Contact Barahona Hardwood Flooring. Wood floor refinishing for Stafford County, Fredericksburg, Prince William County, Spotsylvania County, and surrounding areas. Get a free quote for hardwood flooring estimates from the top installers and refinishers in the area. Check out some of the details below to better understand the refinishing process.
The first step to refinishing a floor is to have a professional come out and identify the type of wood that your dealing with. The type of wood in your home makes a big difference to the refinishing process. There are also two general categories for hardwood flooring, engineered and true hardwood flooring. Each has their own lifespan and can be refinished a certain number of times before they need to be replaced. For info about hardwood flooring types check out the home page
There are specific steps that must be taken for hard wood refinishing. Everything in the room that needs be refinished has to be moved. Next, the area must be preped and prepared for sanding. Typically, this can be a dusty and messy event so the company doing the refinishing will often times cover certain items and vents in your house when necessary.
Now it's time to sand the floor. Often times a drum sander is used on the first pass of sanding the floor. The hard wood refinishing crew will often times wear respiratory protective equipment and use equipment equiped with vacuums to clean as the go. The wood flooring will soon start to exhibit a more natural and raw look. This is normal.
Once the floor is sanded, the next step is for the hard wood refinishing crew to apply the stain and finish you have selected. This application often takes time and meticulous attention to detail. Drying times vary between different finishes. A general rule of thumb is to let the stain dry for at least 24 hours. Multiple coats may be required for the stain and finish to be properly absorbed into the hardwood. See below for more details about choosing a flooring stain.