Professional Hardwood Floor Refinishing and Staining
Thinking about covering up your hardwood floors? Think again …
Most hardwood floors can be refinished to look new or even to completely change the style of your floors. In almost every case this can be done for much less than it would cost to install carpet over the top. And, there are several benefits to maintaining your hardwood floors instead of installing carpet. Hardwood flooring is easy to maintain, hypoallergenic, and adds value to your home.
Our team at Professional Floors of St. Louis can help you restore your hardwood floors. We specialize in providing professional hardwood floor refinishing services for homes, businesses, and gymnasiums across the St. Louis Metro area. When screening and re-coating your hardwood is not doing the trick, our master hardwood flooring refinishers can restore even the most damaged hardwood floors.
Restoring Historic Hardwood Floors
St. Louis is full of homes built around the turn of the century, most of these homes have top nailed hardwood that has seen better days. However, this is not the end for those floors. Our team of hardwood refinishing experts can help you sand down and refinish those hardwood floors to maintain their beauty.
Revitalizing these floors is not easy. In some cases, it can mean removing or altering old finishes, repairing damaged spots, and completely refinishing areas where there may be water or pet damage. Hardwood floor refinishing can help you restore your home and transform your floors to suit your style.
Refinishing Gymnasium Floors
Gymnasiums take a lot of use and abuse, especially in high schools and colleges. Our team at Professional Floors of St. Louis has helped school administrators refinish and renew their gymnasium floors. This includes schools like Eureka and Parkway West. Often when gymnasiums are refinished it is a lengthy process involving not just the normal refinishing process but also ensuring that the floors are properly painted. Our team can help you get all of this done quickly and cheaper than most other refinishing companies. Get in touch with our experts to get a quote on refinishing your gymnasium floors.
The Hardwood Floor Refinishing Process
In most cases the hardwood floor refinishing process is straightforward. Remove the old finish and stain and apply new stain and finish. This is often a time-consuming process that can go wrong in many places. Learn more about the hardwood refinishing process below.
Removing the Old Finish and Stain
The first step in any hardwood floor refinishing project is to remove the existing stain and finish from the wood.
This process uses a flooring sander which is specially designed to pull away the finish and stain to reveal the bare wood. During this process, we also uncover any problem areas which can be repaired before the floor is refinished. In some cases, removing the old finish can mean removing shellac and wax that is over 40 years old. This can take time but is essential to fully preparing the floor to accept a new finish.
Re-staining and Finishing the Floors
Before the old finish is removed our team will help you choose a new stain and will also help you determine what the best finish is for your home or business. The finish you choose depends on the amount of traffic and regular wear and tear your flooring may see. Once these are decided and the floor has been brought back to bare wood, our team will begin the staining process applying the stain you chose for your floors. Once stained the floors get finished in several coats of finish to provide the maximum level of protection for your floors.
Polyurethane Vs. Water-Based Hardwood Flooring Finishes & Stains
When it comes to choosing a finish for your hardwood floors, there are two main choices for style. Water-based and Polyurethane finishes. These two types of fishes have different applications and reasons for choosing them. Depending on the color, durability, and cost you may choose one over the other.
Polyurethane Based Finishes
When looking at polyurethane based finishes there are some factors you must consider. If you are going for a natural color on your wood, then choosing a polyurethane can help pull some of the amber tones and natural coloration better than a water-based finish. In addition to this because polyurethane is an oil-based finish it stands up to water better than water-based finishes. This makes polyurethane based finishes great for high traffic areas around doors and kitchens.
Water-Based Floor Finishes
Water based floor finishes are often more expensive than polyurethane finishes from the outset. However, there are some scenarios that call for water-based finishes. If you are trying to achieve a white, or grey color to your hardwood, then choosing a water-based floor finish is your best choice. Water-based finishes have no coloration and do not affect the final color of the flooring, where polyurethane has a natural amber tone that will get more amber over the course of its lifespan.
If you need help choosing the correct finish for your project, our team of experts can help you make the right choice. Contact us today to start talking about refinishing your hardwood flooring in St. Louis.
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Contact Us For Hardwood Refinishing in St. Louis
If you are considering refinishing your hardwood contact our experts. We can provide you with a free estimate on refinishing and can help you choose the perfect hardwood for your spaces. You can reach us by filling out our online contact form or by calling 314-843-4348 to schedule an appointment.