Sand and Refinish of a Solid Hardwood Floor
Sand and Refinishing
Sanding and refinishing of solid hardwood floors has come a long way in the past years. Our sanding equipment has become virtually dustless, stains and finishes are low V.O.C, and curing times have shortened. For you as a customer this means:
- Less intrusive, virtually no dust
- Less odors
- Faster turnaround times
- When sanding and refinishing a solid hardwood floor,
we completely remove the old finish until we arrive at “new” wood. Once stripped, we trowel fill the floor to remedy any separation of planks, little nicks and cracks in the wood. Next, we sand and hand edge your floors once again. After this step we apply the desired color or stain to your floor. If undecided, we can place sample color swabs on your floor for your selection at this point. At last we apply two coats of commercial grade finish on your floor to protect it. Our finish comes in different sheen levels from matte to gloss and, of course, your choice will be applied.
Sand and Refinish an Engineered Hardwood Floor
Sanding and refinishing of engineered hardwood floors is more complicated than refinishing a solid wood floor. Engineered wood floors usually consist of a plywood core and a thin wear layer of solid wood adhered to the top of it. If the wrong equipment is used, a sander will sand right through the wear layer and arrive at the plywood layer, effectively rendering your floor useless.
NYC Floor Pro has invested in specialized equipment and has developed proprietary techniques to be able to sand and refinish many of these engineered floors, effectively extending their useful life by double or triple.
The process of sanding and refinishing an engineered hardwood floor is also much less intrusive then only a few years ago. All of the equipment used is 99.5% dustless (per manufacturer), all materials are low V.O.C and eco-friendly.
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Staining Hardwood Floors
You can rejuvenate your tired, worn hardwood floors with a beautiful new finish.
Hardwood flooring offers rich, warm, timeless beauty, and can even favorably affect the resale value of your home. Without question, wood costs more than other types of flooring, but many homeowners view the material as a wise long-term investment. Why? Because when a hardwood floor starts to show wear and tear, you can refinish it and in so doing, revitalize its look and performance. Make no mistake, however: Sanding, staining, and sealing a wood floor takes time and effort. It’s a demanding project, even for a veteran home handyman. That said, you can save a considerable sum by doing it yourself, sometimes more than half of what it would cost to hire a pro. If you’re ready and willing to take on the task, keep reading for the details on how to stain your own hardwood floors.
The weekend-long process follows these steps:
- Empty the room.
- Use a random orbital sander to sand the floor three times, using a lighter-grit abrasive with each pass.
- Remove dust with a heavy-duty shop vac followed by rags dampened with mineral spirits.
- Apply stain to the hardwood floor in one 2-foot section at a time using a lambswool applicator.
- Top the finish with a protective and glossy coat of polyurethane sealer.