Hardwood Floor Refinishing - Northbrook
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Frequently Asked Questions

1st Question Answer

Hardwood floor refinishing is the process of sanding down the top layer of a hardwood floor and applying a new layer of finish. This process can remove scratches, stains, and other damage from the surface of the floor, and give it a fresh, new look. The whole surface needs to be sanded a few times with a different grate of sanding paper and buffed to achieve the perfect effects.

2nd Question Answer

The length of the refinishing process can vary depending on the size of the room or work area and the condition of the floor, but it typically takes about three to five days. This includes sanding, staining (if desired), and applying the finish coats. Different finish has different curing time, for example oil based finish requires at least 8h of cure time between coats in regular conditions and the water base is usually cured after 2 hours.

How long does the refinishing process take?
3rd Question Answer

Yes, you can stay in your home during the refinishing process, but it is important to keep in mind that there will be some noise and some dust. We take precautions to minimize the mess like securing the other area of the house by taping the foild and clean up thoroughly when the work is done, as well as use a vacuum with dust separator and special filters.

Can I stay in my home while the work is being done?
4th Question Answer

Yes, all furniture and other items need to be removed from the room before we start the refinishing process. We can help with this if needed, however usually it would have to be done earlier before we start refinishing, as we need to plan our time accordingly.

5th Question Answer

We use a variety of finishes depending on the customer’s preference and the condition of the floor. We apply both oil-based polyurethane and water-based finishes like bona, Loba WS EasyFinish and Glitsa, and can explain the difference between both. Each type of finish has its own advantages and disadvantages, and the best choice depends on your specific needs and preferences.

What type of finish do you use?
6th Question Answer

This can depend on the amount of foot traffic and wear and tear on the floors, but in general, hardwood floors should be refinished every 5-10 years to maintain their appearance and protect them from damage. It also depends on the amounts of sun that the floor gets hit by. If you have a skylight or big windows with

How often do I need to have my floors refinished?
7th Question Answer

Yes, there may be some odor during the refinishing process due to the chemicals in the finish. However, we take steps to ventilate the area and minimize any unpleasant smells.

Will there be a strong odor during the refinishing process?
8th Question Answer

After the refinishing process is complete, it is important to avoid walking on the floors for at least 24 hours and to keep them dry for the first 48 hours. Once the finish has fully cured, you can clean the floors with a hardwood floor cleaner and avoid using any harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners. It’s also a good idea to place felt pads under furniture legs to avoid scratching the surface.

9th Question Answer

We use professional-grade sanding machines, edgers, and buffers to ensure a smooth and even finish. We also use dust containment systems to minimize the amount of dust produced during the sanding process, scrapers, and other tools needed to accomplish the work like hammer, craw bar, air compressor, nail gun, glue etc.

What type of equipment do you use for hardwood floor refinishing?
10th Question Answer

It’s important to wait at least 24 hours before walking on the newly refinished floor, and at least 48 hours before placing furniture or rugs on the surface. The finish will continue to cure and harden for several days after application, so it’s best to avoid heavy foot traffic during this time.

11th Question Answer

Yes, if you want to change the color of your hardwood floors, we can apply a new stain during the refinishing process. We can provide samples to help you choose the right color for your space. We can apply the new color on the small area of your existing floor to help you better envision how it will look.

Can I change the color of my hardwood floors during the refinishing process?
12th Question Answer

We take precautions to protect your walls and baseboards during the refinishing process, but some minor scuffs or marks may occur. You will have to hire someone to touch up any areas that need attention to ensure a seamless finish or do it yourself.

Will the refinishing process damage my walls or baseboards?
13th Question Answer

Yes, we can refinish engineered hardwood floors, but the process is slightly different than refinishing solid hardwood floors. We will assess your floors and recommend the best approach for refinishing them. Usually you can refinish engineered floor up to 2 times, all depends on the amount of real wood in the engineered floor and the floor wear.

Can you refinish engineered hardwood floors?
14th Question Answer

Refinishing will restore the natural beauty and shine of your hardwood floors, but it depends on the condition of the wood. If the wood is severely damaged or warped, refinishing may not be enough to make it look like new again, and you will have to install a new hardwood floor.

Will refinishing my hardwood floors make them look like new again?
14th Question Answer

The cost of refinishing hardwood floors varies depending on several factors, including the size of the floor, the condition of the wood, the type of finish used, if there will be a stain used or not, if there are some woodwork to do like quarter rants; baseshoe; baseboards and the location of the job. On average, the cost ranges from $3 to $8 per square foot. However we are quite competitive and usually charge from $2-4 per sqft for sanding depends on the job complexity.

