Dust free floor sanding

How much dust is created when floor sanding and polishing? It is obvious and correct to assume floor sanders produce a great deal of dust. The standard industry dust free machinery are fitted with internal fans and dust bags.  Although it’s called a “dustless”...

Caring for wood floors

No matter what kind of floor you have, or what type of finish used, there are certain steps that must be taken to maintain the finish on your floors. Regular or daily maintenance requires no more than sweeping with a soft bristle broom, dust control mop, or vacuuming...

Volatile Organic Compounds

What are VOCs? And how do they affect me? Wood floor refinishing restores scratched and faded hardwood floors. Unfortunately, many common products used to refinish wood flooring also contain harmful chemicals known as volatile organic compounds. VOCs reduce air...

Choosing the right floor contractor

Choosing the right wood floor contractor There are significant problems associated with choosing an inexperienced floor contractor to install or refinish your wood flooring. If you wish to avoid these problems, start with engaging a skilled wood floor contractor. If...

Why we choose water-based polyurethanes

Why do we recommend water-based floor finishes? There are basically two types of polyurethane available; oil-based (solvent-borne) and water-based urethane (water-borne). Oil based products were originally the standard in the industry until the development of...

Environmentallty friendly floor finishes

When choosing environmentally friendly floor finishes, locate your local Nanaimo wood floor refinisher. There are currently many different water-based floor finishes available on the market.  Talking to the owner at Island floor finishing can be helpful as he has been...