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Monday, March 12, 2018

Can My Hardwood Floors Be Sanded and Refinished?

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How Many Times Can Hardwood Floor Be Sanded and Refinished?

One great feature of having hardwood flooring installed in your home is that this flooring material can be re-surfaced and refinished. This allows you to bring back to life and the beauty of your wood flooring after normal wear and tear or damages that can happen over time.

But how can you determine whether your hardwood flooring can still be sanded or not? The answer lies in how much wear layer is left on your wood flooring. The thicker the wear layer, the better probability that the floor can still be re-surfaced.

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Sanding hardwood floors is the process of taking out scratches, dents and other imperfections in the wood flooring using different levels of coarse sand papers and sanding machine. When done professionally, sanding hardwood floors usually takes away about 1 millimeter of your wood flooring surface. So depending on the thickness of the hardwood flooring wear layer, it can be sanded and refinished.

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Solid hardwood Floor  1/4" wear layer

Sanding and refinishing solid hardwood floors is the most ideal. It can be sanded around six to seven times in the course of the wood flooring's lifetime. A good solid hardwood floor's wear layer usually starts at 6mm thick. Do take note that sanding the wood flooring's surface would smoothen and even out the top layer. Distressed hardwood floors usually requires hand sanding which is more labor intensive and time consuming therefore more costly compared to a regular sanding and refinishing work.

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Engineered Hardwood Floor 3/16" wear layer
Sanding and refinishing engineered hardwood floors - The quality of engineered hardwood floors is usually determined by how thick the wear layer it has. Some engineered hardwood floors can be cheaper in price but have too thin of a wear layer. Having their best interest of our clients in mind, the minimum requirement for us to install an engineered flooring for a clients is at least 3mm. This is to make sure that they get their moneys worth because this will allow at least 3-4 times of sanding. 

Installing anything less than that will only allow 1-2 times of sanding and after that your wood flooring can not be sanded anymore. 

Having hardwood floors are known to increase the value of your home. A simple sanding, staining and refinish can cost effectively update the look of your property and take care of any scratches, stain, dents or imperfection on the wood flooring. When done by a professional the process can be very fast and easy. Making sure that the flooring technicians are well experienced, licensed and have your best interest can and will save you from a lot of unnecessary problems. Typically, homeowners tend to overlook the importance of the thickness of the wear layer of the wood flooring.  They tend to get hardwood flooring installed base on how cheap they can get it.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Resurfacing Your Hardwood Floors

Spring is here and it usually means spring cleaning! So before you start busting your chops making your home sparkly clean; Let me remind you that nothing like a well polished, newly buffed or refinished hardwood floor to bring your spring cleaning in full circle.  So what is the Difference? When do we buff the floors and when do we do sanding?

Having your hardwood floor buffed occacionally would make your wood floor more durable and will usually take care of the light stains and scratches on the finish. Buffing is a lighter process of sanding the floor and applying a coat of polyurethane finish.

Sanding hardwood floors is a more thorough way of resurfacing the floor.  It requires a more abrasive kind of sand paper to remove deeper scratches, dents and imperfections off of the wood flooring. After evenly sanding we apply three coats of polyurethane finish. The finish that we apply is water base and if our clients have a special preference for a finish example no VOC finishes then we apply that as well.

It is fairly important that you have a professional and experienced hardwoof floor refinisher do the Resurfacing of your floors. This ensures that the sanding process is done right the first time and will not waste precious wear layer of your hardwood flooring.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Hardwood Floor Installation and Designs

Most houses who have hardwood flooring installed, would typically have a straight flooring installation where wood planks are laid side by side. But wood flooring can actually provide an array of design possibilities and still preserve the warmth, sophistication and elegance it naturally brings to any home. Provided that the installation is done by a knowledgeable, experienced and license hardwood flooring installer.

Installation of patterned and design wood flooring requires custom milled or cut planks. Tongue and Groves (these are found at the sides of the planks and it's what connects or join them together) must match. Milling specifications and the amount of wood needed will be determined by your hardwood flooring specialist base on the patterns you want. 

