As the trend toward restoring older homes continues, more and more people are turning to our hardwood floor refinishing service to renew the hardwood floors in your home. Hardwood floors provide years of low maintenance and beauty, yet they are relatively affordable and easy to restore. With our low prices, hardwood floor refinishing with Fabulous Floors is one of the most affordable services in the industry. Additionally, refinishing your wood floors instead of replacing them can improve your property value and save you hundreds of dollars over replacing the whole area! Our trained technicians will explain the whole process in detail and deliver results you’ll love.
The Hardwood Floor Refinishing Process
STEP 1: Remove Carpet
If the carpet is present, we scrape bonded carpet pads by hand with a putty knife. We take care to follow the grain of the wood and make sure to not gouge the hardwood as we scrape. We use a chemical solvent can to speed the process and then we get rid of the leftover carpet staples with the help of our handy needle nose pliers. Once existing flooring materials have been cleared, we can start the actual hardwood floor refinishing process.
STEP 2: Sand
Our dustless sanding process ensures that a minimal amount of dust is created as we prepare your floors for staining. We start the sanding process with the coarsest grit of sandpaper. Then, we perform three passes, using a finer grit each time. We are careful to move with the grain of the wood as much as possible and keep the sander moving at a steady pace to avoid uneven patches. Since corners are often sanded too much as the machine passes over them repeatedly and there will always be difficult patches where the sanding equipment cannot reach. In these instances, we sand these patches by hand, using the same progression of sandpaper described above. Once the floors have been sanded three times, and we can see the bare wood, they are ready to be prepared for staining.
STEP 3: Stain
After selecting a stain that is just right for you, we will apply the stain using a circular motion and in an even coat to avoid any color inconsistencies. If after the first application the stain is too light, we repeat the process until the desired color is attained. After that is complete, our next step is buffing. We use a tack cloth to clear away dust and debris, and the floors will be ready for their first coat of polyurethane.
STEP 4: Finish
We apply the polyurethane using a mop-like tool or a pad applicator. Once the recommended drying time has elapsed, we repeat the above process two more times. This makes three coats of polyurethane total. After you let your floors dry for about 24 hours, the process is complete! Your hardwood floors are ready to take on the daily foot traffic they were designed for.
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