Thinking about having your hardwood floors refinished?
Hardwood floor refinishing is the process of sanding down the top layer of the wood to remove scratches, stains, and other signs of wear and tear, and then applying a new finish to the floor. The process typically involves the following steps:
Preparation: The first step in hardwood floor refinishing is to prepare the room by moving furniture, covering doorways and vents, and protecting the floors and walls with drop cloths.
Sanding: The next step is to sand the floor to remove the existing finish and smooth out the surface of the wood. This is typically done using a floor sander that removes the top layer of wood. The sander will remove the old finish, stains and level out the wood surface . Usually, floor sanding machines use belts or discs with abrasive grits to remove the surface.
Edging: Once the main floor surface is sanded, you'll have to use an edging sander to reach the areas where the big sander can't reach, such as corners, closets, and stairs.
Dust Control: During sanding process dust is generated, it should be controlled with special vacuum machines that are attached to the sanding machines.
Staining (Optional): After the floor has been sanded, you have the option to add a stain to the floor to change the color of the wood or to enhance its natural color. The stain is applied with a cloth or brush and then wiped off with a clean cloth.
Finishing: After the stain has dried, a coat of sealer or finish is applied to the floor to protect the wood and enhance its natural beauty. The finish can be oil-based or water-based polyurethane. The finish is applied with a roller and brush or sprayed on the floor. The finish will have to dry completely before applying second and final coat.
Final Inspection: Once the final coat of finish is dry, the floor is inspected for any blemishes and then buffed with a fine-grit screen to give it a smooth, even finish.
Cleaning: The final step is to clean the floor by removing the dust and debris from the sanding and refinishing process.
It's important to note that the process of hardwood floor refinishing can be messy, smelly and time-consuming process. It is best to hire a professional with the right equipment and experience to do the job. Also, the process could take several days depending on the condition of the floor and size of the area, and during that time you should avoid using the area as much as possible.
Next step is to Call Paul to schedule a free consultation to have your hardwood refinished. Call now.