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 our low prices, Fabulous Floors Denver offers the most affordable service in Denver and the surrounding areas. What’s more, refinishing your floors rather than replacing them completely can save thousands of dollars, all while increasing the value of your property.
The Hardwood Floor Refinishing Process
STEP 1: Remove Carpet
If the carpet is present, we scrape bonded pads such as carpet by hand with a putty knife. We pay attention to and scrap with the grain of the wood so as not to gouge out any excess wood. We use a chemical solvent to speed the process and we remove the leftover carpet staples with needle nose pliers. Once existing flooring materials have been cleared, the hardwood floor refinishing can begin.
STEP 2: Sand
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 move with the grain of the wood and keep a steady pace to avoid creating uneven sections in your floors. Since corners are often sanded too much as the machine passes over them repeatedly and there will always be awkward patches where the sanding machine cannot 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.
STEP 3: Stain
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.
STEP 4: Finish
We apply the polyurethane using a mop-like tool or a pad applicator. Once the recommended drying time has elapsed we repeat the above process two more times. This makes three coats of polyurethane in all. The hardwood floor refinishing process is not complete until the floors have been drying for at least 24 hours. Your floors will then be ready to handle the regular traffic and daily demands that are expected of them.
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