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Since 1996 we’ve restored numerous hardwood floors back to their original condition. Our process includes sanding your floors to remove the old faded finish and to repair damage, sealing with either a oil-based or water-based polyurethane, and three coats of finishing. The end result is beautiful floors and increased value for your home.
Sanding an existing wood floor usually consists of (2 – 4) passes. Each pass is done with a different grit of sand paper, with a final pass using a very fine 100 – 120 grit, depending on the type of wood being sanded. We stock sandpapers with grits of: 16, 24, 36, 40, 50, 60, 80, 100 and 120. The lower the number the coarser the grit. Our professional refinishers select the proper combination of
sandpapers needed for the job.
We use two types of polyurethane sealers:
- Oil based: 90% of the finishing jobs use an oil base poly, which has a light
honey patina that adds to the beauty of the wood and brings out the natural
- Water Based: Usually a clear finish that enhances the beauty of the grain
without adding any color. Water based is used in situations where a light
colored wood needs to meld into the decorating scheme of the room.
The Finishing Process
Generally, finishing a hardwood floor takes three coats applied over a period of three days, however, if humidity levels are high, it could take an additional day to complete the process.
After the floors are sanded and cleaned, we apply the first coat of either stain or polyurethane (depending upon the desired finish). We allow the coat to dry over night. When the finish is sufficiently hardened, we lightly sand the coat with a fine grit sandpaper (100 – 120 grit) to knockdown the grain, and to create a surface that will allow the next coat to adhere properly. The second coat of polyurethane is applied, and allowed to dry overnight. The process is continued until all three coats have been applied leaving a beautiful hardwood floor that will last for years.
For a professional sanding and refinishing, call 678-524-5542 or complete our Quote Request form.