Sanding & Refinishing
Sanding & Refinishing
We also refinish existing wood floors. Sanding and refinishing can range from 3-4 days
Hardwood Floor Refinishing
The steps involved in a refinishing job are as follows:
Step 1: The floor is rough-sanded to remove the old finish.
Step 2: A filler which approximates the general color of the wood is toweled over the entire surface of the floor. In the case of top nailed or surface-nailed floors, each nail is set by hand prior to the application of filler, in order to ensure that each nail-hole will accept filler.
Step 3: Once the filler is dry, the floor is sanded again with a finer sand paper to remove any excess filler and smooth out rough-sanding marks.
Step 4: A very fine sand paper is used for the final sanding pass, to remove any sanding marks left by previous passes.
Step 5: The floor is then screened, which is a process similar to sanding, but using a milder abrasive screen instead of sand paper.
Step 6: The floor is vacuumed, and the first coat of finish is applied.
Step 7: The successive coats of finish are then applied, often with an additional screening between coats.
Hardwood Floor Repair
We can repair any voids or replace any damaged wood in your floor. We will provide the same species and grade of wood to match your existing flooring, but it is important to note that matching the species and grade will not always provide an exact match in color and grain character. Such discrepancies are to be expected, and we cannot be held liable for any such discrepancies. Smaller imperfections, such as holes and gaps between boards can often be filled rather than repaired. Many older floors do not hold filler well over time and our customers should expect to do some remedial puttying, especially in high-traffic areas. Therefore, we cannot unconditionally guarantee that filler will hold in your floor.
Hardwood Floor Staining
For customers who have a specific color scheme in mind, we can stain hardwood floor to almost any color. (Staining fir or maple floors is not recommended -- ask one of our estimators for more information.) Brown-tone stains are the most common and will add some cost and about a day to an average-size job. Pastel, white or designer stains will add significant cost and approximately 3 days to an average-size job. We have extensive experience matching stains to existing wood, but our customers should be aware that staining to match existing wood is not an exact science, and that we cannot be held liable for an imperfect match. Whenever possible, we will attempt to show our customers stain samples on their floor part way through the finishing process in order to ensure that our customers are seeing the stain they desire on their floor. This step is very important; we cannot lighten or darken a stain once it has been applied, and we cannot re-sand and re-stain the floor without an added charge. For customers who do not have a specific color in mind, we always encourage them to consider foregoing the added time and cost of staining, leaving the floors natural. Please ask to speak with an estimator if you have any other questions regarding staining.
Hardwood Floor Refinishing Fees
In addition to the installation prices quoted in our online store, the following fees may apply to your installation project:
Sand, 3 Coats Sealed Coat, Oil-Based Coat and Water-Based Premium Finish- Natural/Clear Coat
Small Rooms Less Than 100 Square Feet: $700 per room
Jobs Over 500 Square Feet: $5 per square foot
Wood: 100+ Sq. Feet- $1 per square foot
Tile: 100+ Sq. Feet- $3 per square foot