Hardwood Floors

Hardwood Refinishing

Our life can be so busy with its daily comings and goings. Foot traffic, pets, moving furniture, spills, messes, etc. all add up and over time take a toll on your hardwood flooring causing it to look damaged, dull, and less than new. Taking a good look you may even have noticed some staining or places where the boards have begun to pull away. One of the worst things you can do is ignore the problem as this will not go away but only create more of an issue and be costlier down the road. But don’t start looking into replacing your flooring just yet, not all damage or discoloration means your flooring can’t be fixed. Often times refinishing your hardwood floor can get it back to looking shiny and new again.

Our qualified, experienced flooring contractors can come to your home, do an inspection, and give you a written estimate. A little fix here and a refinishing there may be just what is necessary to bring the life back into your hardwood flooring once again. Because we care about our customers we will take the time to discuss every step from beginning to the final clean-up. Our company has been in this business for over 35 years. We have the equipment and the know-how to tackle any hardwood flooring project. Bring your concerns and your ideas and allow Dave’s Floor Sanding & Installation, Inc. the opportunity to make your hardwood flooring come alive once again.

Hardwood Floor Buff and Coat

If you have ever heard the term "screen and recoat" or "buff and coat" (which are actually the same thing), then you may know why this procedure is so vitally important to the life and vitality of your hardwood flooring and to your pocketbook.

Everything needs maintenance over its lifetime to keep it in tip top shape and doing its job. Your vehicles, your roofing, your yard, even your hardwood flooring needs maintenance and part of its regular program should be a buff and coat.

Polyurethane is a coating for your hardwood flooring that helps to protect it from the elements. However, over time that coating is removed by day to day wear and tear. Scratches signal a loss of coating and therefore a loss of protection. The longer you wait to take care of the situation, dirt, grim, and water can be damaging your hardwood flooring requiring more work and money than you first imagined to get it back to its original beauty. Just like a vehicle, if you would go to the mechanic when you first hear the brakes squeal, it can cost you around $100. Unlike if you ignore the noise, wait, and then go when you hear the grinding, we are talking hundreds of dollars as you are repairing more than just the original issue. This is why regular maintenance is a must to keep your hardwood flooring not only looking beautiful but functioning its best for you and your family.

Remember that the protective coating of polyurethane does wear off over time. Why not let the experienced flooring experts at Dave’s Floor Sanding & Installation, Inc. help keep your hardwood flooring protected before what could be a simple recoat turns into something much more.

Hardwood Floor Sanding

In thinking about sanding your hardwood flooring you may have thought, "That doesn’t seem too difficult. I can do this myself." Sanding your own hardwood flooring may seem like a less expensive choice but without the knowledge and experience of how to properly sand your floor, you may end up doing more harm than good to both your floor and pocketbook.

Sanding not only takes time but also requires you to take quite a few specific steps. Did you get the right equipment? Exactly which sander should I rent? What grade of sandpaper is the best? Do I need more than one grade as I have multiple issues on my floor? How many times do I need to sand….you mean I have to do it more than once? Can I ask my neighbor what he used even though our floors aren’t the same? Am I sanding aggressively enough or too aggressively? Am I doing further damage? These are just a few questions you might end up asking yourself.

Safety is another big ticket issue and not just your safety but the safety of your flooring. Should you sand without sweeping first or even choosing the wrong grade of sandpaper to use could cause costly damages to your hardwood floors. Using the equipment improperly or not letting the sealing sit for the proper amount of time could cause even more damage as well as a mess.

Why not hire a professional flooring contractor who not only has the knowledge and experience but has all the equipment as well? What could possibly take you days of try and retry, do and redo, can take a professional merely hours. Our team of experts at Dave’s Floor Sanding & Installation can do just that! We can do an inspection of your flooring and discuss with you the best course of action. We will also give you a written estimate. From beginning to end, we have the knowledge and the equipment to restore the life back into your hardwood flooring once again.

Solid Hardwood Unfinished/Prefinished

When thinking about installing solid hardwood flooring, one of the things you need to consider is whether or not to install unfinished or prefinished flooring. For several reasons there is a big difference.

A nice thing about prefinished flooring is you can actually walk on your floor immediately. From start to finish, the installation time is significantly less. The flooring does not have to be cured. When it is down, it is done, and you can move your furniture right back into the room. Not so with unfinished flooring. Since it is finished on-site you may have to wait days or maybe even weeks before you can even move one piece of furniture back in the room. The reason for this is that while the flooring may feel dry, if not left to completely cure it is susceptible to scratches. It may also take weeks to cure due to multiple layers of the polyurethane as each layer must cure completely before the next is applied, making it extremely time consuming. But I do have to say if you are interested in any type of customizing such as inlays, medallions, or boarders, having the floors finished on-site is the only way to go. With prefinished flooring this isn’t even an option.

Factory applied finishes can be more durable than those done on-site and, with everything factored in, the final cost can be much less expensive. But if you have a tendency to want to change your floorings appearance, you will not be able to do this with a pre-finished floor. Even though it is initially more expensive, down the road the unfinished flooring will be much easier to sand and refinish to give your home a new look.

While both unfinished and prefinished solid hardwood flooring having their own advantages and disadvantages, you really must weigh everything in light of you and your family’s lifestyle. What will work best for you not only now but in the years to come? With everything there is to consider, why not let the professionals at Dave’s Floor Sanding & Installation, Inc. lend a hand. We have the knowledge and the equipment to not only help to guide you in making that decision but to see that any flooring need that you have is taken care of quickly and completely. Let our experts help to bring value and beauty to your home with new solid hardwood flooring.

Floor Refinishing Contractor: Blaine, Minnesota

Blaine, Minnesota, part of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area, is home to a 600-acre National Sports Center, which is the world’s largest amateur sports and meeting facility.  This center features 60 grass soccer fields, an 18-hole golf course and the Schwan Super Rink containing four Olympic and four regulation ice rinks, as well as 100,000 square feet of indoor training and meeting space.  But that’s not all.  How could you have a National Sports Center without a cycling velodrome.  In case you are not sure, a velodrome features a steeply banked oval track consisting of two 180-degree circular bends connected by two straights.  A true cyclist’s dream!  

With sports and sporting equipment being a major part of community life in Blaine, it can take its toll on your home’s wood flooring.  With hardwood floors increasing the value of your home, it is important to regularly check yours to make sure it is in good repair.  Flooring that is showing signs of discoloration, scratches, dents and dings may not necessarily mean you need to replace the flooring but it may be time to refinish them. While some people elect to do the work themselves, it is important to know that refinishing your hardwood floors can be a difficult and hazardous project which could leave you damaging the floors rather than fixing them.  Before beginning any such project it is always important to have a professional flooring contractor take a look to make sure measures are taken to prevent permanent damage to the wood and to your investment.

Our professional floor refinishing contractors at Dave’s Floor Sanding have been refinishing and replacing hardwood flooring in thousands of homes and commercial facilities for over 35 years.  Whether it is giving existing hardwood flooring a beautiful refinishing or installing new flooring, they know exactly what needs to be done to keep it continually looking beautiful for you and your family…sports equipment and all!