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Refresh Your Home With Floor Sanding and Finishing

Posted on April 6th, 2011 In: Blog, Floor Sanding Services Blogs

There is nothing that compare with the elegance and beauty of a just refinished hardwood flooring. However most homeowners do not know the process required to achieve the perfect finish. With a little bit of research and patience, it is only a matter of time before you can give your home a complete makeover.

The Floor Sanding Process

Before you can give your floor a beautiful finish, you will have to ensure that you do a good sanding job. Floor sanding is essential to get rid of the old finish, dirt, dust and stains. This will ensure that your floor looks smooth and even. You can begin the sanding process with coarse sandpaper and gradually move on to finer sandpaper in order to remove any imperfections from the floor.

The Finishing

If you want a color finish then you will have to apply a stain before applying fresh coats of polyurethane. Ensure that you allow the stain to dry first before applying the polyurethane coat. Once the stain is dried, apply the first coat of polyurethane and allow it to cure for a couple of days. Then sand the floor lightly before applying a second coat of polyurethane. The sanding done before the second coat will enable the polyurethane layers to bind together. Allow the second coat to dry for an entire day before you apply the final coat. The entire process takes three to five days depending upon the number of coats required. But it is worth the wait as you get a very beautiful finish.

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