Every floor wears out over the years, although its longevity will depend on the level of foot traffic and the quality of materials used to polyurethane the floor.
When the time comes to re-finish your floor, our experts will help you to decide what method suits you best.
Safe and Easy Sanding
This re-finishing process starts with the sanding of the wood; the depth of the sanding will be determined by the depth of the scratches in the wood.
We use only the most modern sanding equipment, which minimizes the amount of resulting dust. And, of course, we will cover all of your furniture and valuables with dust covers to ensure their safety.
Once the wood is cleaned of all scratches and stripped of old polyurethane, the natural color of the wood will remain. You can leave it as it is, or you can add color by staining it. After choosing your color, the next step is to seal the wood with wood sealer as a primer layer.
A Second Coat for Better Protection
Once the sealer is dry the wood will then be buffed to achieve a smooth surface. The last stage will be to coat the floor with polyurethane. Do keep in mind that the more coats you apply, the better the protection you will have and the longer the shine will last.
Two types of polyurethane exist today in the market: oil-based polyurethane and water-based polyurethane. Both have about the same strength and durability. However, water-based polyurethane has a slight advantage in that it prevents “yellowing” over the years. It is also non-toxic and non-flammable.
Every coat that dries will be buffed again to smooth the surface. Both water and oil-based polyurethane come with different degrees of shine: Satin Finish (lowest), Semi- Gloss (medium), and High Gloss (highest).
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