One of the installation pattern popularly used is the Herringbone pattern. This way of installation can be identified in different types of Herringbone Pattern. You can choose from single, double and diagonal. The type of design is distinguished by the way it is laid down for installation and varies in the degree of the angles the wood flooring is cut.  Do take note that Herringbone is a different pattern from chevron as illustrated in the picture below.

There is a world of possibilities for design and creativity when it comes to installing hardwood floors.  As wood flooring adds value to your home, having a designer floor will surely amp up things for you as a home owner. 

So for the next time you would consider having your wood floor replaced or have new hardwood flooring installed, consider the integration of design and creativity. This will showcase the beauty of the wood flooring and your sense of style as a person.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Our Hardwood Flooring Resolution 2014

One of our favorite thing in our line of work is the opportunity we get to work with different kinds of professionals. As a hardwood flooring company we have collaborated with general contractors, interior designers, architects business and homeowners achieve their hardwood flooring vision. We enjoy the challenge it brings but most of all we treasure the relationship we build with all our clientele. It is quite a thrill for us to see a sense of satisfaction on their face whenever we finish a hardwood flooring project. This year we look forward to meeting more people who appreciates our line of work, we look forward to not only installing hardwood floors in more homes but instilling to our clients our commitment to provide the best hardwood floor experience. This year we renew our commitment to strive for perfection in every step. Whether it may be refinishing, custom staining, repair and restoration, or hardwood floor installation Custom Hardwood Flooring LA is here to serve you!

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Prepping Up Your Hardwood Floor for the Holidays

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Like the song says "Its beginning to look like Christmas!", and with it comes all the holiday cheers and preparation. This is the time of the year when relatives and friends comes over your house and gives you the chance to show off your cooking, fashion and home design prowess. Top on the list to give attention to (well maybe next to the turkey and holiday gifts of course!) is your hardwood floor! When everyone starts coming in your house to give you their holiday love and wishes your hardwood floor gets the most beating. But no worries, hardwood floors are designed to weather out exactly this kind of holiday traffic with a little help from you.

You might want to start putting some door rugs so your guests will have something to wipe their shoes and boots on. This helps prevent dust, dirt and water from getting into your home and on to your hardwood flooring. It would also help if you can put rugs or area carpets on hallways, entryways and any other high traffic area that you have hardwood flooring on.

If your a guest and you know that your going to a house with hardwood flooring on, please be an angel and avoid wearing pointy metal stiletto high heeled shoes. These kind of footwear can damage the hardwood floor by denting and scratching them. If you really need to wear such shoes, there are heel caps that can be purchase at retail stores. This way all you really bring into the house is good old jolly cheers!

Before your hosting debut arrives we recommend having your hardwood floor buffed. Buffing hardwood floors is basically lightly sanding the floor after which a finish will be applied. This will polish and give your wood flooring a clean and good as new look in time for your event. If currently your hardwood floor has deep scratches or dents, having it sanded and refinished will surely take care of this problem. Also the added polyurethane finish will act as added protection to your wood floors. Sanding and having your hardwood floor refinished will require a few days, depending on how big the room's square footage is. Whether you need hardwood floor buffing or hardwood floor sanding and refinishing, it is best that you plan ahead. Call your floor specialist to schedule for an estimate and they'll take it from there.
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The holidays are not the holidays without the festivities of food and drinks. A midst all the excitement spills are a given. When this happens its imperative that any kind of spills be wiped away immediately and make sure that the spot is completely dry. Water or any liquid on wood flooring that is left unattended, can cause problems and damages such as warping and molds.

Wood is an organic material. Normally, they respond to change in temperature. Hot makes it contract and cold makes wood expand. Keep thermostat at room temperature. Also, this will make everyone comfy as you enjoy each others company this holiday season.

Last but not the least, Enjoy! For sure all your holiday decors and trimmings is well complimented by your hardwood floor. We can just imagine just how warm and elegant your parties will be no matter how big or simple they may be. That is the beauty of having hardwood floor installed in your home and it best showcased during this time of the year. From all of us here in Custom Hardwood Flooring LA, we wish you a blessed holiday and may you have peace, good health and love this coming New Year!

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