Refinishing – What it looks like

When you need your floor refinished, you might be curious what the refinishing process entails. Every wood is different, so the process might vary slightly depending on the wood you choose. Let’s look at some of the basic steps to refinish a wood floor with normal wear and tear, not in need of repairs.

Sanding Process for a “Natural/No Stain color Wood Floor:

  1. Moisture Testing: We’ll moisture test on our first visit, and at the beginning of our job. We’ll make sure there consistent before starting your project.
  2. Plastic, Plastic, Plastic! For dust control
  3. Vacuum: We must start with a clean slate.
  4. Sand the Floor Flat/Remove Finish: This is the most important step in our process. If we don’t make the floor flat at this point, all our work after this is not going to achieve the floor we want.
  5. Vacuum, Sand, Vacuum again
  6. Fill Floor If Necessary: This will be determined on a job by job basis and will be at the discretion of Blackhawk Floors, Inc.
  7. Sand, Vacuum, Buff, Vacuum again
  8. Tampico Most Industry professionals have only heard about this tool, but never used one. This is one of our best kept secrets…Ssshh!
  9. Inspect the Entire Floor
  10. Dry tack
  11. Sealer Coat
  12. Remove Plastic: At this point, we will not be making any more dust. We will often remove any unneeded plastic to eliminate all dust.
  13. Buff, Vacuum, Wet Tack
  14. Finish Coat
  15. Buff, Vacuum, Wet Tack Vacuum
  16. Final Finish Coat
  17. Final Inspection of the floor. At this point remove all plastic and the floor is ready for light foot traffic. The finish used will determine how soon the furniture can be replaced and when normal foot traffic can resume.

All steps are important to achieve the best possible results of your floor. The NWFA states that “A floor should be inspected from a standing position and without the aide of backlight. “

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