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Hardwood Floor Refinishing Fort Wayne

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Wood Floor Refinishing Service Fort Wayne

Before Replacing Your Floors, Get a Hardwood Flooring Refinish Second Opinion

We understand that your hardwood floors are exposed to wear and tear, pets, spills, and exposure to the sun. If the protective coating has worn down, damage can occur and it's a good idea to have them looked at. 

Sanding out all of the scratches, stains, imperfections, and blemishes can bring life back into your floors! Barring major damages, refinishing and sanding them can help them look like they did when they were first installed.

Keystone Hardwood Floor Care provides Fort Wayne homeowners with great quality hardwood floor refinishing services. Ask about a free in-home estimate. 

Signs Wood Floors May Need Refinished

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The following signs are indicators that your floors need sanding and refinishing:

  • Deep scratches in Wood 
  • Moisture Damage - Wood Darkening
  • Thinning Protective Layer
  • Missing Stain 
  • Sun Bleaching
  • Spills Absorb Immediately

If your floors are showing any of the signs above, feel free to give us a call. We'd love to help prevent further damage from occurring. We recommend that hardwood floors be evaluated once every 3 to 5 years depending on traffic and family size. Often we find that homeowners are unaware that their floors should be inspected to ensure that the protective finish is preventing damage. When the protective wear layer is depleted, the floors are exposed to the elements. Moisture is the number one culprit for irreversibly damaging wood floors. 

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Why Do Wood Floors Need a Protective Top Coat?

Hardwood flooring is an investment that lasts for generations. With their beauty, warmth, and character, hardwood floors become the pride and joy for many homeowners. Hardwood floors, however, need a consistent protective top coat to prevent permanent damage. When wood is not protected, it is porous and susceptible to moisture and dirt that get trapped in the fibers and grains. This is why refinishing your hardwood floors can extend the life of your floors for decades.

It is imperative to protect your floors for several practical reasons. As with any smart investment, routine maintenance and regular assessments are essential in order to protect your floors against further damage, such as scratches and spills.

As an alternative to replacing hardwood floors, especially when replacing them is entirely unnecessary, refinishing them is a better cost-effective solution. If you'd like to have your wood floor protective layer assessed, call us at 260-446-3335
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How Much Does Wood Floors Refinishing Cost?

In the Fort Wayne and surrounding areas, refinishing floors start at $5.50 per square foot, depending on the work involved. A full sanding and finishing service includes a sealer application and two coats of finish. Stain sealer is optional. We have a wide selection of stains to choose from. Our estimate outlines all services and costs in detail, and we discuss options with you beforehand.

Need an Estimate? Call us at 260-446-3335

The Refinishing Process - Our Steps and What to Expect

The time it takes to complete our job depends on the total square footage. Areas that total 400 SQFT will generally take 3 business days. Areas that total 1000 SQFT will generally take between 5 and 7 business days to complete. 

Step 1: Inspection and thorough vacuuming
Prior to the job start date, all furniture will need to be removed from the applicable rooms. All existing shoe molding, quarter rounds, and ventilation registers should be removed. To ensure professional-looking work, this step is essential. Sanding, staining, and refinishing work need to extend all the way to the edge of the walls. When we arrive on-site, at the customer's request, we'll provide plastic covering over vents and doorways. We'll begin by vacuuming up large debris in preparation for the sanding phase. 

Step 2: Broad and Detail Sanding
We begin sanding with a drum sander to remove layers of the surface, to bare wood. Because drum sanders remove wood with every pass, we use various grits of sandpaper to gradually produce a smooth bare wood surface. A very fine-grit sandpaper is used for the final sanding to ensure a surface that is evenly smooth and capable of receiving a stain and/or top coat finish. Once the bulk sanding is completed, we begin the detail sanding around the perimeter of the room, and corners. The detail-sanding process can take a while due to all of the nooks, corners, and door jams. 

Step 3: Staining or Sealing- Optional
A visual inspection is conducted after all sanding is completed to look for any remaining sander marks. Once the marks have been removed, the floors are ready to be stained. Depending on the pigment in the stain, we might water pop the floor to get a deeper shade of the same color. We use a commercial-grade quick-dry stain which doubles as a sealer. If a natural wood color is desired, we'll apply a sealer to the floors and let them dry. 

Step 4: Buffing - If a natural sealer is applied
After the natural clear sealer has dried, we apply the first coat of polyurethane and let that dry. Depending on environmental conditions we may return in 24 hours to lightly sand the surface in preparation for the second coat of polyurethane. 

Step 5: Sealer and Polyurethane Dry Time
Both the sealer and water-based polyurethane required 1 to 3 hours to dry. During this time, no foot traffic is permitted. 

Step 6: Cure Time
After four hours, the top coat finish is thoroughly dried and can handle light foot traffic. We recommend socks only until the finish is completely cured. The curing process takes 5 days minimum, so we recommend that furniture is not placed on the floors until after they are fully cured. 

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Schedule An Appointment When You're Ready

It is simple and fast to schedule our hardwood floor refinishers and receive a free estimate by visiting our contact page.
Contact us at 260-446-3335 to schedule a free in-home Estimate!

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