Hardwood Floor Refinishing
Like New Cleaning has found a way to refinish your floor without sanding. Please note that this process cannot be done on all types of Hardwood Floors and that we would first need to inspect your floor.
When we come out to do our inspection we will first ask you a series of questions regarding how you currently maintain your floor along with what types of products you use.
Once we have completed this interview we will then test your floor (in and inconspicuous area) for an Acrylic Finish. The process we use after that is based on the results of the Acrylic Test.
If an Acrylic Finish has been used on your Hardwood Floors
If it is found that an Acrylic Finish has been used on your floors, we must first remove all the residue that is currently stuck to the floor. This process is completed in small sections at a time to insure that all residue / wax has been completely removed so that your finish may stick to the floor.
We complete this process by:
- Sectioning off small areas of your hardwood floor at a time, Dissolver (a chemical used to breakdown and remove Acrylic Wax ) will be sprayed on the floor.
- Within a few minutes of it being sprayed it will be removed from the floor.
- We will then clean the floor with Squeaky ( which both cleans and neutralizes the dissolver) remove it and dry your floor.
- We will have to retest the section to see if and Acrylic Finish is still present. If the test show positive we will have to repeat this step until no Acrylic Finish is shown.
- Once the test shows that no more Acrylic Finish is present we will move on to the next section, taking the same actions as above.
After all residue has been completely removed from your entire hardwood floor we move onto the next step, again completing this in sections.
Also if we find that no Acrylic Finish has been used, we can start directly with the cleaning process to finishing process.
IFT (Intensive Cleaner)
Depending on the Floor some areas may need to be pre-treated with the cleaner allowing just a few minutes longer to sit on the dirt. Once pre-treating is complete, The cleaner will be sprayed in the section we are working on, scrubbed into the floor, removed and dried.
We will again clean the floor with Squeaky (which will neutralize the Deep Cleaner without leaving a film) remove it and dry your floor. This step again will be completed in sections until each section of the floor has been complete.
Before moving onto the Re-finisher, your floor will be dust moped removing any excess debris that may have collected based on movement in the room and air flow.
Once we have completed each of the stripping and cleaning process on your floor we are now ready to apply the finish.
Based on the choice you make as to the type of sheen you would like (Gloss or Satin), we will apply the finish using a micro-fiber pad over your entire floor.
After allowing the finish to set for 2 hours, we will again dust mop the floor and apply the second coat of finish.
Although you are able to “walk” on the floor after 4 hours of this final coat, it is recommended that you wait the full 24 hours to remain off your hardwood floor, giving it ample time to properly cure.
Once the floor is cured all furniture can be put back into place.
It is very important to maintain this floor properly after this process is complete. This will save you both time and money on any future maintenance needed.
To properly maintain your floor you should dust mop regularly with a micro-fiber mop and only use the floor cleaner that we provide to actually clean your floor.
You should not use any form of wax on the floor .
By maintaining your floor per our instructions, you will find your floor can continue to have that sheen you enjoy and will only need a deep clean and finish on a yearly basis, cutting your costs down significantly.