Refinishing hardwood floor for more than 20 years in New York state, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania state. We have many happy customers and references ready for you. We are Licensed and Insured with a honest and friendly crew. We are experienced in refinishing hardwood floor and installing. Refinishing hardwood floor correctly will give life and warmth to your house or apartment and we from Refinishing Hardwood Floor Company will assure that your old hardwood floor gets the right work and gets restored to new again at a fair rate.
All refinishing of hardwood floor that we provide comes with 1 coat of Sealer and 3 coats of oil based Polyurethane. We do all sanding and scraping necessary to have your old hardwood floors like new again. All our refinishing hardwood floor is protected with 1 year guarantee. Please look some real pictures and call us for more information about how we can restore your old hardwood floors to new again. We are ready to answer all your questions.
We work with water based and oil based polyurethane and if you want to know more about oil based and water based polyurethane give us a call and ask about it when we talk about your refinishing hardwood floor project. We will explain all the benefits of both: Water based and oil based polyurethane. We have professionals ready to help you from 7:00 am to 8:00 PM 7 days a week, ready to talk and assist you. "We have professionals online, Professionals that worked providing the flooring service with their own hands. So if you need a flooring professional to answer all your questions about refinishing hardwood floor, you have come to the right place. Just give us a call and we will do our best to assist you online and if you feel that you will need a more accurate estimate we will set up a free estimate at your convenience to visit you and estimate your refinishing hardwood floor project.
REFINISHING HARDWOOD FLOOR PROCESS
Refinishing Hardwood Floor. "New wood floor"
It really depends on the shape of your existing hard wood floor and the type of hardwood floor you have installed in your house or apartment. Lets start talking about installing a new hardwood floor like red oak and we will finish it.
- Using a professional floor sander "we use the best one in the flooring industry: the galaxy sander machine" using the floor sander with 36 grit sand paper we will run the machine on the entirely hardwood floor for the first cut. When we finish it, we change the sand paper to grit 80 and run it again. lastly we will change it to grit 120 sand paper
On all edges that our big machine can't get we will use the edger sanding machine with a 60, 80 and 120 grit sand paper. We will also use a hand scraper to scrape spots that we can't do with the machines and we also we use it to scraping the steps and risers.
Now it's time to work with a professional buffer and for this work we will use a screen grit 80 and 100. When we finish to buff all hardwood floors we will vacuum and clean all hardwood floor. This part is really important, if you leave any wood floor dust or anything it will be covered by the layers of staining and polyurethane oil based or water based.
After we have the entirely hardwood floor cleaned and vacuumed it's time to seal your new hardwood floor. We will apply one coat of sealer on all your wood floors surface and after 45 minutes it will be probably dried.
Now it's time to buff your floors again, but this time we will use a buffer screen grit 150. When we are finished with this, we will clean the hardwood floor again and we will apply another coat of sealer for better results and wait till is complete dry.
Now is time to choose water based or oil based polyurethane. We will follow with the oil based polyurethane and if we apply our first coat of oil based, We will need to wait about 15 hours or until all hardwood floor is dried. For the second coat we will repeat the buffing process and clean the floors again so we can apply our second coat of polyurethane. When the wood floor is dried, we will apply our last and third coat on your hardwood floor. Now we need to wait more 24 hours so the floors is complete dried, then we can move all your stuff and furniture back on.
For many years we have been doing refinishing hardwood floor, we can tell you that, if you apply 1 coat of sealer and 2 coats of oil based polyurethane your floors will be very well sanded and finished too. You will have a very nice results on your hardwood floor
The sanding work that we have outlined above is when you have the time to get it done, as it will take about 4 days to have all work completed like we have described.
What we have done also is doing the same work but steady of oil based polyurethane we can do all this refinishing hardwood floor with Water Based Polyurethane, what will have to change is the amount of coats we will have to apply. To get good results with the water based polyurethane ,we will have to apply around 4 to 5 coats of water based, but this is been used a lot nowadays. Water based polyurethane has no smell at all. It takes about 30 to 45 minutes to dry in between coats. It means that we can have most of the refinishing hardwood floor done in one single day.
