SANDING AND REFINISHING

Wood Floor Refinishing BY WESTCHESTER HARD WOOD FLOORS

 

Refinishing and sanding your hardwood floors is necessary to preserve their quality and beauty. The best time to sand and refinish your hardwood floors is when you move into a new house or apartment as all of the furniture, rugs, etc. need to be removed from the area during the process. Proper refinishing should last about 10 years. However, high traffic rooms will need to be done more often due to traffic.

Pre-finished Hardwood Floors by Westchester hard wood floors

These are the new main stream products in hardwood flooring. They can be acrylic impregnated, engineered, or solid. They have 7 layers of finish a tough factory finish, which is the main reason for its popularity. They are also extremely easy to install and eliminate the need for messy sanding. Most pre-finished floors done within the last ten years are urethane finished. Test this by placing a couple drops of water on an obscure area. If the area turns white after 15 minutes, you have a waxed finish. Older floors are likely to have shellac or varnish finishes. Unfortunately these do not work well with the newer urethane finishes and must be completely removed if you want a urethane finish. There is also likely to be some amount of aluminum oxide in the newer prefinished floors.

We pride ourselves on offering very high quality hardwood flooring, and high quality hardwood flooring services at very competitive rates. We bring years of experience to the table, as well as maintaining high standards, strong work ethics, reliability, and high quality. We are fully licensed, bonded, and insured. We service New York, Westchester county , Putnam county and Connecticut

Unfinished Hardwood

Floors These come in solid and engineered, and both must be job site finished. They come in varying lengths and widths. Sanding and finishing can take anywhere from a few days to a week depending on size, stain, and number of top finish coats. Generally the finishes are oil or water based. Our first priority is to protect the beauty of your home so whether you have finished or unfinished floors, we section off other areas and furniture to prevent sanding dust from spreading throughout your home we do use a dustless machine that will take 90% of the dust to the bag . Our expert technicians also use dust containment systems to limit the amount of dust in the air. And with refinishing, it is important to have as little air flow as possible in the area as airborne particles can become embedded into the newly applied finish. Something as simple as foot traffic or turning