Floor Sanding & Floor Refinishing in New Hampshire

Tired of looking at your old wood floor? Get the lush and invigorating character of the wood back in your home by sanding and refinishing your wood floors.

Can You Refinish My Floor?

Most of the time, yes! Although, wood floors do have a limited amount of times they can be sanded down. This is because the sanding process takes away a much larger amount of material than you might think. Most wood floors are made from the thing strips with tongue and groove, and that’s how the floor is installed without any nails showing. These types of floors are usually only about 3/4″ (three-quarters of an inch) thick. Every time you sand the floor, you remove about 1/8″ (one eighth) of an inch. That means after this is done 3-4 times. It’s best to have someone inspect the floor before deciding to just start sanding an old floor.

What About The Dust From The Sanding? Is It Going To Create A Big Mess?

While sanding a floor does cause dust, we do the best we can to keep the dust under control using vacuums that are attached to the sanders, and we also hang dust screens in doorways to keep dust from traveling into other areas of your house. Sanding your floor does not have to be a big mess!

What's The Difference Between Refinishing, Floor Sanding and Polishing?

Most of the time when people say they want to “refinish” a floor, what they mean is floor sanding. This is done to get scratches out, old wear and dirt that’s been ground into the floor over time. Polishing can be done for floors that are lightly scratched, and mostly just need water marks and other surface wear buffed out, and potentially a new coat of polyurethane applied to add a layer of protection to the floor.

If you would like some extra reading, here’s a great article by This Old House that describes the difference between “refinishing” wood floors and actual “floor sanding”.

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