Pittsburgh Floor Refinishing

Hardwood Floor Refinishing

Hardwood Floor Refinishing Services

Did you know that wood floors can often be refinished much cheaper than replacing? Wood floors are very versatile, and oftentimes, damage can be ‘fixed’, rather than ripping floors out. Our team of experts can review your wood floors and recommend your options to either replace or refinish. Refinishing services are available for water damage, scratches or chips, wear and tear, or stains.

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Resurfacing is the most cost effective home improvement that adds value to your home. It’s very affordable, and can be done in hours, not weeks. You can choose from a variety of stain colors. Refinishing hardwood floors doens’t need to be expensive. There are many options to improve the beauty of your floors, including refinishing or resurfacing.

Our scheduling is flexible, as we will work around your schedule. We are professionals and respect your home, and have a vested interest that you will return to us as a happy client for many more jobs to come!

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Severe Damage – Warped Boards, Deep Scratches

Most hardwood that falls into this category can be resurfaced. Which includes sanding down the floorboards to their bare wood, stain them with your choice of color, and seal them with a high-quality polyurethane. This is usually a more expensive route and takes longer than resurfacing, but it is much cheaper than installing new flooring (replacing). It’s a great way to keep the flooring you already have and love, and make it look new again!

When sanding down flooring, dust is a major concern and can be distrubptive. Our professioanl crews will protect and contain the dust to minimize the impact to your life as we complete the work inside your home.

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Minor Damage – Dull, Minor Scratches, or staining

These types of issues can be addressed with refinishing, which involves only taking the top layer of floor off and applying fresh stain / sealer over your existing wood floors. You can easily make your ‘old’ flooring look shiny and new by having them refinished. It is a very cost effective option vs replacing floors, and the results look exceptional. Contact us today for a free quote, and we can evaluate which type of repair your floors would need to get them looking new again.

Why Choose Us?

Shopping for flooring can be overwhelming. Where do you even start? What’s the difference between hardwood and laminate? How about padding? Do I need that? Who can provide me an honest quote and won’t try to ‘sell me on a certain product because that’s where they make the most money’? Can’t I just do this myself?

First, it’s not overwhelming when you have someone helping you. Our team will evaluate the area you are interested in and provide a free quote. Since we work with any type of carpet, flooring, or tile, it’s easy for us to help recommend a solution and not talk you into something expensive you don’t need. Reliable and easy to work with, we pride ourselves in being Pittsburgh’s total floor solution specialists. Our pricing and quality cannot be beat.

Second, don’t do it yourself. Pros have the right tools (that you’d have to buy or rent), and we know how to use them. Don’t risk installing it yourself and calling us after the fact to ‘fix’ it. We can do it right the first time. A professional installation company will get you out of ‘analysis paralysis’ mode, and narrow your choices down to only a few based on our experience and your budget. Since we are a full flooring solution company, we can provide your home (or business) with the works. Inside or outside, hardwood or decks – we do it all.

When installing flooring in your home, keep in mind that some materials are better suited for certain rooms while others are not. For example, basement floors need to be moisture resistant, so carpet isn’t usually an option if your basement is below grade. Kitchen floors need to be durable as they are one of the most used rooms of your home and are most suspectable to spills and scratches. Bathrooms must withstand moisture and be comfortable on bare feet.

Whatever room you are looking at, we can work with you to provide the right material you’re your application.

If you have existing wood flooring, perhaps refinishing is right for you. We have done many ‘re-do’ jobs, where the current floor is damaged by wear and tear, water, or is warped. We can provide a free estimate on what’s best for your budget and won’t try to sell you on something you don’t need.

As far as the different kinds of flooring, here are some of what we work with.

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Types of Flooring

Laminate Floors:

Laminate flooring is much cheaper than hardwood or engineered flooring, but shares the same look at the more expensive options. It offers the same great look as hardwood at a fraction of the price. While vinyl and laminate flooring have a stigma of being cheaper materials, advancements in flooring manufacturing processes have made these flooring types affordable and of much higher quality than ever before. Most can’t even tell if they are looking at hardwood or vinyl or laminate floors.

Solid Wood Floors:

Solid wood flooring is 100% wood, and has a very natural look and feel. It can add value to your home, resists wear and tear, and can be sanded multiple times. It is susceptible to moisture and water damage, and can warp in humidity, or expand during a flood. If that happens, it’s very difficult to return to it’s original shape. The best hardwood floors for dogs are typically maple, Brazilian Walnut, or Bamboo.

Laminate Wood Floors:

Laminate wood flooring is artificial wood. It’s made of fiberboard with an image print layer, sealed with clear protective film. It’s UV-resistant and less expensive than solid hardwood but has a lower-quality feel. It also cannot be sanded down to refinish and has a lifespan of around 25 years. It’s popular for dining rooms and kitchens. It’s a cheaper option to more expensive flooring. Laminate floors tend to scratch more but are easy to clean and resistant to moisture.

Vinyl Floors:

Vinyl floors are made from PVC plastic, and are moisture resistant. They are best for bathrooms and kitchens. Durable and inexpensive, they can look like tile, wood, or stone. They are is made completely out of PVC plastic and is an excellent option for moisture-prone areas like bathrooms and kitchens. It is durable, comfortable and inexpensive. Vinyl plank flooring and vinyl floor tiles can also imitate stone, tile and wood. However, it is fairly easy to spot vinyl flooring as synthetic. Install luxury vinyl plank and sheet vinyl flooring in areas where moisture is a concern. The disadvantages of vinyl flooring are worth considering for homeowners. Vinyl flooring is difficult to repair if it tears or scratches because you cannot refinish it. And while it imitates more expensive products, it is still usually easy to spot vinyl flooring. This means it might not add to the value of a house, as most buyers would prefer to remove vinyl flooring and replace it with something of a higher quality. Low-quality vinyl flooring is also susceptible to fading and discoloration from sunlight.

Engineered wood floors:

Engineered Floors often has a plywood-core substrate and a genuine hardwood veneer as its uppermost layer. Engineered wood floors are more impervious to humidity than regular hardwood, meaning that it’s less likely to expand, warp and buckle, according to Consumer Reports. However, it can dent easily. The best engineered hardwood has a thicker veneer, as well as a quality that allows it to be sanded down and refinished to increase its lifespan. It can be as durable as solid hardwood, and it’s often an affordable choice for many homeowners.

For more tips on choosing the best flooring for dogs, talk to one of the best flooring installation professionals near you.

Floor Cleaning Tips:

Maintenance of your new floors is key to keep them looking shiny and new. Normal cleaning of hardwood type floors takes a mop and cleaner. High traffic areas should get cleaned weekly. Low traffic areas should get cleaned monthly.

Here are the simple steps to keeping up with your flooring:

1. Vacuuming to remove dust, dirt and other debris.

2. Mop your floors. Microfiber mop with a spray feature (like a Swiffer) works very well for flooring. Don’t let liquid stand on the floor.

3. Dry your floors. You can use the same microfiber mop, just with a dry cloth. You really just want to make sure all liquid is gone.

4. Mops are OK too, just make sure they are not ‘wet’. They can be damp or moist, but you want to refrain from getting your floors too wet.

5. When choosing a cleaning chemical, make sure it’s safe for the type of floor you selected.