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Professional Hardwood Floor Refinishing and Staining

Hardwood Floor Refinishing

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

Gymnasium Floor Refinishing

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

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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.

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We had our entire ranch home's floors repaired and refinished. The reason we chose this firm is because in their literature it states "customer satisfaction is the utmost important aspect ...
Angie's List Reviewer - Ballwin, MO 63021
Replaced hardwood floors
Angie's List Reviewer - Eureka, MO 63025
I was so pleased to get our floors sanded and resealed. When my brother-in-law decided to do-it-himself the wood turned out all wavy because he really did not know what he was doing. Now ...
Ken And Mary L. - Ladue, MO 63124

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The majority of our 65-year old home had been carpeted, so once we pulled up the carpeting, Professional Floors took up the tack strips and (millions of) staples, then sanded and refinished the existing hardwood floors and installed new quarter round on the first floor. Terrific work and worth ...
Angie's List Reviewer - Ballwin, MO 63011
Went as planned. Good color, returned once for some touch ups.
Angie's List Reviewer - Ballwin, MO 63011

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Enclosed is the balance for our hardwood floors. They look beautiful. The guys were great and it was a pleasure having them here.

Floyd M. - St. Louis, MO 63118
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Our Service Area

Our team at Professional Floors of St. Louis is proud to provide professional hardwood flooring and vinyl flooring services to homeowners, business owners, and schools across the Greater St. Louis Area and parts of Illinois. Take a look at our service area map or click the button below to see a full list of cities that we service.

Missouri Counties:

Jefferson County ・ Lincoln County ・ Saint Charles County ・ Saint Francois County ・ Saint Louis County ・ Saint Genevive County ・ Warren County ・ Washington County

Illinois County:

Calhoun County ・ Jersey County ・ Madison County ・ Monroe County ・ Randolph County ・ Saint Clair County

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