As the trend toward restoring older homes continues, more and more people are turning to our hardwood floor refinishing service to renew their beloved floors. Hardwood floors provide years of low maintenance beauty, yet they are relatively affordable and easy to restore. With a starting price of about $3 per square foot, hardwood floor refinishing with Fabulous Floors Michiana is one of the most affordable services in the industry. What’s more, refinishing your floors rather than replacing them completely can save thousands of dollars and increase the property’s value.
If carpet is present, we scrape bonded pads such as carpet by hand with a putty knife. We take care to follow the grain of the wood and to not gouge as we scrape. We use a chemical solvent can to speed the process and we remove the left over carpet staples with a needle nose pliers.
Our dustless sanding process ensures that a minimal amount of dust is created as we prepare your floors for staining. We start sanding with the coarsest grit of sandpaper and perform three passes, using a finer grit each time. We are careful to move with the grain of the wood as much as possible and keep the sander moving at a steady pace to avoid uneven patches. Since corners are often sanded too much as the machine passes over them repeatedly and there will always be awkward patches where the sander can not reach, the only choice is to do these patches by hand, using the same progression of coarse to fine sandpaper described above. Once the floors have been sanded three times, they are ready to be prepared for staining.
After selecting a stain matching your taste, we apply the stain in a circular motion and we apply evenly to avoid any color inconsistencies. If after the first application the stain is too light, we repeat until the desired color is attained. Buffing is the next step. We use a tack cloth to clear away dust and debris, and the floors will be ready for their first coat of polyurethane.
We apply the polyurethane using a mop-like tool or a Padco pad applicator. Once the recommended drying time has elapsed we repeat the above process twice more, making three coats of polyurethane in all.