As the trend toward restoring older homes continues, more and more people are turning to our hardwood floor refinishing service to renew their beloved floors. As a low maintenance option, hardwood floors are a great way to add beauty to your home. They’re even 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. Also, refinishing your wood floors can increase your property’s value, and when compared to replacing the floor entirely, it’s much more cost effective.
The Hardwood Floor Refinishing Process
STEP 1: Remove Carpet
If you previously had any sort of carpet, we scrape bonded pads such as carpet by hand with a putty knife. We take care to follow the grain of the wood and to not gouge as we scrape. We use a chemical solvent can to speed the process and we remove the left over carpet staples with needle nose pliers. Once existing flooring materials have been cleared, the hardwood floor refinishing can begin.
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 sanding with the coarsest grit of sandpaper and 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 sanding usually leaves awkward spots where the sander can’t reach, and additionally over-sands the corners as it passes over them more than anywhere else, the only choice is to do these patches by hand, using the same progression of coarse to fine sandpaper described above. Once the floors have been sanded three times, they are ready to be prepared for staining.
STEP 3: Stain
After selecting a stain matching your taste, we apply the stain in a circular motion and we apply evenly to avoid any color inconsistencies. If after the first application the stain is too light, we repeat until the desired color is attained. Buffing is the next step. After using a tack cloth to get rid of dust and debris, your floors are ready for a 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 twice more, making three coats of polyurethane in all. After drying for at least 24 hours, the hardwood floor refinishing process is complete. Your floors will now be ready to take on the daily wear and tear expect of floors.
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