TYPICAL REFINISHING COST $2.25-$3.50 s/f
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Why Floor Sanding?
Nothing can compare with the renovated look of your old hardwood flooring or softwood (original pine boards) floors. The authentic feeling of the old, dry timber, gone through the restoration process of the floor sanding, can not be replaced by any type of newly laid solid wood floors or parquet flooring. Whether its contemporary urban loft conversation, a Victorian terraced house or country cottage, it is the choice of restoration, we will always recommend – as the beauty of the old french oak timber, beach, cherry or mahogany, can not be replaced by anything else.
As a fact, based on estate agents and landlords statistics – properties which have well-maintained real wooden floors rather than carpet, vinyl or laminate are more likely to command higher prices.
What To Expect From an Wood Floor Sanding Company?
Solid wood floor sanding, engineered flooring restoration, parquet floor sanding (e.g. herringbone), floorboards renovation, including floor repairs, staining, gap filling and sealing with polyurethane or wax.
Before Starting Your Floor Sanding Project:
What is the overall look you want to create? Contrast or smooth, light or dark What furniture color the rooms should accommodate?
Would like to match existing decoration and furniture?
How much natural light is there?
Do you want a uniform finish or are you worried about droughts?
Filling the gaps between the floor boards might be an option. What type of finish you would like your sealant to have (water base/ wax / oil polyurethane) – satin,semi-gloss, gloss?
Would you like to have a natural, environmentally friendly option? Solid Oak and Parquet Flooring in Stock We stock as well large quantities of pre finshed solid oak flooring and parquet wood blocks in 3 grades.
”Refinishing and sanding your hardwood floors is necessary to preserve their quality and beauty. Any refinishing is done solely to enhance the woods natural color and protect it from the elements. The best time to sand and refinish your hardwood floors is when you move into a new house or apartment as all of the furniture, rugs, etc. need to be removed from the area during the process. Proper refinishing should last about 10 years. However, high traffic rooms will need to be done more often. But the two types of floors.”
Pre-finished Hardwood Floors
These are the new main stream products in hardwood flooring. They can be acrylic impregnated, engineered, or solid. They have a tough factory finish, which is the main reason for its popularity. They are also extremely easy to install and eliminate the need for messy sanding. Most pre-finished floors done within the last ten years are urethane finished. Test this by placing a couple drops of water on an obscure area. If the area turns white after 15 minutes, you have a waxed finish. Older floors are likely to have shellac or varnish finishes. Unfortunately these do not work well with the newer urethane finishes and must be completely removed if you want a urethane finish. There is also likely to be some amount of aluminum oxide in the newer pre-finished floors.
Floors These come in solid and engineered, and both must be job site finished. They come in varying lengths and widths. Sanding and finishing can take anywhere from a few days to a week depending on size, stain, and number of top finish coats. Generally the finishes are oil or water based. Our first priority is to protect the beauty of your home so whether you have finished or unfinished floors, we section off other areas and furniture to prevent sanding dust from spreading throughout your home. Our expert technicians also use dust containment systems to limit the amount of dust in the air. And with refinishing, it is important to have as little air flow as possible in the area as airborne particles can become embedded into the newly applied finish. Something as simple as foot traffic or turning on the air conditioner/heating system can kick up dust. So it is better to allow more time to dry to avoid problem areas in your floors.
Oil-based stain is strongly recommended for wood flooring, no matter oil-modified or water based finish will use on top of it. The key is the stain has to be dry.
OUR TYPICAL WOOD FLOOR REFINISHING PROCEDURE
Sanding procedure that we perform is usually with a dust containment system to minimize the dust from going thru out the home. Our sand and refinish process includes sanding the wood floors down to the bare wood with 2 or 3 sand papers 36,40,80 grit sand papers we then fill the wood floors for cracks and buff out the floor with a flooring buffer using a real fine sand paper kinda like a window screen this takes out all imperfections that may have been left from the floor sander and creates a smooth mirror like surface that closes the wood grain thus allowing the stain not to penetrate deep in the wood flooring. After the wood stain has dried with then apply two coats of oil base polyurethane of course lightly sanding in between the two coats and proceed to finish the wood flooring with new shoe molding and transitions strips. We then remove all debris like plastic we would have placed in door ways to stop dust from traveling thru out.