SANDING AND REFINISHING
Over time, hardwood flooring can become worn and damaged, either from neglect or mishap. However, many floors can be restored to their former glory by our professional refinishing services.
Damage can occur from:
Deep scratches and stains
Sharp objects, producing gouges or indentations
Water damage, causing swelling, discoloration and unevenness
Wear and tear that is left untreated, causing uneven spots, open seams and raised grain
All of these situations require complete removal of the old finish by sanding down to the bare wood. Any defects in the hardwood are patched and sealed, then the floor is stained or sealed, followed by application of a fresh satin or gloss finish.
TYPES OF FLOOR FINISHES
The finish on your hardwood floors consists of an optional colored stain, covered by a durable, transparent sealing layer, which comes in a number of varieties.
We offer three choices of hardwood finishing products:
Extremely durable and available in a high-gloss or satin sheen. Has a strong odor until cured and tends to yellow slightly over time.
Available in both satin and gloss finishes, it has the advantage of very little odor and is likely to yellow. It is somewhat less durable than oil-based and less dense, so requires additional coats.
Clear, durable finish and dries quickly. However, it has a strong odor until dry.
THE REFINISHING PROCESS
Our hardwood floor refinishing process begins with our state-of-the-art power sanding equipment to expertly remove old damage as well as level the surface. Next, any gaps, gouges or imperfections are filled. After a brief drying period, the floor is re-sanded with a finer grade to remove any excess filler and scratches for a smooth final surface. The floor is given a final clean and then the stain is applied, if desired. Finally, multiple coats of a finishing product is applied. Once dry, the finish is buffed between coats to ensure a smooth, even finish.