Most experts suggest cleaning your floor weekly and polishing it every two to four months to protect it. Wood polish fills scratches and protects the soft or hard finish against future damage and over-cleaning. Polishing wood floors is best for polyurethane finished floors. Oiled or lacquered floors may need to be sanded and waxed instead of polished.
Custom Hardwood Flooring
Hardwood Floor Refinishing
While some hardwood flooring can be purchased pre-finished, the majority must be sanded and finished once installation is completed.
Finishing Hardwood Floor
We have some specialized skills and power tools. All these pieces of floor finishing equipment include the drum sander for sanding hardwood floor and power edger used to sand the areas that the drum sander cannot reach, like the edges of the room, and the floor polisher used for applying the finish and/or stain.
Refinishing and Restoration
Is it messy and time consuming?
The refinishing process includes sanding and scraping the floors down to the natural Wood. Our process keeps mess to a minimum on most projects. We can usually complete the project in minimum time, letting you return to your normal schedule.
Three to four hours after the last coat is applied, you can walk in the area with socks and move furniture using felt padding (do not drag furniture across the floors, but lift and place it). However, if you have area rugs, you must wait seven days before you can lay them down again. The floors should be maintained in this manner for the first 36 hours after the last coat of finish is applied.
Hardwood Flooring Refinishing
Bringing old floors back to life Real hardwood floors are a beautiful asset. Sometimes that beautiful asset is covered by years of dirt and abuse. Refinishing a hardwood floor can be a rewarding project if your wood floors appear worn especially in high-traffic areas like entryways, halls and kitchens.
If there’s scuffing, scratches, or visible wear, your floor may benefit from our restoration process. You could also have to opportunity to change the finish to a darker or lighter shade. One of the big advantages of solid hardwood flooring is that wood flooring can be restored and refinished many times over its life, recovering the beauty they once had.
When Finishing a hardwood floor, sanding should be done first. This process gives the floor a fine finish, removes imperfections and preps the wood floor for the application of stain and/or polyurethane finish. Drum type sander is used for heavy sanding operation. A floor polisher with a floor sanding abrasive disc is used. The experience and sanding technique of the hardwood flooring technician determines the quality of the outcome of the finish. If the wrong grit is used for the type of wood species you have, the finishing process could get affected.
Staining Hardwood Floor
A custom stain can be applied to the hardwood floor during the finishing process. This will allow you to determine what shade or color do prefer for your hardwood flooring. Different type of wood gives off certain characteristic when being stained and finished. For example, Cherry hardwood takes light reddish stain well, generally no filler is needed for this type of wood and it imitates mahogany very well . On the other hand, Maple hardwood stains well in lighter colors, takes fine finish and no fillers is needed. Make sure that your hardwood floor technician helps you figure out what stain will work best with the type of hardwood you have.
Finishing Hardwood Floors
There are properties and method of application that needs to be considered when finishing hardwood floors. Determine first the type of finish appropriate for the type of wood specie you have. Most finish are applied with a high quality brush or lamb’s wool applicator. A sealer is applied first. Some seals produce satisfactory results with one coat but most manufacturers recommend two coats or one coat plus a special top dressing. Surface finishes are then applied. There are different types of polyurethane finish. The oil modified polyurethanes and moisture cured polyurethane. Make sure that the sealer and top coat finish being used on your hardwood floor are compatible. Consult your hardwood floor contractor for further details.
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Mr Marble and Stone has built its reputation on Honesty, Integrity, and 100% Customer Satisfaction. We specialize exclusively in natural stone maintenance and restoration in residential and commercial properties. Whether it is Floors, Walls, Bathrooms and Showers, Concretes, Woods or Counter-Tops', Mr Marble and Stone has the expertise and the products to get the job done right. We have taken great pride over the years to ensure quality workmanship, and consistent customer service that has earned us the reputation as an industry leader. Our service technicians are highly trained and experienced in marble, granite, travertine, limestone, slate, saturnia, coral stone and more. The services we provide include our proprietary “High Quality Diamond Polishing System”, Cleaning and Sealing, Lippage Removal, Compound Polishing, Re-Grouting, Comprehensive Maintenance Programs, and more. Our continued goal is to take great pride to ensure top quality workmanship and consistent customer service and satisfaction throughout all aspects of the customer’s experience.