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Norton Knows Hardwood Floors.

 

 

Purpose of Sanding

If your floor is showing considerable wear, or perhaps you would like to change the color or you’ve completed renovations in your home then your best option will be sanding them to bare wood. One of the real advantages of wood floors is that they can be refinished many times before needing to be replaced.

 

The refinishing process begins by sanding the floor, with heavy-duty commercial sanders, down to the bare wood. This process can create a lot of dust in your home Norton Floor Refinishing will be using a (Dust Containment System) equipment.

 

After sanding, the floor is examined. Any bad wood is replaced and any cracks are filled with Wood Floor Filler. If you have chosen a stain it will be applied after a finish sanding step using a fine abrasion screen. Your floor will then be sealed with a Sealer. This product not only seals the wood, it provides an optimum surface for applying one of the premium waterborne or oil modified finishes. To provide a deep, rich finish 2 to 3 coats are applied.

 

You’ll have several appearance options with finishes — gloss, semi gloss or satin depending on the finish you decide to use.  With one of our free estimates we can provide you with more complete details of how we will handle your specific job.

 

Purpose of Recoats

Whether you purchased a home with hardwood floors or if you had them sanded and refinished your floors will begin to lose the surface coating. Especially in high traffic areas such as front entrances or paths from room to room. Depending on the amount of traffic and the type of floor coating, the amount of time before you should recoat your floors will change. Usually 3 to 5 years.

 

If you begin to see areas where the floor has lost it’s shine or if you should see bare wood you are in need of a recoat. Failing to recoat a floor will cause harm and additional expense because it will have to be completely sanded. Should the surface become completely bare and exposed to sunlight or water you will begin to have darkened areas. This is a result of exposure of the wood and will require a complete sanding and recoating to repair it to perfect appearance.

 

Recoating is a way of adding years of use and beauty to your floors. A typical hardwood floor is able to refinished 3 to 4 times before the surface becomes to thin. Recoating extends the life of the floor as well as enhancing the beauty and at a fraction of the cost of refinishing.
Preparation for a Recoat:

You will need to clear your room or rooms and tape off any doors or other areas to contain   dust. If you want you can ask to have dust containment included in your bid. After the job is complete access to the floor will vary depending on what type of coating you choose. The time can be as short as 24 hours and as long as 72 hours. Both of these times will be for light traffic only preferably without shoes.