Refinishing hardwood floors can be a great way to remodel a home or turn a carpeted surface into a beautiful hardwood floor, and we can make hardwood floor repair refinish go from being a dreaded task to a way to dramatically improve the aesthetics of a room. Whether you need hardwood floor installation or you need hardwood floor refinishing, Floors 55 has you covered with two convenient showrooms located right in the heart of Portland and Oregon City.
How to Repair a Hardwood Floor
The number one issue we see when people ask us to repair a hardwood floor is scratching. Sometimes we can buff it out, sand it down, or simply re-stain it, but if it needs more significant repair, we have experienced professionals that can help you make an informed decision about the value and aesthetics of your floor. If walls are moved or there has been significant damage to parts of the original hardwood, you will probably need to lace in some new hardwoods.
The process of replacing hardwood floors involves removing the damaged pieces of wood and lacing the new wood between the wood that you didn’t remove. What we do is re-sand the wood and then coat it so that it looks just like your old floors. It’s very important for these to match because you don’t want to have a situation in which you put new hardwood in and there’s a clear switch from the old hardwood to the new hardwood.
Sometimes this will mean replacing an entire floor, so we think it’s very valuable to have a professional you can trust to give you a recommendation. Unlike many other hardwood floor refinishers, we only use very experienced hardwood floor installers. We also have two showrooms in Portland and Oregon City and we take great pride in our reputation and rely on customers to provide good recommendations.
Hardwood Floor Extensions
If you have hardwood floor in your house already, often times we can help you extend your hardwood floor into rooms where you don’t have it. For instance, if you have hardwood floor in your kitchen, we can help you find a match for that floor and extend it seamlessly into the living room. Even if you have old oak floors, we can re-sand the existing and closely match any new floor added.
Types of Hardwood Finishes
We mostly use water based finishes instead of oil based finish. Ten years ago, water-based finishes were significantly inferior, but have drastically improved their durability. One benefit of water-based finishes is that they are better for the environment, including your home environment. All finishes require you to be out of the house for a few days since you can’t walk around on it while it sets, but water-based finishes allow you back in the house quicker because there is no toxicity involved.
How Long Does it Take to Refinish a Hardwood Floor?
From start to finish, we can usually complete a refinishing project in just a week, but there are plenty of variables to help everything move a little bit quicker. One of the easiest and most convenient ways to help the project go smoother is to plan the finishing around a time when you’ll be out of the house already. You’ll probably need to be out of the house for a few days to let everything dry.
How do Hardwood Floors Affect the Value of My House?
Hardwood floors are becoming very popular and can be one of the best ways to increase the value of your house. Many people don’t even know it, but they’ll have carpet installed on top of hardwood floors. We can help tear out your carpet and refinished the old wood floors so they look brand new. Without buying any products, you can make your home look more beautiful while increasing the value at the same time!
Refinishing Floors for Your Whole House
One advantage about working with Floors 55 is that we can help you with all of your floors, not just hardwood floors. We don’t have the bias of trying to sell you hardwood floors when a carpeted floor might do just fine, and we can help you transition from hardwood to carpet, whereas many hardwood floor companies just do hardwoods. We can also help you repair tiles, or re-tile an old bathroom floor at the same time. If you’re refinishing the floors of an old, beat up house, we can provide a much better value if you decide to do the entire home with us.
Experience Consultants and Hardwood Floor Installers
Floors 55 has a wealth of experience to help you both in deciding which floors to repair, refinish or replace as well as the expertise to get the job done right the first time. Our knowledgeable staff can make recommendations for your situation, whether you’re trying to get a project done on a limited budget or simply want to improve the value and beauty of your floors to the highest level. We’ve done it all. Our installers have worked on all types of floors and different hardwood projects. Sometimes you can have issues installing hardwood floors on stairs, but our team is very experienced in those situations. We can help you manage the entire process from start to finish.
Contact Floors 55
Floors 55 has two convenient showrooms located in Portland and Oregon City. If you have any questions feel free to contact us by phone at (503) 491-1776
for the Portland location or (503) 673-8008
for our Oregon City location.