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Dustless Refinishing - Recent Project from Gerber Hardwood Flooring

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Dustless Refinishing - Completed in Barrie on July 3rd, 2014 rec

Dustless Refinishing

This project started with a thick layer of glued down, black carpet under-pad.  

You may not know it now, but YES, there is hardwood under this black stuff.  

First sanding run, just wait to see the beautiful, real wood underneath that mess.

Dustless Floor Sanding Barrie

Source: Gerber Hardwood Flooring ©

Sometimes, a job like this may overwhelm a homeowner and they may feel that it's not possible to clean up after the removal of the carpet like it was in this case.  

This is what happened here.  

The Client really had a tough time believing that his wood floors are salvageable.  Imagine their surprise right after the first few boards were sanded. 

Each run with the heavy drum sander revealed the fresh new wood below the black, sticky, spongy residue leftover after carper was removed.

Dustless Floor Sanding Barrie

Source: Gerber Hardwood Flooring ©

Isn't that incredible?  Just look at this clean White Oak! 

Dustless Floor Sanding Barrie

Source: Gerber Hardwood Flooring ©

Next it's time to start the edger work.  The black residue needed to be removed around the room, for a clean finish. 

Once that was done, the floor was ready for the second run with the drum sander. 

Dustless Floor Sanding Barrie

Source: Gerber Hardwood Flooring ©

Next, once the floor is conditioned, the stain can be applied.  

This Client chose a nice, warm brown with red undertones as it worked with their existing furnishings.  

It is important to consider other elements in your home before you make the decision regarding the color and the finishes of major surfaces (like your hardwood floors). 

Dustless Floor Sanding Barrie

Source: Gerber Hardwood Flooring ©

Few coats of water based varnish are applied.   

Our Clients always have a choice between the Polyurethane finish and the Waterborne finishes.  Usually we apply 3 coats of oil-based varnish or 4 coats of water-based finish.   

Both are very durable, but we let the Clients decide which one is best for them, based on their lifestyle, and personal preferences. 

When those dry, we will be able to install the quarter-round trim.

Dustless Floor Sanding Barrie

Source: Gerber Hardwood Flooring ©

Looks like new!  Doesn't it?

Dustless Floor Sanding Barrie

Source: Gerber Hardwood Flooring ©

If you would like your floors to look as beautiful as this one, please give us a call at 705-721-1082 or fill out a form here for a FREE estimate.  

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