Saturday, December 14, 2019

Our Hardwood Floor Refinishing Coverage Areas In New York

When it comes to sanding and refinishing your wood floors, we have dustless methods to keep your home clean. We use only the most up to date drum, edger, and hardwood flooring tools available on the market to make the best finish possible. Our vacuums are all HEPA vacuum filter top grade machines that leave no dust in your home. We also provide deep cleaning services to remove all the dirt build up from your wood floors if sanding is not necessary and your floors need a spruce up.

Please see our coverage areas below;

BoroughNeighborhoodZIP Codes
BronxCentral Bronx10453, 10457, 10460
Bronx Park and Fordham10458, 10467, 10468
High Bridge and Morrisania10451, 10452, 10456
Hunts Point and Mott Haven10454, 10455, 10459, 10474
Kingsbridge and Riverdale10463, 10471
Northeast Bronx10466, 10469, 10470, 10475
Southeast Bronx10461, 10462,10464, 10465, 10472, 10473
BrooklynCentral Brooklyn11212, 11213, 11216, 11233, 11238
Southwest Brooklyn11209, 11214, 11228
Borough Park11204, 11218, 11219, 11230
Canarsie and Flatlands11234, 11236, 11239
Southern Brooklyn11223, 11224, 11229, 11235
Northwest Brooklyn11201, 11205, 11215, 11217, 11231
Flatbush11203, 11210, 11225, 11226
East New York and New Lots11207, 11208
Greenpoint11211, 11222
Sunset Park11220, 11232
Bushwick and Williamsburg11206, 11221, 11237
ManhattanCentral Harlem10026, 10027, 10030, 10037, 10039
Chelsea and Clinton10001, 10011, 10018, 10019, 10020, 10036
East Harlem10029, 10035
Gramercy Park and Murray Hill10010, 10016, 10017, 10022
Greenwich Village and Soho10012, 10013, 10014
Lower Manhattan10004, 10005, 10006, 10007, 10038, 10280
Lower East Side10002, 10003, 10009
Upper East Side10021, 10028, 10044, 10065, 10075, 10128
Upper West Side10023, 10024, 10025
Inwood and Washington Heights10031, 10032, 10033, 10034, 10040
QueensNortheast Queens11361, 11362, 11363, 11364
North Queens11354, 11355, 11356, 11357, 11358, 11359, 11360
Central Queens11365, 11366, 11367
Jamaica11412, 11423, 11432, 11433, 11434, 11435, 11436
Northwest Queens11101, 11102, 11103, 11104, 11105, 11106
West Central Queens11374, 11375, 11379, 11385
Rockaways11691, 11692, 11693, 11694, 11695, 11697
Southeast Queens11004, 11005, 11411, 11413, 11422, 11426, 11427, 11428, 11429
Southwest Queens11414, 11415, 11416, 11417, 11418, 11419, 11420, 11421
West Queens11368, 11369, 11370, 11372, 11373, 11377, 11378
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What safety protection do i need when refinishing my hardwood floors?

You want to make sure you wear the proper gear. Gloves are used when applying polyurethane. Mask are used when both applying urethanes or varnishes. Mask's are also used when sanding and scraping. Especially if you do not have dustless drum machines or edgers, you should be using masks. 

Knee pads are used for when your working in all the corners. Headphones are for all the noise coming off the buffer, vacuums, drum, and edger. Gloves are also used for carrying machines in and out of the homes as well as handling the sandpaper.
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Friday, December 13, 2019

Can I Bleach My Hardwood Floors?

Leave bleaching up to the professionals. When bleaching wood floors, it is always best to bleach twice to truly get a light and white look. Red oak is very hard to get out all of the pink completely, so use precaution. White oak has has very little pink tones if any and will bleach out the best. One does have to be care of the green tones in the boards as well when bleaching.

After two rounds of bleaching of the wood, its is best to use part b of the bleach solution provide by the manufacturer. Sometimes this is used twice to even out any discoloration. A vinegar wash is also used sometimes to stop the bleaching. All of this is provided on the label of your bleach bottles. 

Lastly, you have to wait 24 hrs to be safe everything is drey before applying your wood stain. Once, all is dry you can complete the refinishing process as normally done.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Do Black or Dark Stained Hardwood Floors Get Dirty Easier? Do They Show Dirt and Dust More?

Black floors don't show "dirt" more than any other color hardwood floors. They actually hide dirt or stains more because they are dark. The wood shows light dust but only after weeks of build up and mainly in front of window areas where the sunlight is directly shining on the floors. This is because light white dust against dark tones show up. But, this is only after a few weeks and its really not that obvious. A simple dust routine and cleaning (which should be done regardless) will take care of any dust problems. 

Sometimes there are problems with blemishes or the floors taking on footprints easily. This has to do with the polyurethane finish that is on the floors and not the actual color. Some sealers and finishes are more susceptible to these problems than others.
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What Types Of Wood Flooring Are In Style in 2020 in New York. 

Wide boards are definitely in style in 2020. More spaces have it be residential or commercial are loving the wide board style. There are many to choose from and the wood can go past 12 inches wide. The most typical are anywhere from 3.5 inches to 8 inches wide. When it comes to refinishing the hardwood floors using wide planks, most customers are going with a really light and natural polyurethane, bleaching, or going in the dark walnut/ebony range.
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Monday, December 9, 2019

Can I Refinish My Hardwood Floors Myself? 

When refinishing your hardwood floors, there are basic tools that are used. A drum machine, edger, scrapers, buffer, multi disc driver, and vacuums. Most of these items you can rent from your local rental store but they will be of low quality. This is because they are usually old, not working properly, and kick out a lot of dust. Rental equipment will most likely damage your floors leaving big machine marks and an uneven sanding.

A high quality dustless wood floor refinishing company will have top grade machines that are up to date, have regular maintenance done, and sand your floors really smooth without the messy dust left behind. The quality of the sanding is far superior not only because of the machines but because of the mechanic using the machines who usually have years of experience.

Your hardwood floors are one of the biggest valuable assets to your home. It is not worth risking such an important part of your home to save money here. Overall, it is best to hire a professional because the rental equipment is usually really bad at sanding smooth and it takes years of experience to not cause damage to the wood floors while sanding and refinishing them.

If you are considering a dustless wood floor refinishing to finish your floors contact Wood Vitalize in New York, NY. They also have locations in Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, and Westchester County.
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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Does Your Polyurethane Finish Have A Cloudy Look?

This problem can occur for multiple reasons. The biggest reason why this happens is because one of the layers of polyurethane was applied before the previous layer was completely dry. Trapped chemicals results it the hazy look. This can also occur if your mixing different polyurethanes together.

The solution would be either to screen the floors (lightly sand them) and apply new layers of finish (polyurethane) or to completely sand the floors over. Do a test spot to determine the best results.

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