Hardwood Floor Refinishing in progress. This large sander is removing old
finish, exposing natural raw wood.
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Above: After the floor is completely sanded and cracks/ gaps filled, it is
then professionally buffed and then thoroughly vacuumed. Finally it's
time to coat the hardwood floor with finish.
Above: Close-up picture of an old hardwood floor, in need of
Below: The SAME floor, after refinishing. What a difference!
Below are photographs taken before and after refinishing.
The finish is still wet in the pictures on the right.
One f the big advantages of solid hardwood flooring is that hardwood flooring can be restored and refinished many times over it's life, to reveal
the beauty they once had. You can see from the before and after pictures above, that refinishing your hardwood floors can make a huge
difference in revealing and restoring a beautiful hardwood floor which helps create a beautiful home! The Hardwood Guys offers hardwood
floor refinishing in the Seattle-Tacoma, WA area as well as Spokane, WA and North Idaho including Post Falls, Sandpoint, and Coeur
d'Alene, starting at only $2.50/sqft. See our Services page for more details, or fill out a Quote Request Form for a free no obligation custom
The Hardwood Guys offers a variety of hardwood flooring services, throughout Seattle and Tacoma area in Washington, including hardwood floor
installation, hardwood floor refinishing, hardwood floor staining, custom hardwood floors, exotic hardwoods, and more.
Here you can see a hardwood floor refinishing in progress. In the first photo, a big sanding machine called a drum sander - what the hardwood floor
guys call, "The Big Machine" - sands the wood down to raw wood, using 36-grit or 40-grit paper, removing existing stain, finish, scratches - all raw,
natural flat wood is left.
The next step is trowel the floor with filler, to fill all the cracks, spaces, joints, nail holes. The next step equally sands the wood to it's raw natural state,
near the walls, corners, under cabinetry and other hard to reach spaces. The Edger is what gets this job done. It's not as big as a big machine - in fact
it's held in two hands - but it's very aggressive, and gets this tough job done.
The next step is to crank on The Big Machine, with an 80-grit or 100-grit sanding belt, and sand the floor again, smoothing it out.
Once that is complete, they use a large professional buffing machine, and buff the floor with a 120-grit or 150-grit buffer screen to take to another level
smooth, take out imperfections, sanding marks, etc.
Getting closer to completion, The Hardwood Guys now vacuum the floor with a flooring vacuum, which has a fine brush to help pick up the fine dust
from the floor.
Once the dust is all removed, they check to be sure the area is closed up from wind or air flow, which can blow debris and dust into the finish.
Finally, they coat the floor using special brushes or a T-bar, which is a special foam pad which pulls the finish across the floor, specially made for
coating a hardwood floor with finish.
Dry Time. Usually 24 hours passes (in some cases, with different finish types, less time can pass), then another coat is applied, after another buffing
Finish types vary widely. The main types of finishes are:
1. Oil modified polyurethane finish - a common finish, easy to apply, slight amber tone, yellows with age.
2. Water based is a waterborne urethane that dries by evaporation- quickly, in about 3 hours, is clear, non-yellowing, and usually has less smell to it.
These finishes usually cost more.
3. Swedish finish - the brand of Swedish finish we use is acid-based, clear, fast drying and durable. It's less yellowing. This finish is also more
expensive than standard polyurethane.
4. Stains and Wax - This finish soaks into the wood and seals it.
5. Aluminum oxide finish - Popular on prefinished flooring, this finish is long lasting and durable, carrying 25 year wear warranties by many
Read more on hardwood floor finish types.
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