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Hardwood Floor Refinishing Los Angeles ...your old wood floors back to new!

Do your hardwood floors need some care and love? Then you’re in the right place. Our passion is restoring neglected, worn and tired wood floors in Los Angeles back to better than their former glory. It’s our main specialty and we’re highly skilled in hardwood floor refinishing work.

shardwood floor refinishing
Applying finish to wood floor

There are many options for you to choose from when refinishing your hardwood floors… you can keep the wood flooring traditional, stain them a different color to completely transform the look, apply a hardwax oil finish like Rubio Monocoat so they can easily be maintained, use a special pre-treatment, or anything else you have seen in home decorating and architectural magazines. We have years of experience and the training and expertise to make your vision come true.

How we do it...

Below you’ll be able to see the various steps involved in a full hardwood floor restoration. At the bottom of the page we have links to the most common questions we are asked about the process of hardwood floor refinishing in Los Angeles.

STEP 1Prepare the
rooms, repairs
and set-up

Before any sanding takes place, the area being restored needs to be properly prepared. Any nails sticking up are hammered down and all repairs needed are taken care of. The dustless equipment is set-up. Then the floors are swept, vacuumed and the sanding equipment is set up.

Sanding equipment set-up in Los Angeles

STEP 2Sanding
off the existing
old finish

Once the floor is prepped, the sanding begins. We use specialised sanding equipment like belt sanders and edgers. Different sandpaper grits are used depending on the condition of the floor. The goal is to remove the existing finish and take the floor back to bare wood.

removing worn finish from floor

STEP 3Detailed
fine sanding
and filler

When the floor is down to bare wood, the fine sanding stages begin. The rough sanding marks from the first few passes need to be removed. Each pass is done with a higher grit sandpaper to end up with a beautifully smooth, finely sanded surface. If we have installed a new floors for you, it's during this stage where we fill the floor with putty.

Fine sanding with TRIO and plam sanders

STEP 4Finishing
touches and
clean up

After all the sanding with the machines is complete we need to do the final touches by hand. We use hand scrapers to reach the areas under radiators, along the trim and in corners that the sanders can’t reach. These are then hand sanded to match the final grit from the sanders. Then there’s lots of vacuuming and clean-up to get ready for the next step.

finishing touches with hand scraper

STEP 5Staining the floor
a different color

If you want to change the color of your floor, this is the stage where we apply stain. You can read about the staining process here.

Extra stain step

STEP 5Applying
the multiple
finish coats

It’s time to apply the finish. The number of coats and time this will take will depend on the finish system you decide on. Some finishes are single coats and others have 3 coats. Each multi-coat finish will have the floor abraded between coats and then carefully tacked and vacuumed to remove any debris, ensuring a contaminant free surface.

Apply water-based finish

Other important info

Your hardwood floors have a limited wear layer. They can only be sanded a certain amount of times before they are too thin to sand anymore. When that limit is reached, new floors will need to be installed.

The last thing you want is for an inexperienced guy to come in, grind more than they need to off your floor and subsequently shorten the life of your floors by decades.

Our system has been perfected over many years to ensure we are careful to remove as little of the surface layer as possible, while still providing a great finished product. You get the beautiful finished results you expect, and at the same time maintain as much of your floors life as we can. This ensures you’ll have plenty of surface to refinish your floors again if needed in the future.

We have some more information about the refinishing process in the links below…

PHOTOS from past projects


Marcos is easily the most professional, trustworthy and competent person I've dealt with while undertaking a major renovation of my home this year. He always showed up exactly when promised, did top quality work at a fair price, and always treated my home and furnishings with the utmost care. I'm very happy with the results, and won't hesitate to use Marcos again and recommend him to others. . Steve K - Collingswood, Los Angeles | 5 Star Review on Yelp
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