Once the hardwood floor is clean and clear, no furniture and all the carpet, pad, tack-strip, staples, and nails have been removed we can get started. All our machines are brand new, and always being cleaned and serviced so that you truly get the best and cleanest outcome.
All our machines connect to vacuums which collects 90% of the dust, to give you a truly (almost), dustless project, the remaining 10% we do by hand.
We sand the floor with 7 or 8 grades of different sandpaper. It sounds like a lot but we are sanding off the wood a paper-layer at a time. You don’t want to sand off more wood flooring than you have to but you must sand out all of the imperfections.
We fill the nail holes, gaps and cracks in between each sand paper. At one point we will have every crack and gap filled but it’s impossible to stay that way. Between the old floors moving, the vibration of the sanding and the vacuums a few small cracks may reappear. We try and fill those in between the clear coats of polyurethane. Your Southern California Hardwood Flooring will grow and shrink throughout the year so you will always have gaps somewhere.
We sand the hardwood floor so that it is tabletop smooth, and then apply the stain, or go Natural. Living in California and being environmentally conscious, we use only water-based zero voc polyurethane finishes. The amazing part is that they have perfected these finishes so that not only are they completely environmentally friendly but stronger then the oil based from years back.
Whether you're thinking of an addition, full sanding or complete custom floor for your house, “I Know A Guy” that will take care of it!