Need to refinish hardwood floors? We restore, repair and refurbish old hardwood floors to look like new again.
We make old wood floors look like new again!
Sanding Hardwood Floors
The wood floor sanding process starts with our experienced crew and some heavy equipment. It is vital to have an experienced operator on a belt sander or an orbital floor sander. Floor sanding machines can make divots, dings, swirl marks and damage the floor beyond repair. Unfortunately, damage caused by an inexperienced floor sander will not be seen until the floor is polished. As a result, we sometimes get calls to refinish hardwood floors that were not finished properly by another hardwood floor contractor. We feel terrible when we get this calls. The only thing we can do is strip the finish off and start over. Sanding a hardwood floor takes a steady, strong hand with a delicate touch. When a wood floor is sanded correctly the scratches will be removed leaving a perfectly smooth surface.
Repair Hardwood Floor
We repair damage to wood floors from old age (cracked or split floor boards), abuse or water damage that resulted in warped or cupped floor boards. This is a process we are quite familiar with. We even match hardwood floors to extend a room, for instance, if you took a wall out during remodeling to make a more open floor plan. Most wood floors can be matched quite well and once finished you would never know there was a problem to begin with. Click here for a FREE ESTIMATE. We’d be happy to give you our honest opinion.
Staining Wood Floors
Many people prefer to not stain their wood floors, instead allowing the natural color and grain of the wood to shine through. As you can see in the photo below, the varnish itself brings out the beauty of the wood once applied.
But we stain hardwood floors all colors and shades. The trend nowadays is to stain wood floors dark, rich colors. Browse our library of stain color samples. You can ask us to test stain colors on sample floor boards to see how it looks applied to the wood.
Refinish Hardwood Floors
Once your bad hardwood floor boards are repaired and the whole floor is sanded smooth (and stained if desired), we lay a thick coat of floor sealer. A sealer coat protects the floor finish from becoming discolored by the tannins in hardwoods. Wood floor sealer is a good base to build a thick, durable floor finish of several coats of polyurethane. Wood floor sealer brings up the “grain of the wood”. An orbital sander with a sanding screen it the next step in the process. Your floor will be “screened” and the grain sanded until it is perfectly smooth. Between each step, your floors will be carefully cleaned to prevent any dust getting in the coats of sealer and urethane floor finish.
Polyurethane floor finish can be a water or oil-based product. Today’s water-based polyurethane’s are so good, hard, durable and environmentally safe with low VOC. It is often the wisest choice to use to refinish hardwood floors. We apply a sealer coat to the floors first, which brings up the grain. Then we sand to cut the grain off the top and give the floors a silky smooth feel. After that, we lay 3 coats of finish on the floors.
Stain Resistant Wood Floors
Properly sealed and refinished hardwood floors are impervious to spills and stains for years to come.
Refinish hardwood floors with a company you can trust. A1 Expert Flooring, Brooklyn NY.
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