Sand and Refinish Hardwood Floors

Learn about how to sand and refinish hardwood floors with Aladdin Carpet & Floors, a trusted Maryland remodeling company. Browse through questions on the sand and refinish process, hardwood floor finishes, and more. Aladdin Carpet offers free in home estimates, so get started on your new sand and refinish project today!

How can professional sand and refinish improve my hardwood floors?

Properly maintained hardwood floors can remain beautiful for decades. Although, if your hardwood floors have been in place for years without care, sanding and refinishing them can restore them to original glory.

What is the difference between water based finish and oil based finish?

Oil based finishes have been around far longer with a decent track record of success. Issues arise with the tendency to yellow over time, long dry time, and release vapors and VOCs, both enemies of the environment and your home. Recently, there has been an industry shift towards water based finishes. They are non-yellowing, non-toxic, environmentally safe and dry very quickly.

What is involved with a typical sand and refinish job?

Every sand and refinish job varies, depending on the wear and tear of the hardwood floors. Floors can be anywhere from lightly scuffed to those with deep scratches, yet almost all can be rescued and renovated. Sanding a hardwood floor usually involves utilizing a professional sander to strip the wood back to its “raw” state, removing imperfections that have appeared over time. The floor is then refinished with several coats of polyurethane. Customers can also opt for a staining before the floor is refinished. The end result is fresh, clean hardwood floors.

Is sanding and refinishing an easy DIY project?

Anyone can rent a sanding machine and give it ago; just don’t be too surprised when the results are not quite what you expected. There are various reasons that point to sand and refinish as a professional project, not a DIY. Aladdin Carpet & Floors knows which products are the best for each individual floor and how to apply. It’s a delicate and labor intensive process, so to get the best results sanding and refinishing hardwood floors is a job best left to experienced professionals.

Can engineered hardwood floors be sanded and refinished?

Albeit tricky, the answer is yes, under certain circumstances by highly trained professionals with engineered hardwood experience.

Sand and Refinish
Sand and Refinish
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