At A Plus Flooring, we know that wood's greatest asset is its ability to be refinished and sanded to look like new. With our top quality line of sanding equipment, we guarantee that our flooring can be professionally sanded and refinished.
New or Old: Bring your old floors to life or give your new floor a glow. No matter what the condition of your floor or the type of timber, let us turn it into a stunning polished floor. Sanding an existing wood floor usually consists of (2 – 4) passes. Each pass is done with a different grit of sand paper, with a final pass using very fine 100 – 120 grit, depending on the type of wood being sanded.
We stock sandpapers with grits of: 16, 24, 36, 40, 50, 60, 80, 100 and 120.
Our professional refinishers select the proper combination of sandpapers needed for the job.
Our high quality stains come in a variety of shades and patinas. They are designed to penetrate and seal the wood, while adding luxurious color. A coat of stain takes the place of a polyurethane coat.
Example: one coat of stain with two coats of polyurethane is needed to complete a finishing job. A natural finish takes three coats of polyurethane with no stain coat.
Floor Finishing Process
Surface finishes are very popular today because they are durable, water-resistant and require minimal maintenance. Surface finishes are blends of synthetic resins. These finishes most often referred to as urethanes or polyurethane's remain on the surface of the wood and form a protective coating. They are generally available in high-gloss, semi-gloss, satin and matte.
There are basically five (5) main types of surface finishes:
- Oil-modified urethane.
- Moisture-cure urethane.
- Swedish finish or acid cure urethane.
- Water-based urethane.
- Aluminum Oxide Finishes.
After the floors are sanded and cleaned, we apply the first coat of either stain or polyurethane (depending upon the desired finish). We allow the coat to dry over night and when it is sufficiently hard, we lightly sand the coat with fine grit sandpaper (100 – 120 grit) to knockdown the grain, and to create a surface that will allow the next coat to adhere properly. The second and third coats of polyurethane is applied the same way.