You may be walking on a treasure! Many owners of older homes in the greater Nashville area are amazed when we peel back their tired, worn carpet to reveal forgotten hardwood flooring. Rarely is this flooring in good shape. Hardwood floor refinishing is our most requested service. Refinishing these hidden treasures is both affordable and allows you to upgrade the appearance of your home. While wood flooring is beautiful, over years it becomes worn, scratched and possibly damaged. Our hardwood floor refinishing service will revive the floors’ original lustre and beauty while increasing both the value and your enjoyment of your home. The experienced refinishing technicians at Corlew and Perry will have your hardwood floors looking like new in just a couple of days. Our refinishing work can be seen at the Ryman Auditorium, the Country Music Hall of Fame and many others.
Whatever the motivation, having your hardwood floors refinished is a GREAT way to bring the beauty in your floors back to life. One common question that customers often have is exactly what is done during when their hardwood floors are refinished. There are two primary ways a hardwood floor is refinished: screening and re-coating and a complete hardwood floor refinishing service also known as “sanding & finishing.” To help better understand the refinishing process, it is important to know a little about difference between the two options.
Screening and Re-Coating Versus Hardwood Floor Refinishing?
Once your hardwood floors have been installed, they are then sanded down and made ready to receive the stain. It is important to note that Corlew and Perry uses high power vacuums, that are attached to our sanding machines, which remove virtually all dust during the sanding process. Many of our competitors don’t use our dust control system and are forced to do much more clean up after their sanding process. After the floors have been sanded and stained, polyurethane is added to these floors to create the desired sheen. Here is where the difference comes in:
Option #1: Screening & Recoating – After heavy traffic and abuse, the polyurethane layer becomes dull and loses it’s 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.
Option #2: Sanding & Finishing – 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.
With nearly 100 years of hardwood floor refinishing experience, you can count on Corlew and Perry. Regardless of the size of your floor, we can take care of your floors and give you the floor of your dreams. Whether you need to refinish your 10′ X 10′ dining room floor or if you need to completely refinish your basketball gym, Corlew and Perry can do it. Middle Tennessee has trusted us for nearly 100 years, you can too. Call us today: 615-832-0320!!