Wood floor sanding
Improve your worn wood floors with sanding and finishing services from a certified and trained specialist…
Hardwood floor refinishing requires integrity, training, and skills. Our expertise lies within site finished wood floors. Site finishing of wood floors has been a key process for hundreds of years that makes a home truly beautiful. Although labor intensive, this procedure renders a completely flat and sealed contiguous wood surface that should last for years.
Over the years, quality hardwood floor refinishing professionals seem to have gone the way of the Jedi…
How it all started…
Premium wood floor sanding is a dying art in the world of wood flooring. Home building across the US tends to drive a lot of trends in the flooring world. Years ago, builders determined that it was considerably easier to stay on schedule if the finishing process of a floor was finished prior to arrival at the job site . This led to the proliferation of factory-finished floors with Aluminum oxide, micro-bevels, and laminate floors.
Customize Your wood floors
We’re able to apply a number of different finishes to help ensure the success of your job, depending on your project’s specific needs
swedish floor finishes
waterborne low VOC finish
custom color Development
maintenance coats and repairs
The big flooring lie
Retailers of carpet and tile suddenly identified a quick way to gain market share and began to sell factory-finished floors like they are gold. In fact, if you visit some floor covering stores around central Oregon you will likely hear a number of people selling AGAINST site-finished wood floors. No matter what choice you make, eventually all floors need to be maintained. No matter what floor you have, we can help you through this maintenance process.
“Virtually all manufacturer warranties for aluminum oxide will only cover replacement boards after you wear completely through the finish, but not surface scratches. “
what makes a great job
Anytime you hire a professional, the saying is that you are paying not just for what they are doing, but what they know. If you were getting surgery to fix an ailment, then you would certainly not shop around for the lowest priced doctor. Hardwood floor refinishing is NO DIFFERENT in all honesty. We hope that you will thoroughly consider all aspects of your project with equal importance and not just the bottom line price.
What we have written is simply a general tutorial about the process and not intended to complicate your decision-making. Feel free to give us a call because we will make sure to answer your questions with integrity.
We have been serving clients in Bend, Redmond,
Sunriver, Sisters and Prineville, OR. for the last 20 years.
If you look at the floor below, make note of the contours of the finish across the grain. If you were to run your hands across this floor, you would be able to feel this rise and fall of the floor between the soft grain and the hard grain of the wood. As you walk across the floor day after day, these higher spots of the floor will experience slightly accelerated finish wear. The surface is not truly flat, compared to the floor on the left.
Although it is subtle, if you look also across the floor on the right, there are fine lines that are about 8-10” wide that appear throughout the reflection of the finish. Although chatter is not a contributor to premature finish wear, it certainly is a flaw in the world of sanding and is aesthetically unpleasing. Occasionally contractors will defend against chatter and say: “That’s normal” or “It will go away on the next coat”… The truth is that it does not go away.
Chatter in a wood floor can develop for many reasons, but ultimately does not get resolved because of inadequate final finish sanding procedures.
The National Wood Flooring Association has set forth a standard that says wood floors should be judge from a standing position only and under normal lighting conditions. When applying colored stains to a wood floor, the color should be even in tone and free from sanding machine marks. When preparing a floor for stain, if the sanding sequence is poorly done, then the stain will highlight machine marks that are visible even from a standing position. It is important that your contractor is a trained professional with a passion for quality, or you could end up with this common sanding and staining problem.