Friday, February 28, 2014

Apartment - Chelsea, NYC, NY
 
Before:
Floor Restoration, NYC
 
This customer had their hardwood floors stained. The section of wood flooring in the photo was replaced with a different species of wood than the rest of the room. Different types of wood take stain differently and so they were left with the discolored area you see here.
 
After:
Floor Restoration, NYC
 
Using our Custom Sandless Finish Color Blending Process our Specialists were able to create a custom stain to match the area to the rest of the hardwood floors. Multiple layers of a high quality, commercial grade polyurethane were then applied to protect the area.

 
Floor Restoration, NY
 
The result is a seamless match that blends the area into the rest of the hardwood flooring. This is a process that we at Sandless Finish have developed and is unique within the industry. The customer was very happy with the blending and excited about the seamless coloring of their hardwood floors!
 
 
For more information and examples please visit our website at: http://www.sandlessfinish.com/


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Apartment - Upper West Side, NYC, NY
 
Before:
Floor Refinishing, NYC
 
This customer was moving into a new apartment and wanted to have the hardwood floors restored. This photo shows the effects that inefficient maintenance can have on a floor over time. The discolored areas are the result of dirt and debris allowed to sit on and penetrate the hardwood floors over time. There were also multiple surface scratches throughout the room. This was a perfect situation for our Sandless Finish Hardwood Floor Refinishing Process!
 
After:
Floor Refinishing, NYC
 
Our Sandless Finish Hardwood Floor Refinishing Process utilizes special compounds and machines that remove all of the problem-causing soils from the floor. Once the wood floor is sanitized, multiple layers of a high quality, commercial grade polyurethane are applied. The results are evident in the photo - the parquet floors now have a brilliant shine and a healthy, consistent color!

Floor Refinishing, NYC
 
The customer was really happy with their newly restored hardwood floors and could not wait to move into their new place!
 
 
For more information and examples please visit our blog at: http://www.sandlessfinish.com/


Sunday, February 23, 2014

Apartment Upper - West Side, NYC, NY
 
Before:
 
This customer was moving into a new apartment and  wanted the hardwood floors stained and refinished. A previous contractor had sanded the floor inefficiently, leaving patches of polyurethane and machine marks behind.

 
This room needed to be refinished as well. In order for the hardwood floor to be properly stained and refinished all of the pre-existing polyurethane needed to be removed. The marks from the machines also needed to be completely smoothed out.

 
This bedroom displayed the same problems as the rest of the hardwood floors.
 
 
This close-up of a section of hardwood flooring shows the machine marks left behind by the previous sanding job. Parquet floors absolutely can not be refinished in the same manner as regular plank wood flooring. Our Sandless Finish Hardwood Floor Refinishing Specialists are trained experts in the sanding process.
 
 After:
 
As you can see in this photo the machine marks and residual polyurethane were completely removed!Our trained hardwood floor refinishing specialists used special techniques to insure a smooth finish was achieved in order for the floor to be properly stained and refinished. The floor was now ready to be stained and refinished.
 
 
Sandless Finish is proud to offer our customer's the option of using the Rubio Monocoat System. This system is completely eco-friendly and has a 0% VOC (volatile organic compounds) rating. Rubio Monocoat adheres to the microns of the wood by molecular bonding and only requires a single layer in order to deeply color and protect the floor.
 
 
Our Sandless Finish Hardwood Floor Refinishing Specialists are highly trained in using the Rubio Monocoat System. The parquet floors now exhibit a beautiful color and commercial grade finish!
 
 
A view of the bedroom. The customer was very happy with their expertly refinished hardwood floors and could not wait to move into their new apartment!
 

 
 
 For more photos and examples please visit our website at: http://www.sandlessfinish.com/

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Apartment - Midtown West, NY, NY
 
Before:
Floor Refinishing NYC
 
This customer was moving into a new apartment and wanted to have the hardwood floors refinished. Due to improper installation by a previous contractor some of the parquet floor was warping (as highlighted by the arrows in the photo). Dirt and debris had embedded itself into the rest of the wood floor as well, dulling the overall appearance.
 
Floor Refinishing NYC
 
A close-up of the warped floorboards by the kitchen.
 
Floor Refinishing NYC
 
This photo shows another problem with the parquet floors. The stain on these newly installed floorboards did not match with the rest of the room. Our Custom Sandless Finish Color Blending Process was the perfect solution to restore this section of hardwood flooring!

Floor Refinishing NY
 
This view exemplifies the contrast of the new installation's coloring to the rest of the wood floor.

 
 After:
Floor Refinishing NY
 
Our Sandless Finish Hardwood Floor Refinishing Specialists' first task was to repair the warping of the improperly installed boards. In order to accomplish this, the boards needed to be replaced. Our specialists removed the warped parquet floorboards and replaced them with new wood to correct the problem. Once the boards were in place and stained to match the rest of the floor, our Sandless Finish Hardwood Floor Refinishing Process was performed. This removed all of the dirt and debris from the wood and ensured the parquet floors were sanitized. Finally, multiple layers of a high quality commercial grade polyurethane were applied to achieve the appearance seen in this photo!

