Red Oak has a generally even grain. Because it grows slowly, oak is notable for having many growth rings on each board. Variations in color are very limited over time, even if the floor is exposed to intense light. Nevertheless, Classic Floors Chicago applies a UV protector at the finishing stage to preserve all the luster of its original color.
The sapwood of the oak ranges from white to pale brown, while the heartwood is reddish brown. Trough floor staining darker color tones or the wood floor could be achieved.
For this project from Munster, Indiana area a red oak floor was installed. After hardwood floor installation, a low-luster finish, such as a satin finish was applied. This hides small scratches, imperfections and daily wear and tear. Families with small children and pets may find this finish preferable. With less shine to maintain, satin looks newer longer than does a high-gloss finish.
If you have hardwood floors, you are probably well aware of the benefits but may not be sure about the advantage to sanding and restaining them. One of the greatest benefits is that when your floor starts to wear down and not look as beautiful as it once has, you can refinish your hardwood and restore it to its former beauty.
Refinishing your floor involves-
When you hire a professional to sand your hardwood flooring, they will be able to get past any blemishes and they can remove the current finish.
Once your floors have been refinished by Classic Floors Chicago, it will look like it is newly installed hardwood flooring. But the best part is that you achieved this look for just a small fraction of the cost of brand new flooring!
The cost of resanding and restaining your floors will vary from company to company across the nation, including throughout Cook County.
On average, to refinish hardwood flooring it can cost you anywhere from $1.50 to $5.00 per square foot.
On the other hand, to install new hardwood flooring the costs can start at $8.00 per square foot and increase from there.
The cost that you will ultimately pay for refinishing your flooring will be determined by the following:
Generally, to refinish hardwood flooring it will take about four to five hours for every 100 square feet.
In your estimate, you will be quoted a cost for labor as well. This will include four major parts that will be involved in the refinishing of your hardwood flooring project.
First, you will have to pay for preparation work which is getting the floor ready. This includes:
Next, labor costs will include sanding with the use of a sanding machine. This machine will take your wood floors surface down below any blemishes or treatments that are on your current flooring.
The third labor cost will involve staining. After your floors have been sanded, they will be untreated and raw. Once this is complete, stain or other color treatments can be applied if you would like the surface decorated.
Lastly, you will pay for the labor involved with the finish. After you floors have been sanded, they are no longer protected. This will leave your floor vulnerable to-
To protect your investment of hardwood flooring, a coat of finish will need to be applied. This will be an invisible layer of protection over your wood floors.
While an average cost was listed above, there are several factors that can affect the final price of your refinishing project. These include the following:
When you contact us, we can offer you a free estimate and answer any questions that you may have regarding costs associated with your sanding and restaining project.