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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I tell if my floors need to be refinished?

If the floors show normal wear marks, small scratches, or a dull look, you may only need to buff and apply a new coat of finish to bring back the original luster and shine. If the floors have been damaged by heavy traffic, continuous water exposure, minor pet stains, deep scratches; or if the finish in some areas is gone, your floors will need to be refinished What is the difference between water based and oil based finish?

The water based finish provides a smooth surface and protects the hardwood floors as good as the oil based finish. Both oil and water based finishes come in satin (low gloss), semi gloss, and high gloss.

The water-based finish, also known as "Swedish finish", takes 2 or 3 hours to dry. A lot of people prefer it because it is almost fumes free. It is clear and will not change the color of the wood.

The oil based finish takes from 10 to 12 hours to dry, depending on ventilation and weather conditions. It has a yellowish color and tends to change the color of the wood with time and exposure to light. The job site should be well ventilated to avoid the strong fumes released during the drying process.

Can I change the color of my floor?

Yes, only if you choose to refinish the floors. Once we have sanded to bare wood, our crew will place several stain samples, which you can choose from.

How should I care for my floors?

Please refer to our "maintenance tips."

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