We start the hardwood floor refinishing process by sanding your hardwood floor with a rough paper to eliminate any depressions, dings, or inconsistencies and to create a solid foundation from which to start. Moving to finer sandpaper, we remove all scratches from initial sanding. Because we use different machines for the main floor and edges, during the third and final step in sanding, we buff the floor with a screen to bring the edges and main floor together before applying stain or waterborne urethane.
After a thorough vacuuming process, we will apply two coats of high quality waterborne urethane. Before applying the final coat, we will buff the hardwood floor to “knock down” any imperfections created by dust, or dirt. When the hardwood floor is prepped and clean, we apply the final coat to your hardwood floor. [Most polyurethane has volatile organic compounds (VOC) of 450-600 grams/liter. At Voyageur Flooring we use high quality water based polyurethane that has 100-150 VOC.]
The final step is to let you live with the hardwood floor for a day, after which Voyageur Flooring comes back to make sure you are happy with your new hardwood floors.