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Refinishing hardwood floors San Jose CA "Before"

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Hardwood floor refinishing "Before" in San Jose CA

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Hardwood floor kitchen "Before" San Jose CA

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40 year old hardwood floors San Jose CA "Before"

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Best hardwood floor refinishing company | San Jose CA

Hardwood floor refinishing in Santa Clara County, San Jose CA is extremely beautiful and affordable with National Floors. Our team of hardwood floor "Refinishers" can take your hardwood floors that are decades old and transform them into like "New" appearance. Typically, refinishing hardwood floors is much cheaper than installing new carpet. Here you can see from the examples above what a dramatic change your floors can experience when being refinished by National Floors. Deep scratches, gouges and other imperfections are erased with the four stage sanding process. If stains don't go away, then we can swap boards out to match what you have to beautifully blend the new with the old.

Best Hardwood floor Refinisher | Contractor San Jose CA

Hardwood floors refinishing in Santa Clara County/ South Bay CA is our forte'. It takes a tremendous amount of skill, patience and know how to continuously turn out high quality hardwood floor refinishing work like we do. On average, our wood floor contractors work hard and will refinish over 125 floors per year. A hardwood floor finisher is highly trained and skilled at what they do. It doesn't matter if your hardwood floors are red oak, white oak, maple, santos mahogany or Brazilian cherry.
Our hard wood floor coating is commercial grade. It's the same high quality you will find in businesses and malls. If you want your floors refinished "Natural" in color, that is the simpler option which is sanding your floors and providing 3 coats of wood floor coating or polyurethane. This is referred to as clear coating, which produces the natural color of the hardwood floor you have. If you want to change the color, then you would move towards the staining options. Not all hardwoods can be stained, but most can. Don't worry about the technical aspect, we got this. We will take your old hardwood floors in Alameda County and make them look like "New" again. What can you expect after the work is done? Floors that are flat, color that is even and a sheen of your choice.

Best Refinishing hardwood floor cost | San Jose CA

It's a common question to know what refinishing hardwood floors cost. Well, that's kind of like asking how much a car cost. There are many variables for us to consider before we can give you a cost for refinishing hardwood floors. I can tell you this, even the smallest job will take 3 days to complete due to dry time. I can also tell you that the more square footage you have, the deep the discount. Please feel free to call us and perhaps we can give you a rough quote over the phone.
Refinishing hardwood with "Stain option"
Staining hardwood is a completely different story. If you have an oak floor, then you have the option to basically go in any direction you want when it comes to staining. Why? Because oak accepts stain very well. Some species, like maple, have tighter grains and don't accept stain very well. Other species may be too dark and therefore eliminate the option of going lighter in color. There is so much to talk about, so we suggest speaking with the estimator about having a stain demo performed at your home prior to the refinishing work.

Water base polyurethane vs. Oil base polyurethane

There has been a controversy in the midst of refinishing hardwood floors for over a decade. Which type of polyurethane is better; Water or oil base finishes? I think what is important is that you know the facts and come up with your own conclusion. Let's talk about water base polyurethane finish first.

Water base polyurethane is a combination of water and polyurethane. When the water evaporates, you are left with polyurethane. Water base products came into development purely as an alternative to what was thought to be a dying oil base product line. With strict solvent laws applied by states like CA, the polyurethane industry was banking on the extinction of oil base products. In short, they were wrong because decades later, the oil base finishes are still here and doing quite well. Since water base polyurethane products can differ dramatically in quality, it is important to know that the quality of water base finish is usually determined in cost. A high quality water base finish is usually double in cost of the one part products. The elite water base finish are usually a 2 part product that has a catalyst or hardener that comes with the finish to activate the base product and give a longer wearing life for the customer. Water base polyurethanes have only 2 "Real" benefits; They dry faster and have a lower VOC (volitile organic compounds) This in short is the fume or stink factor when the product is drying.

Most manufacturers of water base products will tell you not to apply more than 2 coats per day. So, if were were to take a timeline of a one bedroom sand and finish job. The first day, would involve sanding, staining and one coat of finish. On Day 2, 2 coats of finish could be applied. The standard recommendation is to wait 24 hours before light traffic. That would mean on day 3, you would have your room back. Water base products are more difficult to apply due to its ability to flash (superficial drying) while applying in mid to high outdoor temperatures. If you live in a hot place, apply the product in the early morning to avoid such issues. Touch up for water base will tend to leave lap marks and a variance in sheen.

Oil base polyurethane is a product that contains oil and polyurethane. When the oil evaporates, you are left with polyurethane. Oil base polyurethane finishes are the original finishes still highly used today. In the early days, theses products were not actually intended for flooring, but in fact for furniture. Since the product did not contain enough solid content, the amount of oil base polyurethane had to be applied in very heavy amounts. In time, this lead to an ambering effect. This is when the floors would start to take on an amber or orange type of color. For the most part, the days of heavy application and ambering are gone. Today, product manufacturers have engineered the products to perform better than ever. The solid content is much higher, so you can actually apply less and get a longer wearing protective coating with slight to no color variance in time. Oil base polyurethane products are almost always "Thicker" than the typical water base, thus giving you a better or longer lasting wear. Remember, there are high quality water base finishes that could contend, but the price tag is much higher. It is true that oil base polyurethane finish has a higher VOC than water, but remember that smell/stink factor is only prominent while the finish is drying. I would say 99% of the time, homeowners are not in the house while the product is drying. Therefore, the VOC argument is inconsequential.

If we were to take the same example of refinishing a one bedroom floor with oil base finish, the timeline would go like this: Day one would involve sanding, staining and coating the floor. Day 2 "Could" be different depending on the weather. If the weather is 70 degrees or better, 2 coats of finish could be applied to complete the job in the same amount of time as a water base finish. The same standard is applied. You should wait 24 hours for light traffic. In other words, no timeline advantage is seen. Oil base polyurethanes are much easier and less detectable to touch up in the event of a repair. Oil base products tend to leave a richer or deeper looking finished product.

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