Peak Flooring Blog

Keep up to date with our latest floor sanding projects and wood flooring tips and advice.

A Guide To Wood Floor Refinishing

You probably can. Just what outcome are you planning on though? How much time are you experiencing on your hands? Do you value your marriage? To be serious though, your first challenge is going to be with the rental products. Rental store flooring sanding equipment is just no place near the same degree as the heavy duty, industrial tools that a specialist floor sander has at his disposal. The equipment is balanced as well as meticulously maintained which can be more than one can say for many rental equipment. 

Should you called up twelve seasoned professionals as well as asked them to refinish the ground with rental equipment, I guarantee the majority of, if not all, would refuse. Our skill level will be negated in part through the performance of the local rental equipment.In the hands of

a ‘newbie’ or someone novice, you could just imagine exactly what the results would be. One almost invariably eventually ends up damaging the floor and greatly reducing the put on layer and lifetime of it. Some courageous souls do just attempt to sand their own floors. Some have ‘fair results’, often not knowing they’ve significantly reduced the life of the floor through removing more than they need to have. Would you call that a ‘saving’? Often we’re called in to “save the marriage” by a frustrated as well as fearful husband that thought he might rent some gear and do his own floor. Believe us, you do not want to be in in which position!The next

challenge, even if you do flourish in sanding your floors for the bare wood and you’re simply satisfied with the results, may be the application of the finish. The majority of store bought finishes tend to be relatively easy to apply. An industrial finish that will assure long lasting results is merely unavailable to the community. These finishes can’t be bought in retail stores. They are far too hard to apply to let the community have access to them with out training. Can you imagine the call-backs and angry customers they would have to deal with since they have ruined their own floors!On top of that,

just how long do you want to inconvenience your family? Without the right tools which can cost us professionals up to $60,000.00 – it could take through days to weeks to complete but still you would end up with an unsatisfactory finish that you’ll be reminded of every period you glance down at the floor. Additionally rental equipment will not come with a full dustless system. There are often ‘clouds’ regarding dust to be believed with. Is the following account convincing sufficient?We went out

to save a floor that a chartered accountant -a ‘weekend carpenter’ – had attempted to tackle. His better half was fed up with the actual inconvenience and chaos he had subjected her to over the period of three weekends. He had actually taken four slow days from his enterprise to ‘finish’ the undertaking. Finally he gave in and sheepishly known as us. We came out to see the damage. 

Regrettably, he had sanded so much of the wear layer off his / her floors that there had been nothing we could caused by help, there was not a way they could be saved. He previously to have a brand new flooring installed which was likely to cost him lots of money more, not to mention the time and labor regarding removing them, after that installing new floor coverings and having us keep coming back and finish them. 

His / her wife was terrified! We felt terrible. He mustered up the boldness to inquire about us how much it could have cost should they had called us originally. We assessed it up for your pet and told your pet about $3,500.00.Being an accountant,

you can see his built in calculator working at an increased rate. He had spent over $1,200.00 about rental equipment, sanding and finish supplies. The most detrimental part was he had lost more than $5,000.00 worth of business because of the time this individual took off!I

often wonder if he’s still sleeping on the couch. So indeed, you can finish your own floors, BUT… you cannot say we have not warned you!