Steps to refinishing hardwood floors by our professionals in West Island and on the North Shore
The day before, we confirm the time of our arrival as well as the type of services over the telephone, whether it is a sanding followed by a varnishing, the installation of a hardwood flooring or a repair and maintenance service.
On the first day of work, the sanding will be done and 2 coats of varnish will be applied. The last coat will be applied the next day, if it can’t be done on the same day.
After the third and last coat of varnish, it will take 24 hours to dry up. You will be able to walk on the wooden flooring the next morning . You can then place back your furniture. Check if there are felt protective plates under your furniture and chairs or replace them with new ones so as to maintain the good finish of your flooring for as long as possible. Remove furniture from the room where the flooring is to be sandblasted.
Use Storage Mobile to stack up your furniture if you do not have enough storage space at your place.
Our sandblaster runs at a 220 volt speed; you will thus need to remove the socket of the stove or the dryer (the bottom receptacle needs to be removed, for the stove). The works will last approximately two days.
IMPORTANT SWITCH OFF ANY TYPE OF AERATION SYSTEM DURING THE VARNISHING:
THE FURNACE FAN, THE HUMIDIFIER AND THE DEHUMIDIFIER TO PREVENT THE VARNISH FROM DRYING UP TOO QUICKLY.
BEFORE THE RENOVATION OF YOUR FLOORING/h2>
No danger for plants, animals and childs.
DURING THE WORKS
The lesser movement in the house, the better the finish will be: our products have a static effect which attracts the dust to the ground. Do not open doors and windows and do not switch on any fan while the works are being done (we will take care)
AFTER THE WORKS
It is very important to lift your furniture and carry them to where they will be placed. Do not slide, roll, drag, etc., on a rug or piece of cloth as this will remove the glossiness of your flooring. Move around as little as possible and do not allow your dog to walk on the freshly varnished flooring for the first 7 days as the product will still be drying up and make sure to regulary cut the claws of your dog. Do not place a carpet on the flooring for one month; allow it to dry up 100% otherwise it will stick to the carpet. Given that we cannot sterilize the whole house, it is possible to find a fine layer of dust on the surface. If you have a pet, it is not uncommon to find animal hairs on the floor. A few vacuum cleaning sessions will remove the dust.
To maintain your flooring in good condition for a longer time:
Walk as little as possible during the first 7 days.
Use felt protective plates that can be placed underneath your furniture to prevent scratches. NEVER WAX YOUR FLOORING, for example, with: Murphie oil, cleaning agents, Hertel, wax, etc. Regularly cut your dog’s claws. Clean your wooden flooring with a damp towel and immediately wipe it dry. For Finitec products, you can find cleaning products designed specially for your wooden flooring that are on sale at Peinture Micca for $25.