Refinishing is the process of sanding your floors down to bare wood, re-staining them in your choice of color, and applying a polyurethane sealant. If oil-based polyurethane is desired, we will apply two coats and lightly sand between coats. With water-based poly; three coats are used with light sanding between coats one and two and scuffing between coats two and three. Of course we “tack” (clean the dust) prior to each coat. This is the method most are familiar with; it takes two to four days and provides the homeowner with a finish that is as close to perfection as humanly possible. With our low prices, our hardwood floor refinishing services are our most reasonable.
Resurfacing is our exclusive system that lightly sands off scratches, scuffs, ground-in dirt and dullness. It does NOT change the color (other than brightening) and does NOT sand away valuable wood. This method can be used on any type of wood and is also our most cost effective service. It starts at only 99¢ per square foot. Most projects can be completed in hours, rather than days.
Deciding between resurfacing and refinishing depends on a lot of factors, but rest assured that we will not sell you on a service that isn’t the best fit for you. We’re prepared to help you evaluate the pros and cons of each decision in your hardwood renewal service. In many cases, households with children and pets will inevitable get more scratches and a complete refinish may just be temporary. Also, a deep scratch here and there may not be a bad thing. Some people see it as character, some turn it into a story, some simply don’t see the “value added” with the additional expense of removing the deep scars. Maybe resurfacing is the right direction, maybe all you need to do is to protect your long term investment. Give us a call and we’ll help you with this. We will not push you into a service that you don’t need.
Our process creates very little dust; equipment mounted vacuums pull the majority of the dust, what remains is a very light coating of dust on the floor. ZERO airborne dust is generated. The remaining dust on the floor is vacuumed up, then the surface is cleaned with tack rags.
Cleaning pet accidents when they are fresh is the key to maintaining your hardwood floors. Below we have a few tips to remove pet stains. If cleaning with these steps doesn’t fix the problem area, then the urine has probably soaked into your flooring and more serious hardwood floor restoration work will be required. We are fairly confident on our ability to conquer any pet stain, but contact us to determine the severity of your stain.
Use 1 part white vinegar to 4 parts water. It is a great idea to keep a spray bottle on hand for the little daily accidents and a bucket for the bigger stains. Scrub each stain thoroughly, and when finished, wipe completely dry. Then, dry it again. DO NOT use anything containing ammonia. When you clean with ammonia, pets think that is the place to go, as their own urine also contains ammonia.
For resurfacing, we use only waterborne products that are “Greenguard” certified. The only smell is a very light, pleasant aroma.
The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute is part of UL Environment. This institution has the mission of defending human health and quality of life by improving indoor air quality and reducing chemical exposure. The GREENGUARD Certification Program helps manufacturers create – and helps buyers identify – interior products and materials that have low chemical emissions, helping to improve the quality of the air we breathe!
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