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Hardwood Floor Cleaning in Los Angeles: Is It Time to Refinish Your Floor?

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Calling a hardwood floor cleaning service in Manhattan Beach may provide you with some more services other than just cleaning.

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Hardwood Floor Cleaning and Refinishing

One benefit that a hardwood cleaning service can offer you is hardwood floor refinishing.

Want to dress up your hardwood floors and increase the value of your home? Sanding and refinishing a hardwood floor without hiring a professional is an affordable option, that often costs between $125 -$250 for a 15-by-15ft room. That expense covers the cost of sandpaper, a drum sander, an orbital sander, and a polyurethane finish.

First sand the floor down to bare wood, using a drum sander. Sanders can be rented from most home improvement stores, like Lowe’s or Home Depot. Most floors need to be sanded several times in order to remove the old finish. We recommend using progressively smaller sandpaper grits, starting with 36 grit, before moving to 60 grit, and finally 80 grit.

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You’ll want to start with the drum sander, then go over the hard-to-reach places like corners and edges with a smaller, orbital sander. It’s also a good idea to vacuum between each sanding to get rid of the dust. After vacuuming, dampen a cotton cloth with mineral spirits and wipe down the whole floor to make sure no lingering dust sticks to the new finish. Start in the area furthest away from the door to avoid getting trapped in a corner. You will only need to wait a few minutes for the mineral spirits to dry before proceeding with the base coat.  This is why a hardwood floor refinishing service may be a better idea.  There’s a lot to know.

A base coat sealer should be used before the polyurethane finish to avoid discoloration. With a 4 inch paintbrush, line the perimeter of the room with a base coat sealer before covering the rest of the floor. Apply the sealer in the same direction as the wood grain from wall to wall for the most even results. Remember to work slowly to avoid creating bubbles, which will remain in your base coat and be visible though your finishing coats.You’ll want to use long-handled synthetic finish applicator to smooth out your base coat before letting it dry. Wait about two hours before proceeding with the next step.
For your finish, you can choose either a water-based polyurethane, or an oil-based polyurethane.

Sounds like an awful lot of work.  You might want to call a hardwood floor refinishing service in Manhattan Beach instead.

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