Sand and Finish / Refinishing

Hardwood floors are a beautiful and natural product that sets it apart from other floor coverings.  The proper finish enhances both the grain and color and protects the wood.  Poor quality or poorly applied finish allows the wood’s natural beauty to deteriorate and creates an unneeded maintenance problem. 

The Process

1.  The wood is sanded down with a large drum sander.
2.  Along the walls an edger is used to sand the wood down to a smooth surface.
3.  A buffer is used to remove all fine marks remaining.
4.  The floor is vacuumed.
5.  If desired, the floor is stained.
6.  The floor is coated with an oil base polyurethane.

(We apply three coats of polyurethane) 

We do not recommend or use water base polyurethane due to its lack of durability.  Water base also shows scuff marks from shoes and is very difficult to remove.  Oil base is a syrup like product that is more durable due to its thickness. It shows less scuff marks which are very easy to remove. 


Wood floors, properly finished, are the easiest of all floor surfaces to keep clean and new looking.  Unlike carpeted or resilient floors that show age regardless of care, wood floors can be kept looking like new year after year with minimum care.  A good rule of thumb is to vacuum or dust mop, preferably with a swiffer, once a week.  Do not generally wet a floor with water or any cleaner which requires mixing with water.  A cloth or mop wetted with water and squeezed dry may be used to wipe up food or other spills, provided the area is buffed dry immediately.  Excessive amounts of water may find a way to seep into scratches causing wood fibers to swell and affect the finish.  We recommend using a wet swiffer every other week, after dust mopping.

Proudly serving the entire Emerald Coast of Florida!

Hardwood Floors
By Rushing Enterprises
4625 Delwood Park Blv.
Panama City Beach, FL 32408