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Hardwood Floor Refinishing Service Northbrook

Let’s refinish your hardwood floors with us! We are experts in hardwood floor refinishing at a reasonable price ($2-4 per sqft). We will refinish different kinds of floors like solid hardwood floors, install laminate flooring, engineering flooring installation, stairs refinishing, base shoe installation, quarter round installation, baseboard installation, and more…

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Refinishing: Hardwood Flooring, Sanding Wooden Floor, Buffing, Refreshing, Applying Hardwood Floor Stain and coats of Finish.


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Redoing Woodwork: Baseboards Installation, Base Shoe Installation, Quarter Round Installation, Redoing Sub-floor.

Hi, I’m Wojciech Puzniak

Are you looking to transform your home’s flooring and give it a fresh, stunning appeal? You are in the right place! I am 34 year old, Polish, seasoned hardwood floor refinishing expert with over 10 years of invaluable experience in the industry. If you’re searching for the perfect professional to handle your floor remodeling project, let me explain why choosing me is the best decision you can make.

  1. Expertise and Experience: With a decade of hands-on experience and a strong background working with esteemed companies like Orient Flooring, Redesign Floors, and U.S. Home Construction, I bring unparalleled expertise to the table. My deep knowledge of hardwood floors and refinishing techniques guarantees outstanding results for your project.
  2. Attention to Detail: I take great pride in my meticulous approach to every floor refinishing project. Each plank is handled with care, ensuring precision and a flawless finish. I understand that your floors are a significant investment, and I treat them with the utmost respect and attention they deserve.
  3. Quality Craftsmanship: As a hardwood floor refinishing expert, I am committed to delivering top-notch craftsmanship. I utilize the latest tools, techniques, and premium-quality materials to breathe new life into your floors, enhancing their durability and overall beauty.
  4. Customized Solutions: No two floor remodeling projects are the same, and I understand that your preferences and requirements are unique. I offer personalized solutions tailored to your vision, ensuring that the end result aligns perfectly with your dream floor.
  5. Timely and Reliable Service: Punctuality and professionalism are the cornerstones of my service. I respect your time and strive to complete projects within the agreed-upon schedule without compromising on quality.
  6. Customer Satisfaction: Your satisfaction is my ultimate goal. I take the time to listen to your needs, answer your questions, and provide expert guidance throughout the process. Your happiness with the final outcome is what drives me to excel in every project I undertake.
  7. Transparent Pricing: I believe in honesty and transparency in all aspects of our collaboration. You can trust that my pricing is fair and competitive, without any hidden costs or surprises.

If you’re ready to elevate your home with exquisite hardwood floor refinishing, choose me, Wojciech Puzniak, as your trusted expert. Together, we’ll create a captivating space that exudes elegance and warmth, leaving you with floors that you’ll cherish for years to come. Get in touch today, and let’s embark on this exciting journey to transform your home’s flooring!

 The biggest flooring jobs that I’ve done and I’m proud of are:

  • Deerfield Train Station Floor Refinishing
  • Abraham Lincoln Funeral Train Car Floor Refinishing
  • Northwestern University Flooring Job
  • Home Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park, IL
  • Multiple flooring jobs in Glenview, Deerfield, Northbrook, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Kildeer, Geneva, Winnetka
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Process of Refinishing Floors

Client Consultation

After receiving an inquiry for a free floor refinishing consultation, we will give you a call back to schedule a time to meet, find out more about the job scope and deliver the best solution for refinishing your hardwood floors.

Planning Hardwood Refinishing

Once we get all the details we will gather all materials needed to refinish your flooring and deliver all the tools needed to accomplish your flooring project.

Performing Floor Refinishing

After sending our trusted hardwood refinishing contractor to work on your floors, we will start on the start date and finish refinishing the hardwood floor on time. Our process allows us to minimize your inconvenience.

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we put all our effort to achieve durable and aesthetically pleasant floors

We are on top of the newest floor refinishing trends, stain colors, and durable finishes. We use materials that will last for years, and while sanding hardwood floors, we ensure you are satisfied with its color. You will always see the finished effect before we apply it to the whole area.

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Our process allows us to deliver great quality work for an affordable price. We are not afraid to start even the most complex projects. If we are not an expert in something, then we definitely have a number to someone trusted who is an expert in things like: stair railings, floor leveling, hardwood to tile transitions, and more…

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We have been waiting way too long to refinish our hardwood floors. Love how it all came out! I was expecting more of a mess during the work, but they made it seem easy. Thank you, guys!

Sean Falkowski

The floor guy working on refinishing our hardwood floors was great. Everything came out better than I expected! Very accurate color match with the old part of the floor and stairs. You have my recommendation.

Aneta Rybinska-Nowak

Excellent job! We had a little struggle with choosing the right stain color to match our cabinets and Voytek had recommended us a good one. He even put the water base finish on the stain samples on the small part of our actual floor to help us envision it better. Great work!

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