Hardwood Floor Sanding and Refinishing in Virginia
Sanding your hardwood floors is not something that should be made into a DIY project. Sure, it may save you some money, but ultimately, sanding hardwood floors requires precision and skills that only experience can provide.
At Hatcher’s Floors, we ensure quality hardwood floor sanding and refinishing to bring your floors back to life without error.
If properly maintained, sanding and refinishing your wood floors should only have to be completed about once every 10-15 years. But the knowledge required for sanding hardwood flooring is best kept to the experts!
First, were your floors or floorboards covered with carpet? Are they in good condition for sanding? How many times have they been sanded? Do you have enough floor left to sand? Is your floor solid or engineered hardwood? Did you check for protruding nails or bits of grit stuck in the joints? Do you know how to work a drum sander?
If we lost you on any of those questions, you should not attempt to sand your hardwood floors alone.
At Hatcher’s Floors, we are experts in sanding and refinishing hardwood floors in Virginia and the metro DC area. When you hire our elite team, you have flooring professionals in your pocket to analyze and carefully sand and refinish your floors.
The Sanding Process:
What you can expect:
- Contact us for a free hardwood sanding quote and we will schedule an estimator to come and carefully assess your hardwood floors, as well as measure the room(s) in your home or office space.
- Once contracted for your sanding project, our team will remove any carpet, shoe base moulding, tack strip, carpet padding, nails, staples, grit, or any other potentially hazardous materials to sanding equipment.
- All interior doors will need to be removed, as well as furniture, drapery, and low-hanging chandeliers.
- Fumes from oil-modified polyurethane can be lethal to small pets (birds, guinea pigs; anything smaller than a rabbit) so we require that those animals be removed from the premises for the entire coating process. Larger pets can stay in the home, but we recommend securing them on another level to keep them away from the work area. If your pets are traumatized by strangers or noise, you may consider housing them at a friend or family member’s until the process is complete.
- Sanding: Rough sanding the floor is the first step. Then, the edges and corners of the room are sanded. Last, our experts will screen sand the floor.
- Sanding hardwood floors is extremely dusty, so after sanding is complete, we remove all the dust.
- Apply the wood stain. This step is only necessary if you wish to change or improve the floor color.
- Apply the finish. Water-based polyurethane wood finishes or lacquers, wood oils, or oil-based polyurethane wood finish may be used.
Leave the Sanding and Refinishing to Our Hardwood Flooring Experts!
When you are ready to bring your hardwood floors back to life, get a free quote from the experts at Hatcher’s Floors. Since 1984, our company has proudly served home and business owners in the metro DC area, as well as Springfield, Arlington, Fairfax, Vienna, Fredericksburg, Great Falls, Mclean, Sterling, Ashburn, Prince Georges County, and Montgomery County.
We’re one of the few local companies who get our supplies directly from big industry leaders like WE Cork, Mirage, Bruce Hardwood Floors, Shaw Floors, Mercier Wood Flooring, Mullican Flooring, and Triangulo. By choosing Hatcher’s Floors you get high quality choices and exceptional customer service.
With industry-trained installation experts and a team of on-site supervisors, your hardwood sanding and refinishing project is in great hands!
Frequently Asked Hardwood Floor Sanding & Refinishing Questions
Can you refinish and restore hardwood floors without sanding?
- While it is possible to refinish and restore your hardwood floors without sanding by using a chemical abrasion kit found in-stores, then buffing and coating the floors with polyurethane and using a revitalizer, you will find yourself buying supplies, renting equipment, and spending quite a bit of time on the process. Our advice is to weight the pros and cons to doing it yourself vs. hiring a professional hardwood flooring company to get the job done. Hiring a hardwood flooring expert can save you time, hassle, headache, and from having to re-do the DIY job if not done right.
How can I stain hardwood floors without sanding?
- Sometimes, it doesn’t take a full sanding job to bring your hardwood floors back to life. You can make your old wood floors look brand new by refinishing them through a screening and coating process. However, this process will take you around 48 hours, $1,000, and require renting equipment like a buffer to get it done. Leave the task to the pros and hire a hardwood floor refinishing service near you.
How to clean hardwood floors after sanding
- Sanding is a crucial part of the hardwood preparation process and requires a smooth, clean surface before coating with a stain. Use a dusting brush, vacuum, and a cloth dampened in water to remove excess sanding dust before applying a stain.