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Refinishing Hardwood Floors With That New Look Using Our Dust-Free Method

Hardwood Flooring Refinishing
Our Rx For Dust-Free Sanding

When it come to refinishing your hardwood flooring, Elegant Floors will do so but without creating a never-ending dust issue, one that goes on for years after the work is done.
That can happen if you’re dealing with a cheap or fairly inexperienced flooring contractor.

Elegant Floors is a locally, family-owned business. We’re located in Sunnyvale, and been serving residents and the business sector in the South Bay for more than 25 years. We’re committed to performing all flooring work in a quality manor, in order to make our clients happy. Us too! A big benefit to “wowing” our customers are referrals: meaning, if we do good work we get referrals which is always greatly appreciated!

3-Step Rx For No Sanding
If your wood flooring is lightly scarred or worn, we can use our dust-free sanding process.
Before the process begins, our special applicator checks your floor for contaminants, such as wax, that prevent adhesion of the urethane. Once your floor is free of contaminants, we begin the three step finishing process. Generally we can complete this process in only one day

STEP #1 – Virtual Sanding
Rx For Wood Floors no-sanding formula chemically “sands the hardwood floor.” Just like sanding, this unique formula rubs off the old finish to prepare the hardwood for beautiful new topcoat. It saves time, expense, and the mess of conventional sanding.

STEP #2 – Repairs
Elegant Floors professionals use Rx For Wood Floors repair products to make any necessary repairs to the surface of the floor before applying the final finish.

STEP #3 – Finishing
Rx For Wood Floors unique catalyzed wood finish is applied and permanently locking with the original finish for an attractive, clear finish that lasts.

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Hardwood Floor installation goes beyond just laying a floor down – it is about working with you, our customer, step-by-step, to find the right hardwood design that fits your budget and lifestyle. Elegant Floors is a National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) member and Licensed California Contractor, so you can be confident you are choosing a professional that has access to the most up-to-date industry information, as well as a wealth of hardwood floor experience at our fingertips.

Solid Wood Floors vs. Engineered Wood Floors vs. Laminate Floors

There are Three Main Types of Hardwood Flooring
Categories Available for Homeowners to Choose from

Solid hardwood flooring must be used at or above ground level, so the wood can be nailed to a sub floor. Solid hardwood flooring is available in a full array of wood species either unfinished or prefinished. Unfinished hardwood flooring must be finished and/or stained on site, while prefinished hardwood flooring is sold as ready-to-install wood flooring that comes sanded, stained, or finished. For both unfinished and pre-finished flooring, customers can choose from a wide range of grades, colors and sizes.

Engineered Hardwood Floors is made up of a hardwood surface glued on a plywood base. Engineered hardwood flooring was originally designed for installation in areas with variable humidity levels and heat, such as homes with radiant heating, homes on top of a concrete slab or in basements (although it can also be installed at or above ground like sold hardwood). Engineered flooring tends to be more stable than solid hardwood and is glued directly to the sub floor or concrete slab, or it is “floated” on a concrete slab or sub floor with a moisture barrier and underlay beneath.

Laminate Flooring is a type of flooring that is made up of laminated planks that only look like wood, and finished with a plastic polymer coating. Laminate flooring simulates a real wood species, comes in wide planks, and is an economical solution to real hardwood. It is durable and also easier to install.

Contact Elegant Floors today for your free hardwood floor installation estimate. Use
the contact form to the right, or give us a call now at (650) 961-1339 or (408) 773-8624

5 Common Hardwood Flooring Problems and How to Avoid Them

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Hardwood floors are a great investment for the home and one of the most popular flooring materials. However in order to maintain its value over the years, homeowners need to perform regular maintenance and learn more about what causes damage to hardwood floors. The following are some of the more common problems that crop up during and after installation. (more…)

How to Protect your Hardwood Floors When Hosting a Party

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Holidays and get-togethers are lovely, and hosting parties is always fun.  You get family time and meet many friends you missed for a long time. They’re usually even better when you get to host the party for your friends and family at your home. The fun never seems to end. You dance, sing your hearts out and drink a few bottles of wine. But then, you think about what your home will look like after it’s all said and done. (more…)

How to Maximize the Longevity of your Hardwood Floors

how to make hardwood floors last longerHardwood is one of the oldest and most trusted flooring materials. When properly installed and maintained, hardwood floors will last over a century – as a matter of fact there are plenty of buildings today whose floors were installed in the early 20th century and are still exquisite. But in order for your floor to last that long and still maintain its flair and luster, there are a number of factors that have to be considered from purchase, installation, and maintenance of your hardwood floors. (more…)