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Refinishing is a process that changes the look of a room without the expense of installing a new floor.

  • Process
    • The first step of refinishing involves sanding the existing floor to a flat and even surface, and removing all of the existing floor finish and stain in order to expose the actual wood underneath.
    • The floor is then smoothed, palm sanded, and screened to minimize raised grain.
    • Next, an oil-based floor sealer (for a natural color) or a custom color stain is applied.
    • The last step is to apply your desired floor finish.  There are many types of finishes, but the most commonly used are oil-based and water-based polyurethanes.

New York Flooring specializes in all types of custom finishes, including bleaching and pickling, which offer a lighter colored finished floor.  Below are a few different types of stains, finishes, and processes that New York Flooring commonly uses.  The most important thing to remember is that you should never rush these processes or cut any corners.