The process of re-coating, also known as a "buff & coat" or "sandless refinish", will help prolong the life of your existing floor with little inconvenience. Re-coating your existing hardwood floor is important for maintaining it's beauty and finish. Maintaining your re-coats is an inexpensive way to avoid more costly wood floor repairs in the future.
The process of re-coating your hardwood floor is simple. First, we give it a light buffing to abrade the existing finish. This process removes surface scratches from your floor and allows new finish to adhere properly to the wood. After this, we apply a new top coat of finish. This dust-free process takes just a few hours and you can be back on your floor the next day. We suggest re-coating your hardwood flooring every 3-5 years depending on traffic.
Please note: It is important that a flooring professional inspects your wood floor prior to re-coating. Dents, scratches through the finish, and discoloration will not be addressed with a re-coat. Oftentimes, sandless refinishing can make the damaged areas appear more prominent. In these cases, a re-sand is the best remedy. Also, floors that have been cleaned with products that contain oil will not allow the new finish to stick and may need to be re-sanded.
My wife and I would like to express our appreciation for the professionalism, craftsmanship and neatness of the work John and Kevin have done on our refinishing project. We are highly pleased with your work.