D.I.Y Floor refinishing
The difference between do it yourself floor refinishing and engaging a professional refinisher?
What are the processes involved in D.I.Y floor refinishing?
When carried out correctly the results add value to your home or commercial property. When 1 or more of the steps are skipped or fail, the problem may be irreversible and result in repeating the floor sanding and finishing process. Replacing a floor damaged during floor sanding is a realistic outcome of D.I.Y refinishing.
Removes old finishes and coatings while creating a smooth surface prior to applying finish coats. Dents, gouges, and chatter effects are common when using unbalanced or rental equipment. Professionals use high powered commercial machines.
Removes sanding marks left by a belt sander or edger, in-between coats and preparing a floor for stains and finishes. Rotary polishers are used by professionals but require extensive training. Oscillating square buffers are ineffective wood polishers.
Applying stains, finishes and effects including water, oil and solvent based floor coatings require a variety of floor preparation and application techniques. Bubbles, pooling, lap lines, patchiness and delamination are common problems that can be avoided.
It takes years to master floor refinishing processes…
“I continue to complete all refinishing and resurfacing contracts personally. Over the years I have trained many employees and a few have gone on to be successful floor contractors. Floor sanding and refinishing is a physically demanding and skilled trade, I can offer advice, but experience is the most valuable asset for a floor refinisher.”
Do It yourself wood floor refinishing in Nanaimo, BC.
If you would like to try to refinish your own wood floors, we can provide tools and materials that will help you during your project.
How to refinish wood floors?
Taking a few minutes to read our post on the processes and techniques we have developed over the past 20 years, may prevent a few of the problems that can occur during D.I.Y refinishing?
Finishes, stains and effects used on our clients floors are available for purchase to the public. We can calculate the quantities needed for your project to minimise wastage and costs.
Why Choose Us?
Safe for family, pets and the environment. Eco-friendly, commercial grade floor finishes.
We use modern floor finishes and machinery to reduce dust and fumes in your home.
Licensed & Insured
Multi city licenses, public liability and WCB insurances for commercial and residential contracts.
20 years experience in the wood flooring industry. Communicate with the owner from start to finish.
Online estimates along with strict distancing measures ensure your health and safety.