Buff & Restore Wood Floors

A hardwood floor buff and recoat will restore existing hardwood flooring with an additional wear layer and remove slight imperfections.

This process removes the visible scratches and abrasions from everyday wear and tear seen on the surface of your wood floors. The hardwood floor buff and recoat process not only restores wood but delays the need for complete sanding and refinishing for years while maintaining shine.

Applying a new coat of Bona Traffic HD or Bona Sport HD polyurethane to your hardwood floors every three to four years will likely completely eliminate the need to refinish your floors.

Additionally, this wood floor treatment takes place without toxic fumes or a dusty mess.

buff and recoat gym floors glossy finish

Shown above is a buff and recoat on a gym floor that we did in one day for the Muslim Mosque in Raleigh, NC. We used Bona Super Sport HD high gloss polyurethane.


Over time, the top wear layer of your hardwood floor’s protective surface is lost by the wear and tear of daily living. To maintain the life of your floor it’s important to periodically apply a new finish layer that restores its luster and protects its beauty.

  • Removes Dirt & Grime
  • Fills In Surface Scratches
  • Restores Sheen & Luster Of Wood
  • Creates A Fresh Protective Wear Layer

This restorative process is an excellent way to preserve the beauty of your hardwood floors for many years to come.

Whether you have prefinished hardwood or site finished, we can apply a satin top coat, semi-gloss or a high gloss polyurethane.

All the top coats we use during the buff and redcoat process will adhere to all hardwood flooring. This does include prefinished hardwood, as well as engineered hardwood floors.

It’s an economical alternative to preserving both solid and engineered hardwood floors. But don’t wait too long before recoating your hardwood floors. Why, because if you are seeing discoloration already, the buff and recoat process will not fix discoloration.

Our Restoration Process:

Buff & Recoat w/ Fine Grit Paper

Remove Dirt, Dust, Minor surface scratches & Residue
Thoroughly vacuum Wood Flooring & Tack
Refortifies & Protects Newly Restored Hardwood Flooring

Buff and Recoat FAQs:

  • No. You don’t need to worry about sanding too much of the wood’s surface away. We only buff (not sand) with a fine grit sandpaper to remove minor surface scratches out of the top layer. Once the floor is buffed and clean we then apply a new topcoat that makes beautiful floors look like new again.

  • 2-4 hours for water base and 8-10 hours for oil base polyurethane.

    A traditional hardwood refinishing can take a week or more to complete. For most wood floors, buffing and recoating takes just one day.

  • No, water based finishes are odor-less and quick drying. You will just need to stay off of the areas being worked on.

  • Prior to receiving Tri Point Flooring’s buff and restore services it is the customer’s responsibility to move all their furniture from the hardwood flooring being restored. Tri Point Flooring contractors do not charge to move furniture because they do not move furniture.

Our Service Area Includes:

Cary NC
Raleigh NC
Apex NC
Chapel Hill NC

Hours of Operation:

Monday • 8:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday • 8:00am-6:00pm
Wednesday • 8:00am-6:00pm
Thursday • 8:00am-6:00pm
Friday • 8:00am-6:00pm

*** We Offer Free Quotes For All Projects Over 500 Square Feet