Which process is best?
Do I HAVE TO sand my floor?
Or, can it be restored with WornWoodMagic?
OK, here’s the HAVE TO SAND situations:
Floor is painted
Floor is buckled or cupped
Want to change the basic color of the floor
Floor has 50 years of pastewax on it
Floor has deep scratches, dings, scars that must be removed
Want to replace areas of the floor and have it match old floor as best as possible
Existing polyurethane layers are chipping and popping up off the floor
Or, you enjoy dust and making the wood floor thinner than before (just kidding)
Now let’s see situations where WornWoodMagic can be all you need:
Floor has worn areas – even areas that are so worn that it is all the way down to the raw wood – no problem!
This is a very common problem, so don’t feel bad if it has happened to your floor – the most common culprits causing this are chairs being moved back and forth across the wood, and also the “dreaded first couple of steps” coming into the house from garage or yard.
Everyone else says “You have to sand to get that taken care of”, but our before-and-after pictures and satisfied customers prove that the WornWoodMagic process is up to the challenge with this.
Floor is dull – that’s ok!
Now, here’s where there’s a big difference with WornWoodMagic:
We don’t just “screen and recoat” your floor, even if it looks to be an open-and-shut case of just needing more coats of polyurethane.
Why? Because quite often, more often than not, things have gotten onto the floor that may interfere with the bonding of additional coats of finish.
This could be a thin film of improper cleaner residue (such as murphy’s oil soap), mineral spirits, oils from pet hair, bits of invisible adhesive tape, etc., that just plain don’t show up when the floor is mechanically screened
– the screening just plain doesn’t do the job of getting the floor ready to bond with another coat of finish, and guess what?
You don’t know it until the finish is already down, dried, and the screen-and-recoat guy is out the door and down the road and you don’t realize there’s a problem until weeks later.
We don’t want that to happen to you and your floor, so we chemically strip the floor, plus screen and rinse and vacuum and dry the floor before it is ready to be recoated
– that way we know for sure that the floor is ready for more coats of finish.
When it comes to hardwood floor refinishing, you want to make sure that you are building up from a firm foundation and each new coat chemically bonds to your floor, so you have both beauty and durability.
That’s what we do with the WornWoodMagic process – your floor is built back up again step by step using only the finest materials every step of the way
– and the result is you have a beautiful, durable floor again!
So as you can see, with Worn Wood Magic versus sanding, there are many cases where you can refinish your floor without sanding – please take a look around the site and see some of the dramatic before and after picture examples and then give us a call!