Refinishing Floors

If you are not staining skip this step and scroll down to natural

     When it comes to refinishing floors we can do all kinds of wood as well as styles. Just to name a few: hardwood, softwood, parquet, pre-finished, reclaimed woods of varring kinds, as well rough sawn woods.

Our procedure for refinishing floors

 We plastic

off all other areas of

   the house where we

   are not working. We also

    plastic off the kitchen cupboards if we are working in the kitchen. The sanding equipment we use to refinish

 your floors with will be hooked up to large hoses that will draw most of the dust out to a trailer dust containment system. The large sander requires 220

power, we can get this from a stove or dryer plug. We can

   also hook up to the

main power

panel box

 

 

 

When refinishing

your floors the sanding

will consist of a coarse, med

and fine grit of sandpaper on the entire floor. Additional sanding may be required if the floor is to be stained.  All corners will be then hand scraped and hand sanded.  Also all edges of room are hand vibrated.  The area will then be buffed with a floor buffing machine to a 120 grit.  All though the dust containment system is very efficient it isn’t 100%. Therefore after sanding to

ensure your home is clean, all areas will be completely vacuumed including

window sills,

baseboards etc.

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 We then do a procedure called water popping the wood.  All this is, is simply  taking a  

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of stain may get on the quarter round and have to be touched up by the home owner.  

         damp cloth and wiping the  entire floor area,            afterwards industrial fans will then be set up to

     dry the floor. This procedure will open the grain

of the wood to ensure a more consistent color.  After the floor has completely dried we hand rub and wipe one coat of stain to the desired color.     Stain must dry a approximately 15-24hrs so that the urethane adheres properly.  When

      staining  the floor we must get to the very edge of the  room and therefor a minimal amount  

Stain

Sanding

To Start

Natural

Finishing Touches

We strain the urethane to make sure there are no containments from the factory before applying the final coat.  There are two ways to apply urethane. The first uses a big foot applicator, with this application the urethane is poured on the floor in a line and then worked across the floor using a squeegee motion.  We don’t use this procedure because we don’t feel it leaves enough urethane on the floor.  We use a 15mm micro fiber roller to ensure the maximum thickness of the finish.  After final coat is completed the customer should not walk on it for at least 8-12hrs.  The total curing time for Bona urethane is 7 days. (70% after 1st day, 90% after 3 days)  

 

Furniture can be replaced the following day but must be placed and not dragged or shoved into place as the finish will not be completely cured for 7 days.  Absolutely do not drag any furniture even the tiniest little bit with cardboard or carpet underneath as this could cause severe damage to the floor.  Area rugs should not be put on the floor for a minimum of 7-10 days as the back of the rug could possibly leave an imprint in the finish.  Felt Tac pads should be applied to all furniture and inspected every year to see if they need replacing. If you buy cheep felt pads they are more likely to come off and could cause your furniture to damage your newly finished floors

 

We use both Bona Mega or Bona Traffic HD urethane when refinishing floors. I have a link for both products below if you would like to get more information on them.

After sanding we apply the first coat of Bona water base urethane.  The first coat

should dry in under an hour. We will remain on the job site until dried and then apply the second coat. (If oil base urethane is required we can only apply one coat per day.)  Second coat should be allowed to dry 4-6hrs before being walked on.  We will then return the following day to buff the floor with a 220 screen and hand rub all of the edges.  We vacuum the floor followed by tack ragging.  We do the tack ragging to make sure there is absolutely no dust on the floor. If the dwelling is occupied during

the third, which is the final

coat, we can not guarantee 

a smooth finish.

 

After the stain is dry we apply the first coat of Bona water base urethane.  The first coat

should dry in under an hour. We will remain on the job site until dried and then apply the second coat. (If oil base urethane is required we can only apply one coat per day.)  Second coat should be allowed to dry 4-6hrs before being walked on.  We will then return the following day to buff the floor with a 220 screen and hand rub all of the edges.  We vacuum the floor followed by tack ragging.  We do the tack ragging to make sure there is absolutely no dust on the floor. If the dwelling is occupied during

the third, which is the final

coat, we can not guarantee 

a smooth finish.