Sanding and Refinishing – Striving for Perfection!

Sanding and refinishing hardwood flooring is a very economical way to transform the look of your home and enhance its value.

In many cases, years of wear or neglect can cause wood floors to become dull and lifeless; sanding and refinishing is needed to restore the original beauty and resilience.

A Fresh Start for your Hardwood Floors

The warmth, elegance and durability of hardwood have become increasingly alluring. The first thing many people do when buying a new home, or refurbish an old one, is to pull out the carpeting and restore the hardwood floors. Sometimes people may even decide to change the overall look or colour of their existing floors. Whatever the reason for your renovating and redecorating efforts, FineFloors love to transform unattractive, old floors and make them look brand new!

Our crew of highly-trained professionals have the experience and technology to provide you with the best quality, cleanest sanding and refinishing processes available today. Our systems are designed to protect your health and the environment while achieving maximum results in terms of beauty and durability.

Our goal is to always save you time and money whilst keeping disruption to a minimum.

To this end, we follow a simple six-step process:

Step 1: Preparation

To prepare for the sanding and refinishing operation, all furnishings are removed; walls and trims are masked and plastic is hung over entrances and exits where possible to minimise exposure to dust and chemicals.

Step 2: Sanding and Conditioning

FineFloors professionals use state-of-the-art sanding equipment and a powerful vacuum system that reduces dust to a minimum, while conducting a three-pass sanding process to remove the old finish; this ensures an even exposure of beautiful new wood. After the first rough sanding, filler is applied to the surface of the floor to seal cracks, crevices and repair imperfections. When the filler is dry, the floor is sanded again with a finer grade of sandpaper. The floor is then screened to remove any marks left by previous sanding passes. Finally, a buffer is used to eliminate any unseen scratches.

Step 3: Staining

At FineFloors we understand that the time and skill-intensive staining process is critical to customer satisfaction. We offer almost any colour available on the market today. We also have extensive experience in matching stains to existing wood and preparing custom-mixed stains. Whenever possible, our service professionals will demonstrate stain samples on the flooring, so customers can see their chosen stain before the application process begins. Our FineFloors professionals apply stains by hand and use machine buffing to ensure uniform coverage.

Step 4: Sealing

The sealer coat is vital to the durability of the finish and we generally recommend using two or three coats after the stain. We then apply buffing between each coat to ensure a uniform finish.

Step 5: Finishing

FineFloors offer a full range of oil-based and water-based polyurethane finishes, designed to achieve semi or high-gloss results. We apply three costs of finish, with additional screening and buffing between coats to remove dust and ensure the highest-quality end result.

Step 6: Cleaning up

We return your furnishings to their original state and position, removing all of our equipment and supplies. We never leave a mess behind!

Expert Help

Our hardwood floor experts are always on hand to help you make the right choice and offer you the advice you need in choosing the floor that complements your unique taste.

We are fully insured with Public Liability Insurance.