Even if you don’t plan on doing a floor refinishing project yourself because of the skill and knowledge required to do a good job, it’s important to understand what the process includes. This helps you better communicate with your wood flooring professional and better judge the refinishing estimates you receive. Here’s what you can expect after you clear the room of furniture and the baseboards are removed.
Step 1: Sanding
A sander removes the existing finish and any surface scratches or imperfections. Typically, there are several rounds of sanding with ever-finer sandpaper. A hand-held sander may be used for corners, edges or other hard-to-reach spots to ensure an even, level surface before the next step of the refinishing process.
Step 2: Cleaning & Staining
Then, the floor is vacuumed and mopped to remove dust and debris. A very clean surface is crucial for a flawless stain and finish. If your wood floor is being re-colored using a stain, this is the next step. Stains must dry completely before floor finishing products are applied.
Step 3: Finishing & Buffing
A high-quality polyurethane floor finish is applied, and several coats may be needed, with enough drying time provided between them. After the final coat has dried, the floor is buffed with a fine-grit sandpaper or a buffer to smooth out any imperfections and create a silky finish. Once the finish is cured, it’s time to reinstall the baseboards and return the furniture to the room.
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