Wooden Flooring Services
Your wooden floors are an essential part of your home’s aesthetic, and our Wooden Flooring Services team is here to help you maintain them. Our services would not be complete without Polyurethane finishes, which provide not only protection for a more scratch-resistant floor but also refresh the look of your floor.
There are two types of polyurethane finishes: Moisture Cured (or Solvent) and Waterborne (or Water-based). The cost of the finish is determined by the type of polyurethane you choose. We take pride in being supplied by the flooring industry’s experts in polyurethane, ensuring that our clients receive the best quality and durable finishes.
Auckland’s Number One Floor Sanders
Our team will sand any old or rough areas of your wooden floors, giving them a new lease of life. With the application of three layers of polyurethane, you can choose from a range of finishes that best suits your needs, including glossy, semi-gloss, and matte finishes.
Customer Satisfaction is our Guarantee
We are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality services and expertise. Our Wooden Flooring Services team will work with you to achieve the best outcome for your wooden floors, leaving you with a beautifully finished and durable result that will last for years to come.
Contact us today to discuss your wooden flooring needs and how we can help you achieve your vision for your home.
- Lo Sheen
Lo Sheen, softer in its look it also hides faults in older floorboards unlike some of the other finishes mainly glass finish would highlight the flaw.
Satin is much like low sheen finish, where it does not highlight faults in old floorboards. Satin has an element of gloss 30%.
We would advise to go Gloss if you are looking at selling your house, it is a more attractive finish, however, needs more care than satin and low sheen finish, this is due to the fact that Gloss finish will highlight faults and flaws of the your existing floorboards.
Oiling, enhances the natural look of your floor, however on the other hand, requires more upkeep than polyurethane.
When there are too many faults or flaws in your floorboards, from stains in the floor, we would advise to Stain your floor. This not only darkens the floor, but also can change the whole colour of your floor, while still showing those natural wooden grains.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the normal Wooden Flooring Services that you provide?
We provide Sand and Coat as our usual wooden floor service.
What is the typical time for a Sand and Coat?
On a typical floor, we aim to start by doing all our prep work on the first day – Sanding, Punching, and Filling. Then, we apply the first two coats of polyurethane. However, this depends on the time of day we start the job, as it can take up to 24 hours for the coats of polyurethane to dry. We then fine sand the polyurethane and apply the last coat.
How long until I can walk on my floor after a Sand and Coat?
We usually recommend giving the polyurethane time to dry for at least 3 days before putting anything heavy on the floor. After the curing stages, DO NOT drag your furniture on the floor as this will cause scratches and leave marks that can only be removed with a full Sand and Coat. However, you will be able to walk on the floor the next day.
Can I live in the house while you work?
During the first day of work, we use our more heavy-duty machines that are loud. Common practice is to leave the house that day. Moreover, depending on your desired finish, when coating the polyurethane, it can give off an odor that most people can’t handle.
What is the difference between waterborne and moisture cured polyurethane?
The main difference is that waterborne polyurethane is water-based, making it less harsh on the environment and your home, while moisture-cured polyurethane is solvent-based. It has its pros, however, this tends to leave a strong odor in the air. This means that with a water-based polyurethane, you can typically live in the house while it’s drying. On the other hand, solvent adds a higher resistance to scratches and marks than water-based polyurethane.
I have a dog living in the house, which polyurethane should I use?
Dogs tend to leave marks on your wooden floor with their claws. Although water-based will be more friendly to our companion in the short time, we would recommend going with a solvent-based polyurethane for your floorboards will pay the price in the long run.
What is the best finish if I am selling my house?
When selling a house, you want your potential buyer to walk in with awe on their face. The best way to do this is with a beautiful floor. A Gloss finish will provide this finish and will add to your total price of sale.
How can I make my floor shinier?
We recommend doing a Gloss finish if this is your aim. This will add the pop and shine you are after.
What is the best flooring finish if I am living in/renting the house?
The best finish we would recommend if living or renting your house is a matte finish, also known as lo-sheen. A Satin finish will give you the same look but with a Gloss finished floor, they give off glare, and you will be cleaning the floor non-stop.
I had my wooden floors serviced, but I want to change the finish, can this be done?
This can be done depending on your floor’s condition. Take a look at our Reglazing services.
How do I maintain my wooden floors?
Maintaining your floors can be done in multiple ways. One way is to apply extra coats of polyurethane, which is what we call Reglazing. Reglazing will give your floor more protection. However, as part of maintenance, cleaning your floor with methylated spirits is the best and most common practice.
How do I service my wooden floors?
Mix up some methylated spirits with warm water and use this