Floor Refinishing

Wood Floor Refinishing in Nanaimo, BC. Floor sanding, floor polishing, and coating wood flooring in the mid-Island areas of Vancouver Island, BC.

Solid and engineered wood floor refinishing.

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Floor Sanding

We remove old coatings, scratches, and gouges using powerful belt and edge sanders.  Professional floor sanders remove the thin top layer of old floor coatings on hardwood flooring.

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Floor Polishing

Fine floor polishing smooths out the surface after coarse sanding and is critical for a professional finish. Polishing prepares wood grain for floor finishes.

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Floor Coating

The final step when refinishing a wood floor is applying the finish coatings.  Stains and floor finishes can be customised and applied to achieve different looks on all wood flooring.

Wood Floor Refinishing Nanaimo, and all Mid-Island Areas of Vancouver Island, BC.

23 years experience repairing, restoring, and refinishing hardwood floors.

Vancouver Island Floor Finishing has the knowledge, skills, equipment, and machinery to provide premium, cost-effective hardwood floor refinishing and coating services on Vancouver Island. We use a combination of dustless vacuum extraction and water-based floor sealers to refinish solid and engineered wood floors in Nanaimo and the surrounding mid-island areas of Vancouver Island, BC. Refinishing restores and rejuvenates existing wood floors that are scratched or dull.

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Years Experience

How do we refinish wood floors?

There are many varieties of wood floors, experience is our asset when repairing and refinishing hardwood flooring.  Our process has evolved over the years and combines modern technology floor finishes, machinery, and skills of the wood floor refinisher.


Dust Minimization


Fast Drying


Full Guarantee


Eco- Friendly Finishes


Stains & White Wash


Owner Operated

What Will A Wood Floor Refinisher Do?

An experienced hardwood refinisher uses unique skills, machinery, and products to restore solid and engineered wood flooring.


The refinishing process begins with floor sanding the old coatings, scratches and gouges off using commercial belt sanders and various coarse grit sanding belts. After removing the top layer, finer grit sanding belts are used to smooth and even out the surface.  Other refinishing tools and equipment are used around edges and corners.  Before staining or finishing, rotary polishers and fine sanding screens smooth out the surface area before vacuuming and coating.

We work with clients to achieve a floor finish that is visually appealing and adds value to their home or business.  We use and recommend water based floor finishes for the look, durability and low VOC ratings that are safer for both the environment and home owners.

Professional Wood Floor Refinishing

Floor Sanding, polishing, and coating hardwood floors in Nanaimo, BC.

When refinishing floors, we apply high-quality floor finishes and wood stain products from a variety of local Vancouver Island distributors. If your floors have previously been refinished with a water-based sealer, then compatible finishes are applied to repair and restore the look of hardwood floors. Commercial water-based floor finishes are our chosen coating system for all domestic and commercial applications.

Island Floor Finishing comes with all the necessary floor machinery, finishes, and stains to completely transform your home. We can guide you while choosing stain colors and gloss levels to customize your wood flooring. Our mobile refinishing service in Nanaimo includes products and materials needed to carry out the refinishing process successfully. After completing wood floor refinishing on Vancouver Island, we ensure your home is clean and dust-free.

Restoring Wood Flooring In Nanaimo, BC

We provide a complete wood floor repair and restoration service, including solid and engineered wood flooring.

Hardwood floor repairs

Repairs and Restoration

Visit our wood floor repairs page for more information on floor board repair.

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Floor sanding and resurfacing

Our resurfacing and floor sanding pages have more information on refinishing a wood floor.

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Staining and Finishing

For information on the types of stain and finishing effects we can apply, visit our floor finish page.

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Remote Estimates

We don’t need to visit your home or business to give you an accurate estimate for wood floor refinishing.  All we need is the floor measurements and a few pictures.  This way, we can email an estimate to you in a day or 2!

What are your service areas?

All aspects of wood flooring, including repairs, restoration, floor sanding, polishing, installation, and maintenance.  Free estimates of wood floor services in Nanaimo, Lantzville, Parksville, Nanoose, Ladysmith, Chemainus, Duncan, and Port Alberni. For other areas of Vancouver Island, including Tofino, Courtney, Cobble Hill, and Campbell River, please email us; we would be happy to discuss your project.

Do We Offer Any Guarantee?

All Vancouver Island floor finishing repairs, refinishing, repairs, and installations are guaranteed to be performed as intended. The manufacturer’s warranty covers our products when restoring and refinishing wood floors.  New wood floors are guaranteed for a lifetime when installed by our skilled and accredited installer.  We are licensed and insured for all residential and commercial wood floor refinishing and installations. Please email us to discuss all flooring services in Vancouver Island, BC.

How long will The job take?

Vancouver Island Floor Finishing comes to you with all the necessary floor machinery, finishes, and stains to complete the wood floors in your home.  We can help you choose a new floor look by offering pictures and samples of previously refinished wood floors.  Our mobile floor refinishing service completes floors from Cobble Hill to Campbell River, including Port Alberni. Most of our refinishing jobs are completed within 2-5 days, depending on the size of the wood floors.

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Owner Operated

Vancouver Island Floor Finishing is owned and operated by 20-year wood flooring professional Matt Wilson.  Matt is involved in all steps of floor refinishing and works with the owner from the initial quoting until the final finish!

What is the process?

All our services start with an initial estimate which itemizes the materials and steps used and the total cost.  If clients wish to make a booking, we can complete the refinishing as efficiently as possible to allow you to re-enter a suitable period for the work to be completed. We generally work one job at a time to complete the refinishing as efficiently as possible, allowing you to re-enter the home or business as soon as possible.  All terms of service and payment details are included in the estimate.

Can All floors be refinished?

Floor sanding and refinishing can only be applied to solid, engineered, and floating floors with at least 4mm of wood veneer on the surface.  Wood floors and finishes will discolour and wear out over time. Any attempt to stain or refinish small areas to match an existing floor finish will generally result in a patchwork effect. It is best to sand and refinish all floor areas for an even look throughout the home.  Refinishing one room is possible in certain situations, like where a wall or door divides the areas.  Contacting an expert wood floor contractor for advice will result in a professionally refinished hardwood floor.  Laminate and vinyl floors must be replaced when damaged or worn out.

What is sandless refinishing?

Sandless refinishing is a process that uses a chemical solution to strip existing surface coatings, such as oil and solvent-based floor finishes.  After the old coatings have been removed, a tinted finish is applied.  This process will not remove dents and gouges from floors like sanding and refinishing do and will not work on pre-finished and engineered flooring.  Vancouver Island Floor Finishing does not recommend or use this “Sandless” refinishing process.

Why Choose Us?

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Eco Friendly

Safe for family, pets, and the environment. Eco-friendly, commercial-grade floor finishes.

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Latest technology

We use modern floor finishes and machinery to reduce dust and fumes in your home.

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Licensed & Insured

Commercial and residential multi-city licenses, public liability insurance, and WorkCover coverage.

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Owner Operated

23 years experience in the wood flooring industry. Communicate with the owner from start to finish.

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Online estimates and strict distancing measures ensure your health and safety.

Vancouver Island floor finishing

Floor supply, installation, refinishing, cleaning, and restoration. All flooring, finishes, cleaning, and refinishing supplies on Vancouver Island, BC.

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