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What Happens When You Get Your Wood Flooring Refinished

When it comes to restoring the beauty of your hardwood floors, floor sanding and refinishing are essential processes. Homeowners trust Dave’s Floor Sanding to transform worn-out floors into stunning masterpieces in Minnesota and the greater Twin Cities area.

If you’re considering floor sanding and refinishing for your hardwood floors, it’s helpful to understand the basic process and what to expect. In this blog post, we will guide you through the basic steps involved in floor sanding and refinishing, giving you a general high-level understanding of the transformative journey for your floors. 


Step 1: Inspection and Preparation 

The first step in the floor sanding and refinishing process is thoroughly inspecting your hardwood floors. Our team at Dave’s Floor Sanding will assess the condition of the floors, checking for any damages or uneven areas that may need attention.

Once the inspection is complete, we will prepare the area by removing furniture, rugs, or any other items from the space. This includes covering any areas you want to avoid being sanded and cleaning the floors thoroughly. Removing any nails or staples from the floor is important, as these can damage the sanding equipment.


Step 2: Sanding the Floors 

The next phase of the process involves sanding the hardwood floors. Our experienced technicians utilize professional-grade sanding equipment to remove the top layer of the wood, eliminating scratches, stains, and imperfections. This step is crucial in preparing the surface for refinishing. It may involve multiple passes with different coarseness of sandpaper, ensuring a smooth and even surface.

Two types of sanding are typically done: rough sanding and finish sanding. Rough sanding is done with coarse-grit sandpaper to remove the old finish and any major imperfections. Finish sanding is done with a finer grit sandpaper to smooth out the surface of the wood and prepare it for the new finish.

After the sanding is complete, removing all the dust from the floors is important. Removal can be done with a vacuum cleaner or a dust mop. If there is any remaining dust, it can prevent the new finish from adhering properly to the floor.


Step 3: Staining The Wood

If desired, this is the stage where staining comes into play. Staining provides an opportunity to enhance your hardwood floors’ color and visual appeal. Our team will help you select the perfect stain that complements your existing aesthetics or assists in achieving a new desired look. The stain will be applied evenly and allowed to dry, showcasing the desired shade and highlighting the natural beauty of the wood. 

If the floors are bare wood, they may need to be primed before the new finish is applied. This will help seal the wood and prevent the new finish from absorbing too quickly.


Step 4: Applying the Finish 

The final step in floor sanding and refinishing is the application of the finish. The finish acts as a protective layer, sealing the newly sanded and stained wood. It enhances the durability of the floor and guards against stains, moisture, and everyday wear and tear. Depending on your preferences and needs, various options such as polyurethane, varnish, or oil-based finishes may be available.

Our experts will guide you in selecting the most suitable finish for your hardwood floors. The finish is typically applied with a roller or a brush. Once the finish is applied, it’s time to protect it. This can be done by applying a sealant. The sealant will help to protect the finish from scratches and wear. Once the finish is dry, you can enjoy your new floors! Hardwood floors are a beautiful and durable option for your home, and they can last for many years with proper care.


Are You Ready For Refinshed Floors?

Floor sanding and refinishing allow homeowners to revive and rejuvenate their hardwood floors. By understanding the step-by-step process, you can have peace of mind knowing what to expect during this transformative journey.

 Dave’s Floor Sanding & Installing is committed to delivering exceptional results for our Minnesota customers, ensuring that your hardwood floors regain their natural beauty and shine. Trust in our expertise and attention to detail as we transform your worn-out floors into stunning focal points of your home. Contact us today to understand our process more and get started on refinishing your hardwood floors.