Wood floor refinishing and recoating:
Island Floor Finishing has the knowledge, skills, equipment, and machinery to provide a premium, cost-effective hardwood floor refinishing and coating service on Vancouver Island. We use a combination of dustless vacuum extraction and water-based floor sealers to refinish solid and engineered wood floors in Nanaimo and the surrounding mid-island areas of Vancouver Island, BC. Refinishing restores and rejuvenates existing wood floors that are scratched or dull.
If you are thinking of tackling the refinishing process yourself, as a DIY project, take the time to consider the cost and skills involved.
Applying floor finishes and coatings requires a skilled and trained professional. Floor finishes should only be applied after establishing which finish is currently on the wood flooring. Only an experienced wood floor refinishing contractor can confidently confirm what floor finishes have been previously applied to your hardwood floors. Delamination, separation, and rejection is a common problem that can be avoided by contacting Island Floor Finishing for all wood floor refinishing on Vancouver Island.
What’s the difference between wood floor finishing and resurfacing?
The terminology used to describe wood floor restoration can be confusing. While it is common in the wood floor industry to assume that floor sanding, refinishing and resurfacing are all part of the same process, this is misleading.
Wood floor refinishing:
This process involves floor sanding and polishing the top layer only and applying a fresh new top coat over the existing coating system. Refinishing wood floors is possible if the existing coating system is in reasonably good condition. This means that refinishing hardwood floors with light scuff and scratch marks can restore your wood floors without the need to resurface. Hardwood refinishing is also referred to within the industry as re-coating or sandless refinishing. If coatings are peeling or delaminating in any way, the floor will need to be resurfaced. Similarly, if the floor has dents, cuts, and gouges, the floor will need professional floor resurfacing.
Wood floor resurfacing:
Resurfacing involves floor sanding and polishing to remove old floor finishes, paints or adhesives. This process requires a number of professional floor sanders including, belt sanders, polishers, and dust-free vacuum extractors. Wood floor resurfacing is more involved and costly than hardwood refinishing which requires an experienced wood floor contractor to efficiently and expertly resurface wood flooring. It is never recommended to refinish or resurface would floors on your own for safety and quality reasons. Contact Matt and Island Floor Finishing to discuss wood floor contractor services in Nanaimo and surrounding cities of Vancouver Island.
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Which Floor Finish Should I Use?
If your floors have been previously coated with an oil-based finish and have no worn spots, it may be suitable for refinishing. Oil based finishes were commonly used by professionals, general contractors, and DIY on Vancouver Island for many years. If your floors are more than 10 years old it’s most likely finished with an oil based urethane. The key to ensuring that a new top coat of finish will not delaminate, separate or reject is preparation. Only an expert can correctly determine whether a product is compatible with existing finishes. We generally recommend clear finishes for refinishing. Gloss, satin and semi-gloss levels are available.
Do You repair wood floors?
All oil-based floor finishes will turn an orange color over time, refinishing will not change the color of the floor. Any attempt to stain repaired areas to match an existing floor will generally result in a patchwork effect. It is best to resurface all areas of the floor after repairs. Contacting an expert wood floor contractor for advice will result in a professionally repaired hardwood floor. After the floor has been inspected and any repairs resolved, Island Floor Finishing will refinish or resurface the floor to look new again.
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