Hardwood Sanding & Finishing
Floor Resurfacing "Sand & finish", the process of resurfacing an existing floor to bring it back to its former glory, is both scary for people to consider and a dying art.
Sanding scares people, because of the horror stories people have heard where there house was left as a dust bowl after the process. I have spent a lot of money getting the best in dust collection equipment for reasons of our health and your home. Virtually all dust is contained by the collector and the small amount that isn't is contained to the area being sanded as cabinets and exits are protected with plastic. So don't be afraid of the process, we are clean, courteous and efficient. A beautiful new floor with the possibly of a totally new color far outweighs the inconvenience of the process and cost. People forget what an effect a new floor has on a home, as it has been years of neglect and have just gotten use to what it is or has come to be.
The lost art of wood floor resurfacing is the result of inadequate training, a lack of passion and the minimal investment for machinery. All my machines are German and are of the highest quality! Most sand & finish companies us three machines to complete a sanding job, we use six, which means we spend more time, have a couple extra steps and use more sand paper, but the result is award winning. This proven method removes any human error and provides the customer with a floor that is of furniture quality.
Very few floors are free from flaws and many are just embarrassing as to the amount of apparent sanding scratches, indentations from where the belt machine starts and stops, dishing at the base boards and especially where the floor ends and there is no molding to cover i.e. door jams, sliding doors, the hearth. We address these areas by chiseling and hand scraping, as machines don't adequately provide the desired result, which is to provide a totally flat floor. Sanding is critical to a good finish, as no finish will disguise poor sanding; rather it will only serve to highlight poor sanding. You should be even more concerned if your floor is to be stained, this is when the imperfections become very apparent. It is very common to see where stain pigments have absorbed unevenly into the wood due to poor & inconsistent sanding techniques, and the sad thing is that most people just live with it. You don't have to live with compromises due to complacency!
Take a look at your or your friend's floor by leaning down and finding the reflection of light, then walk around, looking from different angles and you will be shocked and awoken to all the imperfections you will see. Your floor should look as good or better after refinishing then it did when it was installed, it should look better than when first installed if it was a prefinished floor, because now you can fill any gaps, create a color that you really like, flatten any original milling imperfections, and apply a finish that is more appropriate to the species of wood, its texture, desired esthetic value, wear factor, and maintenance level.
Sanding is an arduous process and most skip steps so they can sell the job for less. Remember to look for value and not only the bottom line price. The process can be perfect, with the correct methods, machines and level of care, so don't accept anything less. Our sanded floor is guaranteed to be perfectly flat with no apparent imperfection.