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Using Sanding Poles for Installing Decorative Chip Floors

August 20, 2018

Most installations of decorative chip flooring implement the use of a flat trowel or floor buffing machine with a brush to knock down chips.

One tip to reduce stress on your back and improve overall reach / fit into spaces where machines can’t, is to use a painter’s sanding pole to knock down the chips before sealing the floor.

The procedure is as follows:

  • Remove the majority of chips/flakes quickly to remove the bulk.
  • Use a painter’s swivel head sanding pole with #80 – #100 grit paper or screen.
  • With the sanding pole swipe the chips quickly from side to side as well as forward and back, working backwards.
  • Once you get a feel for it you will pick up speed and be done with a nice flat floor.
  • Remove the excess chips once more and you’re ready for your grout coat.

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