Hardwood Floor installation & Refinishing

Dustless Hardwood Floor Refinishing!

Yes!  Dustless hardwood floor refinishing is here in the Flathead Valley!! Sometimes the hard wood floors you have been looking for are already there, and the good news is, Keri Wood Floors offers dustless hardwood floor refinishing at no additional charge! Maybe you have discovered a once beautiful hardwood floor under some recently removed carpets? Or are you moving into a home in which the floors have seen better days? Or your floors are in decent shape, but you just want to change the color?  Whatever your case, Keri Wood Floors specialize in bringing those floors back to life! With dustless refinishing, we can repair and / or refinish your floors to better then new condition. No need to replace good hardwood flooring just because of dents, scratches, chips or discoloring. Traditionally sanding and refinishing hardwood floors has been a dusty process, creating unwanted dust particles in your home and clean up headaches that feel like they never end. Not to worry!  Keri Wood Floors utilizes a state of the art dustless system, which consists of powerful vacuums (either trailer mounted or exterior stand alone units) located outside of your home. These powerful vacuums connect to all of our sanding equipment and capture all airborne dust generated during the sanding and refinishing process.

 How does dustless sanding work?

We offer free, in-home estimates and design consultations and complete a explanation of our dustless system. Because the choices in colors, textures and styles are so numerous, by spending some time with you and establishing your needs, tastes and style. We will then create a hardwood floor that best suites you, your budget and your expectations. We look for any areas that need to be repaired or replaced, water damage, dents and deep scratches that need extra attention during the process. We will provide an on-site assessment, address any potential issues, answer all of your questions and walk you through our dustless hardwood floor refinishing process.


The process

Pre-sanding: If you have carpet on your hardwood floors at this time, the first step is to remove it.  We provide complete carpet removal surface, including the disposal of all related materials.

Repairs: At this time, all repairs, which often require the replacement of existing boards with undamaged, reclaimed or new wood, occur before the sanding process.

Dustless Sanding: To remove the floor finish, including any build up of wax or dirt, we use coarse grit sandpaper, working up to a finer grit.  Thoughtful sanding will ensure the minimum amount of actual wood is removed from your floors. The depth of the sanding will be influenced by the overall condition of the floor including the existence of deep scratches, dents and stains. Our dustless hardwood floor refinishing system ensures dust, finish, dirt and wax is contained at the sanding source before becoming airborne. Keeping your home clean and free of contaminants.

Buffing: Buffing the entire hardwood floor with an abrasive screen blends the remaining fine sanding marks to make them virtually invisible to the unaided eye.

Staining: At this point, if a stain has been selected, the staining process begins. To help choose the color that best fits your style; we will install a medium size test area on your floor.  We maintain an inventory of all Minwax stain colors, which allows us to provide several color samples on your floor.  You will know exactly what the final outcome will be for the colors your may be considering – no trying to guess off little stain charts or sample boards.

Finishing Process: Your choice of either 3 coats of professional grade oil-based polyurethane or 4 coats of the best water-based polyurethane finish are applied over the course of the next several days.  Drying times will vary depending on your choice of stain color, oil- or water-based
polyurethane, and weather conditions. Between each coat of finish, the floors will be buffed with an abrasive screen and the perimeter of the floors hand-sanded in preparation for the next coat. In every case, after we have refinished your floors, we will provide you with specific guidance before you plan to move back your furniture. Given that area rugs cover larger sections of floor, we recommend that they remain off the still-curing floors for 2-4 weeks. Installation and refinishing hardwood floors has been the exclusive focus of Keri Wood Floors for more than 25 years. Discover the difference expert advice and personalized services make by partnering with us.