Sealing and Finishing Process In Hardwood Floor Refinishing

Hardwood floors are an investment that can significantly elevate the ambiance of your home or business. Sealing and finishing play a crucial role in maintaining the luster and durability of these floors over time. Here’s why they matter:

  1. Protection from Moisture: Our advanced sealing techniques create a protective barrier against moisture, preventing warping, swelling, and other water-related damages.
  2. Enhanced Durability: Finishing seals the microscopic gaps in the wood, making the surface more resistant to scratches, scuffs, and daily wear.
  3. Aesthetic Enhancement: Our skilled craftsmen apply finishes that enrich the natural color and grain of your hardwood, giving it a captivating sheen.
  4. Ease of Maintenance: Sealed and finished floors are easier to clean and maintain, making your life hassle-free.

Our team employs advanced techniques and high-quality products to ensure your hardwood floors stay as vibrant as the day they were installed. Here’s how we apply sealers to your hardwood floors:

  1. Sanding: Before sealing and finishing, the hardwood floors need to be sanded to remove any existing finish, scratches, or imperfections. This process creates a smooth and even surface for the sealant and finish to adhere to.
  2. Staining: In staining, we apply a colored solution to the bare wood surface, enhancing its natural grain patterns and protecting it from wear and tear.
  3. Sealing: Sealing the wood serves multiple purposes. First, it helps to protect the wood from moisture, spills, and other potential damages. This is especially important in areas such as kitchens and bathrooms where water exposure is more likely. Our technicians apply the chosen sealer using a brush or roller. Our technicians make sure to evenly distribute the sealer, allowing it to penetrate the wood’s pores. Depending on the type of sealer, a second coat may be applied for added protection. By sealing the wood, we create a barrier that prevents water from seeping in and causing warping or buckling of the floorboards.
  4. Finishing: Finishing the hardwood floors is the final step in the refinishing process. This is where you can truly enhance the appearance of your floors. Using brushes or applicators, our technicians carefully apply the chosen finish. They follow the wood grain, ensuring an even distribution. Finishes come in various options, such as oil-based finishes, water-based finishes, and wax finishes. Each type of finish has its own characteristics, including durability, sheen level, and ease of maintenance. It’s important to consider factors such as foot traffic, desired appearance, and personal preferences when choosing a finish.

Types Of Sealers We Use For Hardwood Floor Refinishing

Sealers are the first line of defense for your hardwood floors. They penetrate the wood’s pores, sealing them and preventing moisture, dirt, and other substances from seeping in. There are three main types of sealers commonly used:

  1. Water-Based Sealers: These sealers are environmentally friendly and have low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) content, making them a popular choice among homeowners. They dry quickly, allowing for faster project completion.
  2. Oil-Based Sealers: Oil-based sealers provide a more traditional look and have a higher VOC content. They offer better penetration into the wood, resulting in increased protection. They take longer to dry but are known for their robustness and durability.
  3. Moisture-Curing Sealers: Ideal for high-traffic areas, moisture-curing sealers contain moisture-reactive chemicals that form a protective barrier. They are resistant to water, chemicals, and abrasion, making them suitable for commercial and industrial applications.

Types Of Finishes We Use For Hardwood Floor Refinishing

Finishes not only add a protective layer to the hardwood floors but also give them the desired aesthetic appeal. Here are three popular types of finishes to consider:

  1. Polyurethane Finishes: These finishes are available in two varieties – oil-based and water-based. They offer excellent durability and provide a glossy or matte appearance, depending on your preference. Polyurethane finishes are resistant to stains, abrasion, and fading, making them a popular choice for high-traffic areas.
  2. Oil Finishes: Oil finishes penetrate the wood, enhancing its natural beauty while offering a satin or matte appearance. They require periodic maintenance to keep the floors looking their best. Oil finishes are easy to touch up and give the floors a warm, inviting feel.
  3. Wax Finishes: Wax finishes offer a traditional and time-tested way to protect hardwood floors. They provide a soft and lustrous look, enhancing the wood’s natural grain. However, wax finishes require regular maintenance, including reapplication, buffing, and polishing.

Why Choose Us for Your Hardwood Refinishing Needs?

We are experts in sealing and finishing hardwood floors. We have been serving our customers with quality and professionalism for over 10 years. We offer:

  • Free estimates. We will come to your location and assess your hardwood floor project. We will provide you with a free and accurate estimate of the cost and time required for sealing and finishing your hardwood floors.
  • Licensed and insured. We are fully licensed and insured to perform hardwood floor refinishing services in Philadelphia. We follow all the safety and quality standards set by the industry and the state.
  • Experienced and skilled. We have a team of experienced and skilled technicians who can handle any type of hardwood floor project, from new installations to old restorations. We use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to ensure that your hardwood floors are sealed and finished properly and safely.
  • Satisfaction guaranteed. We are committed to providing you with 100% satisfaction with our sealing and finishing services. We will work with you until you are happy with the results of your hardwood floor project.

If you are looking for professional sealing and finishing services for hardwood floor refinishing in Philadelphia, look no further than our Philadelphia Hardwood Floor Refinishing Company. Contact us today to schedule your free estimate and get started on your hardwood floor project. We look forward to hearing from you soon!