Refinishing of solid wood flooring and older engineered wood flooring. We can sand your older existing wood floors from the dated color you may have to a modern clean wood floor that you would be proud to have your family and friends to see. Dust containment system included to minimize wood dust debris.typical residential sanding process:first all furniture must be removed out and off wood flooring areas that will be refinished. we then tape off with plastic sheeting doorways that will not be refinished, cover up kitchen counters, we proceed by removing all quarter round and transition strips as needed, this ensures a better refinishing job and will minimize swirls and imperfections around the perimeter. we then start sanding wood flooring down to the bare wood using 3 different grit papers, fill flooring for nail holes and small voids that naturally appear from seasons to seasons. Show wood floor samples on prepared wood floors when approved we apply one coat of penetrating stains allowing it to dry we then apply two coats of oil base polyurethane, buffing between coats. there are 4 different sheen's, matte, satin, semi gloss, high gloss. our pricing for this usually is between $2..50 - $3.50 per ft. minimum price is $650.00 anything under 200 sq ft is $650.00.When choosing the right type of finish for your wood floors, consider your lifestyle and maintenance preferences. All wood floors will require routine maintenance, such as sweeping or dust mopping, to keep them looking beautiful and new, but different wood flooring finishes will have a big impact on how you care for your floor long-term, as well as how your floor will look in the years to come.
typical builders or new construction: ON SITE SAND/STAIN & FINISHWe recognize that your flooring is a major investment and take great pride when we install a quality product that will bring you long term value to your home.This floor is available in a solid wood, full 3/4" thick, or ½" thick engineered and comes in a wide array of wood species. With a wear layer that is approximately ¼" thick. hardwood creations installs this floor by nailing directly to the sub-floor, after a layer of a special moisture barrier underlayment is installed. We nail our floors approximately every 8-12 inches apart, or in the case of the engineered we can glue down or staple.Normal installation is completed after all the major wall painting is done in a new home, and preferably after the heating and/or cooling system has been turned on. Normally we install before all the interior doors are installed, but we can install with the doors in place. Baseboards can be in place, if you use the large baseboards, and plan to use a base shoe (quarter-round).We normally sand the floors before the trim work is complete, and before the final touch-up. On new construction, we sand, stain and seal, and apply the 2nd coat of finish, which we call the "build" coat. This protects the floor for the final touch-up and trim out, but is not the very final coat. We do this final coat right before the owners move in on the floor. That way, the final coat of finish is not subject to heavy traffic, and lessens the chance of damage to the final coat of finish. hardwood creations also offers a dustless sanding method and equipment by request so there is little to no dust when the floor is sanded.
"Surface finishes are very popular because they are durable, water-resistant, and require minimal maintenance. Surface finishes are blends of synthetic resins. These finishes most often are referred to as urethane or polyurethanes, and remain on the surface of the wood to form a protective coating. There are several types of surface finishes available: water-based, oil-based, acid-cured, and moisture-cured. ""* Water-based finishes appear clear and will resist turning yellow over time. They have a mild odor when applied, and will dry in two to three hours. Water-based finishes are very durable.* Oil-based finishes appear amber in color. They have a moderate odor when applied, and will dry in about eight hours. Oil-based finishes are very durable.* Wax finishes soak into the pores of the wood and harden to form a protective penetrating seal, which will appear low luster and amber in color. They have a mild odor when applied, and will dry in a variable amount of time depending on the type of wax used and the job-site conditions. Wax finishes are durable, but will show spots from water and other contaminates.* Penetrating and hardening oils are usually made of tun oils, linseed oils, or other natural oils, along with blends of additional additives that can assist in drying and hardness.