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...

Dust free wood floor resurfacing

The dust-free wood floor resurfacing process varies on the equipment and machinery used.  The standard industry dust free machinery are fitted with internal fans and dust bags.  Smaller handheld polishers and sanders are not as effective at controlling the airborne...

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...