Sanding & refinishing


When you need wood floor sanding or refinishing

If you have hardwood floors, the fact is you will eventually need a wood floor refinishing service. Even if you take all the necessary precautions and protective measures, your floors will eventually succumb to wear, just as all flooring does.

The good news is that when that happens, instead of replacing your flooring, as is usually the case, you will only need to have your flooring refinished. This will bring back that like-new finish and give you many more years ahead. And when that time comes, you’ll want a sanding flooring service you can trust, in every aspect.

Some facts about sanding and refinishing

Scratches, scuffs, water spots, and extensive wear can leave you with wood floors that look far less than perfect. Even with finishes that retard daily wear, such as hand-scraped, distressed, or vintage, wear is still a fact of life with hardwood flooring.

Sanding is the first part of the process and works to remove all those little signs that the floor has been generously used. When we start the wood floor refinishing service, we’ll let you know about any special steps that you’ll need to take to prepare. Give us a call today to talk about refinishing your floors!

Refinishing begins by stripping away decades of wear and tear to leave you with a brand new, untouched layer of hardwood. At this point in the process you can even change your stain color and finish type if you prefer, either for appearance reasons or to provide extra protection against wear.

Depending on the options you choose, the curing time can vary. Your flooring professionals will share all the details about what you can expect, how long until everything is dried, and when you can walk on your floors again. If you have any other questions about the procedure or what to expect afterward, simply speak with one of our professionals.



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Sanding and refinishing services

Sanding and refinishing is a great way to revive the beauty of your old hardwood floors, while also adding value to your home. When your floors start looking dull, let the experts at Costen Floors restore the original luster of your floor using professional equipment and high performance stains and finishes. We also offer Dust Reduction systems to minimize sanding dust by up to 80%. Give us a call today to find out if our Sanding and Refinishing services are right for you.

What to expect when finishing your hardwood floors: things that are necessary to complete the sanding of your floors:

  • Ample access to 110Vand 220V, (electric dryer or electric range outlet) power.
  • Remove all items from rooms involved.
  • Provide unencumbered access to jobsite on all days.
  • All other work should be finished in the rooms containing wood floors. No other floor traffic can be allowed during the finishing process.
  • Air conditioning and/or heating should be working to help keep your floor at normal living conditions. This will help the drying times of finish.
  • Repairs to existing wood floors must be complete before sanding and finishing your floors.

Extra precautions you can take to help the job run smoothly:

  • If you desire to have your kitchen cabinets covered, please tape around door and drawer openings. Loose plastic could be sucked into our sanding equipment and pulled off cabinets.
  • To contain dust, use plastic or old sheets to cover doors on the opposite side of the floor being sanded. Don’t tape to the floor being sanded. Trying to cover areas that are open from the ceiling to floor is often frustrating and can cause damage to ceilings. This covering usually falls down within a 1/4 day due to the weight of the plastic. Zip walls are an alternative option.
  • Using blue masking/low adhesive tape on wood only, never on sheet rock.
  • Cover all air returns with cheesecloth (This will allow airflow while minimizing/filtering dust).
  • Meet with our crew onsite the first day to walk your floor and confirm a stain color.
  • Even with our dust collection systems you will have light sanding dust settle around the areas involved. We recommend changing the HVAC filters once the sanding is complete.
  • Allow for dry days. We try to put a coat on everyday but due to some conditions (humidity, air movement, etc) this can take longer.
Sanding & refinishing in Henrico, VA from Costen Floors

We're here for your sanding and refinishing needs

At Costen Floors, we offer all the wood floor services necessary to keep your floors looking great and performing as they should. When you’re ready to get this project started, we’ll be right there to help from start to finish, no matter how large or small your flooring project is.

With a showroom in Henrico, Fredericksburg, and Salem, VA, we proudly serve the communities of Richmond, Virginia Beach, Chesterfield, Midlothian, and Mechanicsville, VA. We invite you to visit at your convenience to find out how we can be of service to you.