After a hardwood refinishing company surveys your flooring, they will be able to get a better idea of how they will proceed to restore the hardwood. In the case where it is simply a matter of refinishing, due to a desire to change the wood coloration, the restoration process will be faster since there is no damage to repair. Once a hardwood refinishing team arrives on-site to commence work on the floors, they generally go through the following steps:
Step #1: Examination of the floor to evaluate if there are embedded objects that need removal, i.e., carpeting nails or tacks.
Step #2: After removal of any objects, the hardwood refinishing crew will then eliminate the existing floor finish. At this point, as the crew needs to get to the level of the hardwood, a drum sander is usually brought in to remove the existing floor finish.
Step #3: Once the finish is removed, any necessary repairs will be done on the hardwood floors. If some gouges or scratches have surpassed the surface level, the wood must be repaired before continuing with refinishing.
Step #4: If a wood stain is needed, they will apply it at this point. So, if you're looking for a new color for your flooring, or to match the previous wood shade, the stain will now be added. However, if you desire a more authentic wood look, you'll end up skipping this step.
Step #5: Time for the new finish application. Before getting excited about your new hardwood refinishing, the crew will have to add a protective top coat.
For timeless hardwood flooring that will serve you for generations, the Hardwood Floor Company is the go-to flooring company. Our Juno Beach, FL showroom services the Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, Juno Beach, Palm Beach, and West Palm Beach areas, and for flooring like no other, or for hardwood refinishing advice, you'll want to come in and visit us!