Deck and Fence Renewal Systems in Cincinnati offers interior hardwood floor installation and restoration services!
For installation, our experience and expertise, we are able to provide and install beautiful wood floors in just about any size, species and stain color you could imagine.
For Restoration, no matter what your refinishing or restoration needs, allow us to get your floors back to looking and feeling better than new. We offer a variety of refinishing and restoration services, from a small leak all the way to a full-home flooring demolition and rebuild. No job is to large or too small!
A hardwood floor can last 100 years if it's well cared for. As a professional, you know that refinishing the floor is one of the ways to keep hardwood floors looking warm and beautiful. Here's a step-by-step guide to refinishing a hardwood floor.
First, get all that furniture out of the way and give yourself some room to work! The floor that you are working on should be completely free of all objects. If there are fixtures or other appliances, you will want to cover these with plastic tarps to protect them from sawdust. You will want to seal off the room you are sanding from other areas (that are not being refinished), and this is where your painters tape come to the rescue. Tape up all outlets, gaps under doorways and other cracks where dust might sneak out.
Second, make sure you double check that you have all the required tools, equipment, products and safety items. Also, make sure you have enough time on your hands, this is not something that you want to rush. We are not suggesting that everything is done in a single day, but you must have a plan on hand that you can follow, especially if there are others who will be a bit upset about displaced furniture, etc. Just take some time to read the instruction labels on all the products, although it can be a little tedious (especially if you are in a rush), it is always worth doing so and we highly recommend it.
Third, now that you’re all set (and you have your protection on), sand sand sand (repeat a number of times lol). It is important keep the sander moving because if you leave it in a single place for too long, it can create an uneven surface. Remember to sand the wood floor uniformly throughout the room, you don’t want to start applying a coat of finish to your wood floor, only to spot an area that wasn’t sanded properly. Lastly, it is ideal to start with a rough grit (to remove the paint or previous finish) and then to use a fine grit to make your floors “silky smooth”.
Fourth, once the sanding is complete, take a couple hours to remove every single trace of dirt, dust and other nasties from the room. This is the time to use your vacuum cleaner, brooms, dust pans and whatever else you have at your disposal. It is critically important that you don’t start refinishing your hardwood floor until this has been done, otherwise, you will seriously regret it. Trust us, tiny dust particles mixed into your wood flooring finish is the last thing you need. It looks horrible.
Fifth, if you want to stain your floors a different color, do it now. The procedure is almost the same as refinishing (will write an article soon) and obviously, this is optional. Once the stain has been brushed on, allow it to dry completely before continuing.
Sixth, now is the moment of glory, you can start actually refinishing your wooden floors! Use the smaller brushes to apply finish around all corners of the room (basically about 2-3 inches out), which is often referred to as “cutting” in painting terms. Once that is complete, use the roller to apply finish to the bulk of the floor, starting at the wall opposite to the entrance to ensure that you leave yourself an exit!
Lastly, after it is completely dry (about 8 hours, give or take), apply another coat of finish to your hardwood floors as they usually need at least two coats to look decent. We understand that it takes a long time and is fairly labor intensive, but please resist the urge to leave it at one coat, it will not last, and you will be disappointed with the result.