Traditional hardwood floor refinishing generates airborne dust 22 times the OSHA level. This outdated method is not only messy, but because wood dust is a carcinogen, it’s simply unsafe.
Look for a company that offers “dust free” refinishing. But ask the right questions to ensure you’re truly getting the safest, cleanest option for your home
If your floor’s finish is not completely worn down, recoating can delay the need for complete resanding and refinishing and restore the beauty of your floor. A “buff and recoat” approach prepares the floor surface by abrading or roughing the existing finish to ensure adhesion of another coat of finish. The process is simple, relatively fast, and less expensive than a full refinishing. However, this approach is only appropriate when your floor has only surface scratches, no stains, a dulled surface, and only minor imperfections.
When your floor’s finish is worn or damaged beyond what recoating can repair, refinishing is necessary. Refinishing involves a complete sanding of the floor to bare wood while leveling the floor’s surface. Then, the existing wood color can be changed to the color of your choice. In addition, a Magnus derson Master Craftsman will repair cracks, pet or other stains, minor buckling or crowning of wood planks, and other imperfections. Only then is a new protectant sealant applied to preserve the natural beauty of your floor. Sanding and refinishing is the best approach for wood floors with major wear, deep scratches, gaps in the flooring, minor buckling or crowning of wood planks, and color changes.