and has a super powerful 4-stroke, V-Twin gas-powered engine driving it. It creates a lot of CFM and water lift – both important measurements for removing dust. It makes the other dust containment systems look like toys. This machine is a dust-eating monster!

The belt sander, edger, and yes, even the buffer, are connected to a 2″ non-marking hose which is attached to the separate dust collector vacuum system located in the trailer.

The sanding dust is sucked up at the source and then quickly and efficiently transferred outside through the long hoses where it’s dumped into the large enclosed trailer-mounted drum, never to be seen again. The emptying all gets done off-site and if there is ever a problem with the system getting blocked, the problem is contained in the enclosed trailer, far away from your home. It works amazingly well in stopping almost all the dust from becoming airborne during the sanding process.

The Bona DCS: a Dust Eating Monster!

It is an amazing system that offers customers a new level of cleanliness. Not only will your home be much cleaner after the refinishing process because of the lack of dust, but it also has other benefits.

The Wet Finish Isn’t Roughed Up By Dust

With the old way of sanding, there was a lot of dust floating around in the room… even if it had been cleaned and vacuumed well. These dust particles would land on the wet finish as it dried and cause a rough surface in areas. With the powerful Bona Atomic DCS trailer, the dust gets sucked away before it gets airborne, so there is little dust left in the air.

The Floor is Smoother and Debris-Free

It also keeps everyone’s clothes and hair dust-free while sanding takes place, so no dust falls onto the hardwood floors and finish. That means a much smoother and debris-free floor for you to enjoy.

The Air is Better for Breathing

There’s also a huge health benefit.

Because dust is kept to an absolute minimum during the sanding process, you have no vast amounts of carcinogenic dust spread throughout your home and in the ducting as there is with the old way of sanding. You and your family can breathe safely afterward.

The Bona Atomic DCS is GreenGuard Certified for indoor air quality.

Watch Dustless Sanding with the BONA Dust Containment System in Action

This 2:03-minute video shows you what dustless sanding with the Bona Atomic Dust Containment System looks like:

As you can see, the Bona Atomic DCS is truly innovative in reducing how much dust the hardwood flooring sanding process generates.

Ready to Have Your Hardwood Floors Dustlessly Sanded and Refinished?

When you work with Michigan Hardwood Floor Services, you can count on dustless sanding with the BONA Dust Containment System, so your hardwood refinishing project delivers you the stunning floors you have been dreaming of.

Don’t hesitate to reach out with your questions.