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Solid hardwood floors or site finished hardwood floors are finished with polyurethane while engineered hardwood floors are typically finished with aluminum oxide at the manufacture. Aluminum oxide can last twice as long as polyurethane but like anything your floors will start to show signs of wear and tear. Minor scratches in polyurethane can be removed with our screen and recoat process. Scratches in the aluminum oxide on the top layer of engineered hardwood floors will not come out with a screen and recoat. You will have to replace the floors or attempt to sand and refinish the floors.

Here is the dilemma with engineered hardwood floors, attempting to sand and refinish; risky, replacing your floors; very expensive, living with it; who wants to do that or our screen and recoat option. First, our screen and recoat option is a cost-effective way to improve the appearance of your engineered hardwood floors while saving thousands on replacement cost. Now let us set some expectations. Our process will help blend the scratches in with the rest of the floor. The scratches will physically be there minus the eyesore of exposed wood and risks that come with unsealed wood floors. It is about applying stain where needed and choosing the right products to decrease the reflection of light.  

About Engineered Hardwood Floors

Engineered hardwood floors are known for being durable and scratch resistance. Unlike solid hardwood floors, engineered floors consist of multiple layers of plywood or high-density fiberboard. The construction of engineered wood provides a greater resistance to moisture and temperature change when compared to solid hardwood. The top layer is real hardwood; therefore, it looks identical to solid hardwood. Engineered hardwood floors can be floated, staple or glued down to a wood subfloor. It has become normal practice to glue engineered floors down when installed over a concrete subfloor.

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Pancaking Engineered Hardwood Floors

When installed over concrete, engineered hardwood is often glued down. The glue acts as a moisture barrier because concrete can emit moisture, potentially damaging the wood. Improperly installing another floor layer, like luxury vinyl plank (LVP), over existing engineered hardwood can trap moisture between the concrete and the new floor. This "pancaking" effect prevents the wood from breathing, leading to potential moisture buildup, which can cause warping, mold growth, and other damage. Recognizing these potential issues will help in making informed decisions.

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We use only the best equipment and products to ensure that every job we take on is completed to perfection. We are committed to the excellence of our work and value our customers' satisfaction above all else.
Check out our customer reviews and see for yourself how we've helped others restore their floors.

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What You Can Expect

Step 1

We will dust mop or vacuum your floors to remove any particles on your floors, to ensure we achieve the best results. 


Step 2

Screen your floors with a specific screening disc to remove minor scratches. This will also help create a strong bond for the newly applied polyurethane.  


Step 3

Vacuum your hardwood floors with our commercial HEPA vacuum system. Flat mop your hardwood floors dry and then with our spray solution to assist with the removal of any particles. 


Step 4

Apply first coat of polyurethane and allow 3 hours of drying time. 


Step 6

We like to do a walk-through with the client at this point. Socks only!


Final Step

Apply second coat of polyurethane and allow 4 hours of dry time

Can Be Completed In One Day!

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