Floor Resurfacing  Nanaimo, BC.

Experienced wood floor resurfacing on Vancouver Island. 

Solid and engineered wood floor resurfacing.

Floor refinishing


Floor Sanding

We remove old coatings, scratches, and gouges using powerful belt and edge sanders.  Professional floor sanders remove the thin top layer of your 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 the wood grain for coating.

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Floor Coating

The final step when resurfacing a wood floor is applying the finish.  Stains and floor finishes can be customised to achieve your desired look before being applied to wood flooring.

Wood floor resurfacing Vancouver Island, BC.

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

Wood floor resurfacing is the cornerstone of any skilled wood floor repairdust-free company. Without the right skills, experience, and equipment, a simple board repair can result in irreversible damage to your floors. Many steps that require skills and expertise to complete are involved in the resurfacing process. Renting floor sanding equipment and beginning a DIY resurfacing or refinishing project often leads to problems. Read our DIY tips before engaging someone using domestic rental machines or renting them yourself. We use the latest dust-free floor sanding machinery and offer professional advice to homeowners interested in restoring their hardwood floors.

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Years Experience

How do we resurface wood floors?

Hardwood floor resurfacing is a more involved process than refinishing.  Resurfacing may include repairs or leveling out high spots on floors before staining, coating, and refinishing. Wood floor resurfacing is generally required on older wood floors.


Dust Minimization


Fast Drying


Full Guarantee


Eco- Friendly Finishes


Stains & White Wash


Owner Operated

What is the difference between hardwood resurfacing and refinishing?

Many older homes in Nanaimo and other areas of Vancouver Island were initially constructed with fir and oak wood flooring. These wood floors show their age, and the solution is resurfacing or refinishing. While people use the terms resurfacing and refinishing interchangeably, they have slightly different meanings.
What’s the Difference?
Refinishing is sanding the top layer of an existing wood floor and then applying a new stain or transparent coating system. Refinishing is generally only recommended for newer solid or engineered wood flooring where the current finish has worn out.
Resurfacing hardwood floors may involve removing old floorboards, rough sanding down uneven boards, and replacing or reinforcing floorboards with new nails. The wood floor resurfacing process is more time-consuming and requires professional experience.

Professional wood floor resurfacing.

Resurfacing hardwood floors on Vancouver Island, BC.

All aspects of wood flooring, including repairs, restoration, floor sanding, and polishing, installation, and maintenance. We offer free online estimates and solutions to all wood flooring, including solid wood floors and engineered hardwood floors. We provide inspections and written quotes for Nanaimo, Lantzville, Parksville, Nanoose, Ladysmith, and Chemainus wood floors. For wood flooring inquiries in other areas of Vancouver Island and mainland  Vancouver, BC, please call to discuss your project.

Island Floor Finishing has all the necessary floor machinery, finishes, and stains to transform your home completely. Our mobile wood floor resurfacing service includes all products and materials needed to restore wood floors successfully. After completing wood floor resurfacing on Vancouver Island, we ensure your home is clean and dust-free.

Resurfacing wood flooring In Nanaimo, BC.

We provide a full wood floor repair and resurfacing service on all solid and engineered wood flooring styles.

Hardwood floor repairs

Repairs and Restoration

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

Floor sanding and restoration

Floor sanding and resurfacing

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

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Staining and Finishing

For information on the types of stain and finishing effects we can supply, 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 resurfacing.  All we need is the floor measurements and a few photos.  This way, we can email an estimate to you in a day or 2!

What are your service areas?

All aspects of wood floor resurfacing, including repairs, restoration, floor sanding, polishing, installation, and maintenance.  Free estimates for hardwood resurfacing 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, resurfacing, repairs, and installations are guaranteed to perform as intended. The manufacturer’s warranty covers the products we use when restoring and resurfacing 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 resurfacing and installations. Please email us to discuss all hardwood resurfacing services on Vancouver Island, BC.

How long will The job take?

Vancouver Island Floor Finishing has all the necessary floor machinery, finishes, and stains to resurface wood floors in your home or business.  We can help you choose a new look for your floors by offering photos and samples of previously resurfaced wood floors.  Our mobile floor resurfacing service completes floors from Cobble Hill to Campbell River, including Port Alberni and Tofino. Most of our resurfacing jobs are completed within 2-5days depending on the size of the area.

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Owner Operated

Vancouver Island Floor Finishing is a small, owner-operated business. We pride ourselves on being involved in all steps of the floor resurfacing process.  We work with the business owner from the initial quoting stage until the final finish!

Can All floors be resurfaced?

Floor sanding and resurfacing can only be applied to solid or engineered hardwood 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 resurface small areas to match an existing floor finish will generally result in a patchwork effect. It is best to sand and resurface all areas of the floor for an even look throughout the home.  Resurfacing one room is possible in certain situations. For example, where a wall or door divides the areas.  Contacting an expert wood floor contractor for advice will result in a professionally resurfaced hardwood floor.  Laminate and vinyl floors must be replaced when damaged or worn out.

What resurfacing products do we recommend?

Vancouver Island Floor Finishing recommends and uses water-based polyurethane for most of our wood floor resurfacing projects. Modern water-based finishes are 100% polyurethane and provide wear resistance that is better or as good as solvent-based products – without the fumes. For instance, floors in commercial premises are routinely coated with water-based finishes as there is minimal disturbance to the retail operation.  Good wear resistance is as necessary as a low-odor finish in these situations. This is why we recommend commercial-grade water-based floor finishes.

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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