Refinishing Hardwood Floors in Salt Lake City, UT

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Moose Flooring is the perfect choice for sanding and refinishing your hardwood floors. With over 20 of experience, our team of experts is committed refinishing your floors to perfection. We use American Sanders, the ultimate manufacturer of made in America sanding equipment. We only use the best stain and finishing materials to ensure a lifelong finish. Trust Moose Flooring to provide you with a flawless finish of your hardwood floors that will last for years to come. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

We Keep Your Home Clean

At Moose Flooring, we take great care to ensure that your belongings and home are protected during the sanding and refinishing process. Before we begin any work, we carefully cover your valuables, furniture, and kitchen area with plastic to prevent any dust or debris from getting on them. Our team of professionals is equipped with the right tools and materials to ensure that your floors are sanded and refinished efficiently and with minimal disruption to your daily life. With Moose Flooring, you can trust that your home and possessions are in safe hands, and we take every measure to leave your space clean and tidy once the job is complete.

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What is the Process of Refinishing Hardwood?

First, the floor is sanded down to remove scratches, dents, previous finishes and stains. Next, any gaps or holes in the floor are filled with a wood filler or epoxy. The floor is then buffed and cleaned before applying a stain. Finally, a protective coat of polyurethane is applied to the floor to keep out water and avoid wear and tear. The entire process occurs over multiple days depending on the size of the room and the condition of the floor. a typical estimate being 4-7 days.


Sand & Fill


Buff & Stain


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The American Sanders Legend is the Rolls Royce of Hardwood Sanders. At Moose Flooring, we only use the best American made Sanders to ensure the perfect finish of your hardwood floor.

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Wood Floor Sand & Refinish FAQs

Before starting with the process of refinishing your hard floors, we take the following steps to ensure a successful outcome:

  1. Clear the SpaceRemove all furniture and rugs from the room. This step is crucial to provide unobstructed access to the entire surface of the hardwood floors. Whether you’re sanding or buffing the floors, having a clutter-free space makes the task easier.

  2. Protect Adjacent SurfacesCover vents and electrical outlets to prevent dust or debris from infiltrating these areas. Proper protection ensures that adjacent surfaces remain undamaged during the refinishing process.

By following these guidelines, we'll be well-prepared for refinishing your hardwood floors and achieving the desired results.

Hardwood floors add elegance to any home, but over time, scratches and wear can diminish their appearance. Refinishing your hardwood floors can breathe new life into your living space. Here’s a detailed guide to help you through the process:

1. Prepare the Room

  • Remove Furniture: Clear the room by moving furniture out. Take up any rugs or mats.
  • Thoroughly Clean the Floors: Before refinishing, ensure the floors are free of dirt, dust, and debris. Sweep or vacuum, and then mop with a mild cleaner.

2. Sanding

  • Start Coarse: We'll begin sanding with a 50 grit coarse sandpaper. Gradually work your way up to finer grits for a smooth finish.

3. Wood Filler

  • Depending on the damage, gaps, and movement of your hardwood floors, we will either trowel in a wood filler or for more noticeable damage, an epoxy filler.
  • Sanding the freshly applied wood filler ensures it is only in the gaps of the floor, not on top.

4. Apply Stain or Sealer (Optional)

  • Color Change: If you want to alter the color of your hardwood floors, apply a stain after sanding or buffing.
  • Even Application: Follow the manufacturer’s instructions and use a brush or rag to apply the stain evenly.
  • A sealer will get your hardwood floors as close to the natural color of the wood as possible.

5. Apply Finish

  • Post-Sanding Steps: Once the floors are sanded and stained (if desired), it’s time to apply a fresh coat of finish.
  • Brush or Roller: Use a brush or roller to apply the finish.
  • Follow Instructions: Pay attention to the manufacturer’s guidelines regarding drying times and application techniques.

6. Allow Drying Time

  • Patience Required: After applying the finish, allow it to dry completely before walking on the floors or moving furniture back in.
  • Drying Duration: The drying time varies based on the type of finish used—ranging from a few hours to a few days.

7. Repeat as Needed

  • Achieving Desired Results: Depending on your floor’s condition, you may need to repeat the refinishing process multiple times.
  • Additional Steps: This could involve more sanding, buffing, staining, or applying additional coats of finish.

Remember, refinishing not only enhances the appearance of your hardwood floors but also extends their lifespan. Happy refinishing!

After refinishing your hard floors, it’s crucial to care for them properly to preserve their appearance and extend their lifespan. Follow these practical guidelines to keep your refinished floors in top condition:

  1. Regular Cleaning: Regularly sweep or vacuum your floors to remove dirt, dust, and debris that can dull the finish. Opt for a soft-bristle broom or a vacuum with a hardwood floor attachment to avoid scratching the surface.

  2. Gentle Mopping: When cleaning your refinished floors, use a damp mop with a mild cleaner specifically designed for hard floors. Be cautious not to use excessive water or harsh chemicals, as they can harm the finish.

  3. Swift Spill Cleanup: Act promptly when spills occur. Wipe them up immediately to prevent wood damage or staining. Blot the spill with a soft cloth or paper towel, and then clean the area with a damp cloth.

  4. Mind Your Footwear: Avoid wearing high heels or shoes with sharp heels indoors. They can leave dents and scratches on your refinished floors. Consider wearing slippers or socks to protect the surface.

  5. Furniture Protection: Place furniture pads under the legs of chairs, tables, and heavy items. These pads prevent scratches and dents, ensuring your floors stay pristine.

  6. Lift, Don’t Drag: When moving furniture or other weighty objects, lift them instead of dragging them across your refinished floors. Alternatively, use furniture sliders to prevent surface damage.

The frequency of hardwood floor refinishing depends on the amount of foot traffic and wear and tear on the floors. Generally, it is recommended to refinish hardwood floors every 7-10 years. Depending on the wear and tear of your hardwood floors, you may be able to go even longer before a refinish!

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A Moose Flooring expert will come out to your home and address your individual needs.  Rest assured, we will never be pushy or try to force a sale. We want you to be comfortable!



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