After heavy traffic and abuse, the polyurethane layer becomes dull and loses its sheen. To restore the shine to your floors, a walk behind buffing machine uses a very thin screen to lightly scuff up what is left of your polyurethane layer to prepare it. Once the layer has been scuffed, new and fresh polyurethane is then added to bring back the luster to your floors. This process can generally be done in 1 day.
When your floors have seen several years of traffic and abuse, they will often pick up deep scratches and even small gouges. If your floors fit into this category, they are most likely ready for a "sand and finish" job. This is a more complete hardwood floor refinishing service. We come in with our dust control sanders and sand the floor back down to the raw wood. This will remove deep scratches and small gouges. After the sanding process, we then stain the floor with the color of your choosing. Finally, we add polyurethane to your floors and make them look brand new. This process can take up to a week to complete, depending on the size of your job.