Once you've decide to install or refinish a wood floor, you may wonder what will happen next. Knowing what to expect before, during and after the work takes place ensure a high quality job.
GETTING YOUR FLOORS SANDED
Before work begins, remove all furnishing, draperies, paintings, and other items from the room. Flooring professionals typically are not insured against damages to these items, so removal will be your responsibility.
It usually takes 3-4 days to complete a project when floors are sanded and finished with three coats of polyurethane, 4-5 days when adding a stain. Removal of existing flooring, may take approximately 1 extra day. The sequence is as follows:
Sand and Finish
Day 1 - Sanding and 1st coat
Day 2 – 2nd coat applied
Day 3 – 3rd coat applied
Sand, Stain and Finish
Day 1 –sanding and stain
Day 2 – 1st coat applied
Day 3 – 2nd coat applied
Day 4 – 3rd coat applied
If your floors are being sanded, finish or refinished, be prepare for some noise and disruption.
We seal all the doorways with plastic. Each room is vacuumed thoroughly.
As part of our customer satisfaction we take extreme pride in making sure your home is left as neat as possible in the inside as well as the outside.
When the finish is applied, stay off your floors until dried. It takes 15-24 hours for each coat to properly dry.
Furniture may not be placed back to original locations within 72 hours from the time last coat is apply.
New Installations, the wood will need to acclimate, which will vary from 2 to 3 days.
Keep in mind that no 2 boards will be identical. Variations in appearance are completely normal. Cracks are normal as well, and will appear and disappear between floor boards during seasons of high and low humility.
If you are ripping up the carpet, you may have a few unexpected minor surprises like gaps with base molding Damaged areas e.g. from pet stains or water stains from radiators or air conditioning units (could be from previous owners) Occasionally, there are missing sections where repair work was done or walls removed If ripping up carpet on steps, recognize that you will need to paint the stair risers and stringers (as well as spindles)