BUFF AND COAT
Everyday wear and tear, foot traffic and spills can dull the finish on any hardwood floor, causing the protective coat to begin to break down, lose its luster and be less effective at protecting the hardwood beneath. Over time, floors will begin to show ugly stains from moisture and allow wear directly to the wood surface. At this point, a complete refinishing may be necessary.
Before your floors get to that point, Cleanable Solutions suggests taking advantage of our finish restoration services. This process involves buffing the surface to remove scratches and imperfections, followed by application of a new coat of polyurethane. The process is less aggressive than sanding and is completely dustless.
Restoration is considerably less expensive than complete refinishing, adding life to your hardwood floors. The process can even address small areas of more severe damage to prevent further damage until a complete refinishing process can be done. Restoration is safer for engineered hardwood since there’s less chance of sanding through the thin veneer surface.
HOW IT WORKS
Our professionals will assess the condition of your floors to ensure a restoration is possible
Your floor will be vacuum cleaned to eliminate any stones or other particles that could damage the floor during buffing.
Next, a fine mesh abrasive pad is attached to a special buffer fitted with a vacuum dust removal hood to gently remove scratches in the finish and any minor imperfections in the hardwood while safely collecting the wood dust.
After ensuring that no dust remains on the floor’s surface, a single coat of sealer is applied with a microfiber applicator.
The average drying time for our finishes is 3 hours, although oil-based polyurethane should be allowed further curing time before use.
If there is too much damage to your floors to achieve satisfactory results, our expert floor technicians will recommend our refinishing services and offer a quote. Although refinishing is somewhat more time-consuming and expensive, it’s the next best thing to a new floor. See our Hardwood Refinishing page for more information.