Whether you are installing wood flooring, laminates, vinyl, tile, or carpet, it is important to have the necessary equipment for completing the job. A part of that equipment consists of safety gear. Wearing the proper safety gear while commencing a new flooring installation will not only make your job easier but ensure your safety as you pursue the job. Listed below is the necessary gear for keeping you safe during a floor installation.
Wearing safety goggles is key to avoiding unexpected eye injuries. It’s important to always put on protective goggles while working on a floor installation and when being in the area of an active flooring job. Considering that eye injuries are unexpected, you never know when a piece of the material may come flying into your eye, and as they say, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Having to wear a dust mask or, in some cases, a vapor respirator may seem like a lot. Still, protecting your respiratory system from the dust and fumes produced during a flooring installation is necessary.
Knee pads are handy in protecting your knees from the pain and strain that can follow during and after a flooring installation. There’s a variety of kneepads to choose from. However, for a more comfortable experience, it is best to buy contractor-grade knee pads made of cloth that can adjust to fit you.
Having the Right Shoes
Wearing work safety boots is the best way to ensure your feet are protected. However, other closed-toe shoes that are slip-resistant, capable of resisting compression, and providing comfort are also suitable for the job. It is recommended to choose shoes that have enough cushion, are comfortable, slip-resistant, and most importantly, provide enough protection to your feet.
Not only do your feet need protection, but so do your hands and fingers. The best gloves to provide protection are heavy gloves with reinforced fingertips. Wearing gloves can protect your hand and fingers from bruises, cuts, chemicals, and adhesives. If you don’t feel comfortable suiting up in any of these different types of equipment for a floor installation, get in touch with our professional team for the job!
Hardwood Flooring from Jason Brown Wood Floors
At Jason Brown Wood Floors, our commitment to quality installation is clear in all that we do, which is why our customers consistently rate us as one of the top contractors in the region. We have been awarded Baltimore Magazine’s Best of Baltimore Award 4 times and have been proudly serving the Baltimore Area for over 16 years. If you’re ready to speak with someone about your hardwood flooring project, we want to hear from you! Contact us at 410-668-9131 or send us a message here.
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