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
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
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
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.