This process involves sanding the top layer of the hardwood floor eliminating the finish and getting down to raw wood in order to refinish the hardwood flooring. This is done for a couple of reasons. The first is if the floors are looking old and have many scratches in them from year of wear and tear. This will allow restoration of the flooring to its original luster and finish. The second reason to do this is to change the colour of the floors. This is usually done when clients install solid hardwood stairs and like to modernize their existing floors to a different stain.
The floors are sanded using a drum sander. This process produces a considerable amount of dust and although there are ways of minimizing this dust to some extent, it is not possible to entirely eliminate it. This may prove to be an unsuitable option for families who are living in the residence as the work is being done, specially if they suffer from dust allergies. It is recommended that residents clean their ducts upon the completion of the refinishing process to eliminate any dust accumulation in the ducts.
Solid hardwood floors, Engineered hardwood floors, parquet floors, and solid hardwood stairs are suitable surfaces for sanding and refinishing.
This section contains information you will need to consider if you are installing unfinished solid or engineered hardwood flooring. When choosing the right type of finish for your floors, consider your lifestyle and maintenance preferences. All wood floors will require routine maintenance, such as sweeping or dust mopping, to keep them looking beautiful and new, but different wood flooring finishes will have a big impact on how you care for your floor long-term, as well as how your floor will look in the years to come.