How can you tell if Hardwood Floors Need a total or touch up Refinishing?
Place a drop of water on the hardwood floor. Watch to see if the drop
beads up and sits there or if it soaks in really slowly. If either of these
occur you probably just need a good cleaning and polishing. However, if the
drop soaks in almost immediately, the wood fibers are probably at the
surface exposed and the wood floor needs refinishing. Keep in mind that
floors that are damaged with warped boards, older set in stains, dents,
gaps, and squeaky boards should get the needed repairs before continuing
with the refinishing process.
No Dust At All ) Sanding Process... We Use "Bona Atomic Dust
Containment Systems". A State of The Art Dustless Sanding System.
When finishing or refinishing wood floors sanding is
normally part of the process. Sanding "in the past" would
create a cloud of dust that was not only hard to clean up
afterwards but also bad for your health. With our dustless
sanding systems all airborne dust particles are caught
before they enter the air into an airtight container.
With our dustless sanding systems there is no need for many of the
inconveniences of the past. The dust free environment ensures a perfect finish.
It's great for people with sensitive noses or allergies. No dust all over
everything eliminates the clean up frustration afterwards. Dust doesn't enter
the air ducks and stay in the ventilation system. Pets don't have to be sent
away until the job is done.
find that your wood floors need to be refinish...
The sanding process will remove a lot of surface wood in order to smooth it
out. For this reason hardwood floor should be at least 3/4" thick.
Some of the newer style floors are made as thin as 1/4" and can never be
Many people appreciate the added character that age and "normal" wear and
tear bring about on wooden floors. Others not so much... If a
flawless perfect appearance is what you want refinishing the floors every
five years is an average. It really depends on the condition of
the floor. The amount of foot traffic and what the area is used for
will greatly influence this.
Floor refinishing will bring back the luster of older or
scuffed hardwood floors without question by bringing back
the grain. Refinishing involves re-sanding the floors.
We use only LOW VOC GREEN CERTIFIED products and machines to
ensure good air quality during and after installation and or
any treatments. The next step is re-applying a new layer of
polyurethane water or oil based. Staining or
re-staining or changing stain colors is also done at this
time if desired.
Staining Hardwood Floors
A clear sealer can be used for
your newly refinished floor or a stain, water or oil based. Stains are
just like paint. They always look a little different on the floor from
what they looked like when you saw them as a sample color. For this
reason try out stains somewhere in a hidden area first. This will give
you a more accurate representation of what the floors will look like.
- Remember not to move in any furniture until the floors are COMPLETELY DRY!
- Consider buying a dark wood if you are going to apply a dark stain.
Two Tips To Remember!