It helps also when you have furniture inside of the house or apartment and you don't know where you can store it. We can move all the furniture out of one or two rooms and have that space all sanded and finished and when we end with that we can move the furniture back to its place and refinish the hardwood floor on the other rooms. As you can see, water based polyurethane can help and can save you a lot of money. We have to say also that the water based is a little more expensive than the oil based polyurethane but in the end of all refinishing wood work it becomes a lot cheaper than have to move out all the furniture from your house or apartment and pay a storage to have all your furniture moved to there and moved back, also we can do a better price because we will not have to go to your flooring job for 3 or 4 days. We can do most of the wooden floor refinishing in 1 or 2 days. We are not trying to show you that we understand about doing refinishing hardwood floor, We really know how to work with all types of wood floor sanding, installing and finishing. We are only trying to make you understand how the process works so you know what you will have to do to organize your life and your schedule to have a wood floor sanding work done, and sure, being a knowledge customer will prevent you to have bad contractors to rip you off.
*When we are refinishing hardwood floor, bamboo, pine, maple the process will change a little, specially the grit of all sanding papers, it depends also how many times your hard wood floor were refinished and sanded before. For more questions feel free to contact us we are here to help! we are ready to help you with your flooring project. If you need help please give us a call or e-mail us.
Please take a look below at some wood stain samples from Minwax
|*The colors shown are for reference purposes only. They have been reproduced using digital production techniques. Always test stain on a hidden area of the wood to verify desired color.|
When you choose a stain color here, it will give us an idea of what stain you may like. When we have a refinishing hardwood floor project, We take with us all these stain samples that you see on the left side. When is time to apply the stain, we call you on the phone or we try to contact you and tell you that's time to start staining the floors, we offer you the chance to see it before on a small area so you can have the feeling of how your wood floor will looks like after stained.
You will have the opportunity to change your mind and choose another stain color. We will try some stain colors on the floor for you so you can feel comfortable regarding the stain color you have chosen.
We really respect our customers and we don't want you to make a decision just based in a online stain picture, we want to see you happy with your new refinished hardwood floor and happy with the service we have provided you.
All our refinishing hardwood floor comes with 1 year guarantee. It means that if we do all your refinishing wood floor and after a couple of months it starts to peel off, We will re-do all your refinishing hardwood floor job. This is guaranteed, we take pride on our refinishing work, we have many happy customers and we really want to get you as our new client for life.
Please give us a call or e-mail our customer service and get a free in home refinishing hardwood floor, wood floor repairs, sanding, staining or wood floor installation free quote. You will be glad you did it!
We will do all we can to make you satisfied, happy, respected by our flooring crew and our customer service team! Licensed & Insured Flooring Company serving all of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania. We have the best flooring refinishing, sanding, repairs and new installation service prices guaranteed
What to use,water based polyurethane or oil based?
Water-based polyurethanes provide a clear finish and have low odor. You can re-coat them in two hours and clean your tools with water. If you start early enough in the day, you can apply the recommended four coats and sleep in the room that night.
Oil-based polyurethanes leave an amber glow and require fewer coats. But the five-hour wait between coats and 12-hour wait after the last coat will put a bedroom out of commission for a few days—and you’ll have to put up with a strong odor.
We’re installing tongue-and-groove maple flooring in our newly remodeled master bedroom. We love the natural look of the maple but want a finish that will protect it. Is water- or oil-based polyurethane better?
Both offer good protection; the biggest difference is in appearance. If you love the natural look of maple, apply a water-based (water-borne) polyurethane. They appear milky in the can, but go on clear and remain clear. They’ll slightly accent the character of your wood without giving it the amber tint of an oil-based poly. (However, some woods, like the oak shown, cry out for that amber tint.) Water-based finishes dry fast— most within two hours—so you can apply several coats in a day and use the room that night. They have minimal odor and clean up with water too.
But water-based polys have their tradeoffs. They cost twice as much as oil-based polys. They won’t give wood the rich glow that oil-based polys impart; some even consider them cold looking. When I applied waterborne poly recently, I found that it went on so clear I had to use a bottle cap to mark each 8-in. wide swath of finish as I went.
Most water-based polys contain only 30 to 35 percent solids, compared with the 45 to 50 percent solids in oil-based products. Since these solids create the protective finish, you need to apply four coats, as opposed to two or three. And you may need to apply additional coats every two years or so.
There’s debate over which finish is harder, but some experts maintain that hardness isn’t necessarily a good attribute of a floor finish. You want a finish that will flex along with the floor. And a super-hard finish shows scratches more readily.
You’ll prolong the protective life of any finish by eliminating its No. 1 enemies: dirt and grit. Sweep or vacuum the floor often and put throw rugs in high-traffic
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Wood Floor Refinishing