Many of our customers wonder, “When is the right time for hardwood floor refinishing service?” There are multiple tell-tale signs that you need floor refinishing. These signs include:
If wood flooring has not already passed the point of no return, a faster and much more cost effective method may revive floor finishes that are lightly scuffed or dull. A buff and re-coat
service may restore the beauty and sheen to a dingy wood floor. If in doubt, consult an experienced professional hardwood flooring expert.
It is important to note that with regular preventative maintenance and upkeep, hardwood flooring may never require refinishing. Hardwood flooring benefits hugely if it receives a buff and re-coat service every few years. Of course, the proper frequency is unique for each floor. However, on average, hardwood flooring should receive buff and restore services every three to six years.
No matter the age of the hardwood flooring, extreme wear and tear without regular maintenance, typically leads to refinishing.
Many people think that wood floor refinishing is a messy ordeal, stirring up dust and debris all over the home. Our hardwood dustless sanding
equipment helps to capture and remove 99% of the dust we create while we sand and strip away the existing finish.
The sky is the limit when considering hardwood stain color options
. Click the text link to see just a few stain color options. Keep in mind, there are many ways to tweak the stain colors to achieve perfect look for your flooring.
Bona products are our preferred stains and oils. This quality line of flooring products create exceptional combinations of stain colors and finishes. We achieve perfect adhesion between coats and can promise a beautiful result every single time.
The new Bona Craft Oil 2k is one of our favorite products because of its lower VOC, plant-based formula. This oil achieves a more natural or raw wood look with great penetration in one application. We can also apply multiple coats for the specific finish you want, even a modern, two-toned effect.
We know that picking a new color for the flooring throughout a space can be stressful. It is a big decision. That's the reason we offer our refinishing customers an in-home preview to help them select the perfect color. After sanding an area of your flooring, we apply sample of your three favorite stain colors to your floor in your space. We feel this is the best way to select the perfect stain color for your hardwood flooring.
Getting ready for hardwood floor refinishing work is easy. We just need you to ensure you have a 220-volt outlet from which we can operate our high-powered equipment. Most homes have these outlets behind their stove or electric dryer, if not elsewhere in the house.
The next step is removal of all of your home furnishings and other belongings for the sanding and refinishing process. To start working on your floors, the rooms must be clear of these items. You also need to remove expensive art and other wall hangings, as well as valuable curtains or drapes. For bathroom floors, ensure you have a plumber reinstall floor hardware removed during the work process.
Today’s floor sanders cause less dust than the electric sanders of the past. We use Bona and Clarke Dust Containment Vacuums. Oftentimes, this dust containment system is referred to as dustless sanding. Although this method is the latest and greatest and provides the most dust containment possible for hardwood floor refinishing, it does not provide 100% dust containment. Therefore, you may want hang plastic barriers in the doorways of rooms in which we will work, to contain any excess dust. If we hang these barriers for you, there is an additional charge.
For areas you want refinished, we must sand all of the floors at once. Otherwise, we cannot guarantee consistency in the stain color.
For the easiest process, you should consider being away from the home during our work. At least make arrangements to be well beyond the refinishing area. You cannot walk on newly stained or finished hardwood floors until they are fully dry. On average, you can expect the entire job to take between three to five days.
At Tri Point Flooring, we enjoy helping local residents achieve the gorgeous floors they want. We provide expert hardwood refinishing service
throughout the Triangle in Cary, Apex, Raleigh, Carrboro, Chapel Hill and nearby surrounding areas. We look forward to having you join our family of happy customers. Contact us today at (919) 771-7542
or our contact form for your FREE in-home estimate