After extended use of or neglect to your floors, it could be time to consider sanding and refinishing them. In the process of sanding and refinishing hardwood floors, hardwood flooring contractors are able to revitalize existing floors and make use of hardwood that is still in salvageable condition. When only part of the hardwood is damaged, many repairs can be localized and give the overall flooring system a brand new finishing appearance.
Sanding is the process of shaving and smoothing the top layer of your hardwood floors. For older floors that are damaged or uneven, sanding helps remove their splintering edges and softens the top before adding a finish. If your floors have not been sanded before attempting to add a finish, they could appear disheveled, uneven, and be uncomfortable to walk on. To avoid the messy look and any injuries, sanding your hardwood floors is always recommended when attempting to refinish them or even repair minor damages.
Refinishing your floors is done after sanding has been completed and gives your hardwood floors an even and stunning topcoat. Also serving as a protectant against spills, stains, scuffs, and scratches, the topcoat is added to protect the wood as much as possible. Refinishing your wood can be done in a variety of finishes, depending on the look you desire, ranging from matte to satin to glossy. Another option is to laminate the hardwood floors, which gives them a stronger top layer and intensifies their gloss and color under light.
Touch-ups are done by using wood fillers that ease the appearance of scratches or marks along the hardwood. Typically, if the imperfection is minor, most can be reversed using a woof filler that fills the crevice with a wood-like composite and hardens to strengthen the integrity and appearance of the wood. Since items and debris can often get caught on deep scratches or the scratches can worsen over time, it’s best to use wood filler to reverse the effects of scratches. If your hardwood flooring finish is chipping, wearing, or simply dissolving over time, we can provide re-polishing and refinishing services that bring your floors back up and looking like new.
Once sanding and refinishing your hardwood floors is complete, there will likely be a mess of dust and debris from sanding. The dust from sanding your hardwood floors can accumulate onto furniture, textiles, and even structural pieces, such as cabinets, counters, and shelves. To avoid the mess and potential allergies that come with cleaning up the excessive sand on your own, we provide a cleaning service that helps rid most of the sand that has built up from the sanding project. Before beginning sanding, however, we always make it a priority to cover importance pieces in your home, so that the cleaning process is easier and more efficient when our work is complete. This means that covering counters, cabinets, shelves, artwork, and furniture are part of our process when attempting to sand your hardwood floors.