If there is one thing a flooring contractor hates more than anything, it's scratches. There is no way to get a perfect wood floor without a perfectly sanded floor and minimizing scratches is critical. Norton SandDollar Pads are a patented design that allows you to smooth and prep the surface of a floor to properly accept the next coat of finish without the risk of swirl marks. The foam backing pad allows the product to abrade the surface without penetrating deep into the finish for an overall smoother floor. Norton Sand Dollars are available in four grits: Coarse/Blue for surface prep for recoating, Medium/Red for between coats abrading of oil modified finishes, and Fine/Yellow for intercoat abrasion of waterbase finishes, oil modified finishes and acid cure finishes. Finally there is the Very Fine/Green which is specialized for intercoat abrasion of waterbased finishes.
California Proposition 65 - www.p65warnings.ca.gov
WARNING: Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction activities contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are:
- lead from lead-based paints,
- crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and
- arsenic and chromium from chemically treated lumber.
Your risk from exposure to these chemicals varies, depending on how often you do this type of work. To reduce your exposure, work in a well-ventilated area and with approved safety equipment, such as dust masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles.