Installation - Prefinished Flooring

Prefinished flooring is exactly that, it comes from the factory already finished and ready to install. To begin installing all we need is a clean, smooth and dry subfloor. Prefinished flooring has the following advantages:

  • Quickest install (we can lay 750 sq. ft. in a day).
  • Very little dust and debris, if any.
  • No smell caused by the finish.
  • Comparable in price to a regular hardwood floor installation.
  • Has the same life span as regular flooring.
  • More convenient for the homeowner as it can be used immediately after installation.
  • Approximately 20% of our installs are with prefinished flooring.

Finishing - Hardwood Flooring

Generally, finishing a hardwood floor takes three coats applied over a period of three days, however, if humidity levels are high, it could take an additional day to complete the process.

After the floors are sanded and cleaned, we apply the first coat of either stain or polyurethane (depending upon the desired finish). We allow the coat to dry over night and when it is sufficiently hard, we lightly sand the coat with a fine grit sandpaper (100 – 120 grit) to knockdown the grain, and to create a surface that will allow the next coat to adhere properly. The second coat of polyurethane is applied and allowed to dry overnight. The process is continued until all three coats have been applied leaving a beautiful hardwood floor that will last for years.

Finishing - Hardwood Flooring

Sealers

Oil based: 90% of the finishing jobs use an oil base poly, which has a light honey patina that adds to the beauty of the wood and brings out the natural woodgrain patterns.

Water Based: Usually a clear finish that enhances the beauty of the grain without adding any color. Water based is used in situations where a light colored wood needs to meld into the decorating scheme of the room.

Stains

Our high quality stains come in a variety of shades and patinas. They are designed to penetrate and seal the wood, while adding luxurious color. A coat of stain takes the place of a polyurethane coat. Example: one coat of stain with two coats of polyurethane is needed to complete a finishing job. A natural finish takes three coats of polyurethane with no stain coat.

Consultation

We typically inspect the site to determine exactly what needs to be done, and help build an accurate estimate. Some of the variables we look for are:

  • A dry, smooth subfloor. If necessary it will be sanded and cleaned thoroughly.
  • A suitable subfloor that is at least 3/4″ thick.
  • Carpet board and waffle board must be removed.
  • Desired type of wood, finish and grain pattern. Samples are provided.

Dustless Sanding - Hardwood Flooring

Dustless sanding of an existing wood floor usually consists of (2 – 4) passes. Each pass is done with a different grit of sand paper, with a final pass using a very fine 100 – 120 grit, depending on the type of wood being sanded. We stock sandpapers with grits of: 16, 24, 36, 40, 50, 60, 80, 100 and 120. The lower the number, the coarser the grit. Our professional refinishers select the proper combination of sandpapers needed for the job.

Installation - Hardwood Flooring

The installation of hardwood floors requires the same subfloor preparation as with prefinished flooring. The only difference is that sanding and finishing are required. We also offer a “Sanding Only” option where the homeowner is responsible for the finishing.

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  1. Susan Polokoff says:

    Eric did a fantastic job. My floors were in very bad shape and I was told they needed to be removed. I am so pleased with the workmanship. Eric is a real craftsman and brought my 20 plus years old floors to life. They never looked this good. Also so professional and no mess or dust. Never been this happy with any service.

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  2. Jacqueline Garner says:

    Erick Rios and his team did a fabulous job on my floors, stairs and handrail. Everything looks beautiful. Erick is professional and extremely nice. I give him my highest recommendation!

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  3. EMILY ADAMS says:

    I have had the most positive experience working with Eric! My realtor connected me with him as we were looking to refinish our kitchen floor before putting our house on the market. Not only was he a wonderful person, he was punctual, trustworthy, professional, and he has a true understanding and talent for his craft. The kitchen floor that he refinished had to match the adjacent wood floors on either side of a doorway—the stain matched perfectly and has a seamless appearance. Eric noticed that our freezer was slowly leaking water on one section of the kitchen floor. He was able to repair the damaged floor AND he moved the freezer to our garage for us. Eric takes such pride in his work and was an absolute pleasure to work with! And, on top of all this, his prices are competitive as ever. I hope we have a bigger project where we can use him in the future.

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  4. Tia Burgess says:

    I highly recommend Eric and his team! Eric is very professional and his price was fair. I had my existing floors refinished and stained. I also had the handrails and posts done (which other companies did not want to do due to the time it takes). They even finished ahead of schedule. Everything looks awesome! I was also impressed with how clean everything was afterwards.

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  5. Eric Klein says:

    Eric Rios came out to sand and restain a bedroom and stairway. I had many quotes from people that wanted me to spend over $5,000 for new but Eric gave me ethical information on my options. Unlike most contractors/owners that show up to say hi and then to collect their check, Eric was working alongside his team almost the entire time. I am installing new floors in other rooms and Eric took the time to give me very good advice on how to install the floors myself.
    In the last 7 years, I have had 3 different companies do hardwood floors and I had problems with all of them because of poor quality and hidden costs. This was the first time that my total cost was accurate and the quality was fantastic.
    I can’t say enough about the quality of work, low cost and the people that came to the house. Eric Rios will get all of my future business.

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