Recoating & Refinishing

Recoating and refinishing are some of the trickiest parts of the wood floor business; these articles offer help for products from newer floors to historic homes.

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Recoating Prefinished Wood Floors Doesn't Have to Be a Gamble

For wood flooring contractors, doing a recoat on a factory-finished floor can feel like playing the slots—when you arrive at the job site, you never know whether you're walking into a straightforward job with an nice profit or stumbling...

Fact-Finding is Key Before Resanding & Refinishing

What you are about to read on resanding and refinishing is based on real events; the names have been changed to protect the innocent. You could tell the dog days of summer were passing into fall ... the early morning air felt crisp and somehow cleaner. My cell phone rang...

Recoating Factory-Finished Wood Floors

Q: My prefinished floor is starting to show wear. Can I recoat it? A: Yes, but the first step is to determine what the manufacturer recommends for recoating your hardwood floor. Several years ago, it was far easier to recoat factory-finished hardwood...

Step by Step: How to Refinish Distressed Wood Floors

Nothing demonstrates finer craftsmanship than a handscraped floor. It can be difficult, however, to keep distressed floors looking their best year after year when grime builds up in the grooves where they were scraped. Revitalizing the floor isn't as simple as running a big machine over the floor...

Take Caution When Doing Restoration Work

I have had my own wood flooring company since 1973, but I could count the number of new homes I have worked in on one hand and have fingers left over. I haven't avoided new construction, it just never appealed to me. I have always been drawn to...

Refinishing Historic Wood Floors

A main selling point of wood floors is that when maintained properly, they last a lifetime—if not longer. In fact, your floor will probably outlive you. Evidence of this fact can be found in the beautiful wood flooring that still exists in historic buildings...

Step by Step: Removing Debris From Wood Floor Finish

Most contractors have been in this predicament more than once: They apply the last coat of finish, thinking the job's done and the check is on the way. Then, they get the phone call that there's a problem spot on the floor. Whether it's...

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