Floor Refinishing NY
 
This photo shows the area that was incorrectly stained by a previous contractor. Special machines and pads were used to completely remove the stain from the floorboards. Once the boards were completely sanitized, our Specialists created a stain using our Custom Sandless Finish Color Blending Process. The stain was applied to the wood floor and multiple layers of a high quality, commercial grade polyurethane were applied. The newly installed section of flooring now blends seamlessly with the rest of the room!
 
Floor Refinishing NY
 
Another view of the room shows the success of our Sandless Finish Hardwood Floor Refinishing and Custom Color Blending Processes. The customer now has beautiful hardwood floors with consistent color and a vibrant shine throughout the apartment! Sandless Finish uses only the highest quality products during the restoration process which ensures that the wood floors will maintain their current state for years to come!

 
For more information and examples please visit our website at: http://www.sandlessfinish.com/


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Bikram Yoga - SOHO, NY, NY
 
Before:
Bikram Yoga Studios, NYC
 
Bikram Yoga NYC opened its doors in August 1999 and became Manhattan's first Bikram Yoga Studio! This is the entryway to a new studio opening in Soho, NYC. The owners called Sandless Finish to have the hardwood floors of the studio restored. The previous owners of the space did not properly maintain the wood floors and dirt and debris was embedded into the wood. This caused the floors to have an overall dull and lifeless appearance.

Bikram Yoga Studios, NYC
 
This photo shows an area where a rushed patching was performed by a previous contractor. The wood was not stained to match the rest of the hardwood flooring and no polyurethane was applied for protection. Our Specialists would have to use our Custom Sandless Finish Color Blending technique to restore the area.

Bikram Yoga Studios, NYC
 
This close-up of the wood floor shows paint, scratching and debris which was left behind by previous contractors.

Commercial Hardwood Floor Refinishing, NYC
 
The area by the bathrooms had the same problems as the rest of the hardwood flooring. The new owners needed the wood floors to reflect the warm and encouraging environment that Bikram Yoga Studios strive to achieve. All soils and discoloration needed to be removed from the hardwood floors in order to restore them to their original, healthy condition!

 
Commercial Hardwood Floor Refinishing, NYC
 
The reception area's hardwood flooring had retained the same soils and resultant dulling as the rest of the studio space.

Commercial Hardwood Floor Refinishing, NYC
 
The back office had a lot of residual paint left on the wood flooring from previous contractors and would need to be restored as well.
 
After:
Commercial Hardwood Floor Refinishing, NYC
 
With the use of our specialized floor machines and strong reacting solutions, our Sandless Finish Hardwood Floor Refinishing Process removed all of the dirt and debris from the floors. Utilizing unique grinding materials with the machines, our specialists were able to remove surface scratches from the floor - all with absolutely no dust!

Commercial Hardwood Floor Refinishing, NY
 
A close-up of the section of wood flooring by the elevators highlights the results achieved by our Sandless Finish Hardwood Floor Refinishing Specialists. After the floors were cleaned and sanitized, multiple layers of a high quality, commercial grade polyurethane were applied to the hardwood floors to achieve a uniform shine and assure protection from the heavy traffic the studio would soon receive!

Commercial Hardwood Floor Refinishing, NY
 
This previously unfinished section of flooring now blends seamlessly in with the rest of the studio! Using our Custom Sandless Finish Color Blending technique, our Specialists created a custom stain to match the section to the rest of the flooring!

Commercial Hardwood Floor Refinishing, NY
 
This area previously displayed an abundance of paint splashes and soils in the wood. All were removed using our Sandless Finish Hardwood Floor Refinishing Process to restore the wood floor to the beautiful condition seen in the photo!

Commercial Hardwood Floor Refinishing, NY
 
The area by the bathroom is now completely sanitized and has a warm and inviting look for the Bikram Yoga Studio clientele.

Dustless Hardwood Floor Refinishing, NYC
 
The reception room has the same healthy look as the rest of the studio's hardwood flooring!

Dustless Hardwood Floor Refinishing, NYC
 
Another view of the reception area.

Dustless Hardwood Floor Refinishing, NYC
 
Finally, all of the paint and soils were removed from the back office as well. This Bikram Yoga Studio's hardwood floors now have a warm and inviting feel that will be enjoyed for many years to come by the studio's clients. The owners were very excited about the restoration and can not wait to open their doors to the public!
 
 
For more information and examples please visit our website at: http://www.sandlessfinish.com/


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Apartment - Astoria, Queens, NY
 
Before:
Floor Refinishing, NYC
 
This customer needed their hardwood floors refinished. Years of dirt and debris had worked their way into the wood floor's surface, deteriorating the polyurethane and leaving the boards exposed. Once the wood is exposed the embedded soils cause severe damage and discoloration. The results are seen in the photo..

Floor Refinishing, NYC
 
A close-up of the unprotected area shows just how much damage was done to these hardwood floors over the years.
 
Floor Refinishing, NYC
 
This section of hardwood flooring was in better condition then the more damaged areas but discoloration and an uneven shine can be seen in the upper half of the photo.

Dustless Floor Refinishing, NYC
 
The back area of the apartment's parquet flooring had heavy damage as well. In order to restore these floors our Sandless Finish Hardwood Floor Refinishing Specialists would have to employ a variety of techniques.
 
 
After:
Dustless Floor Refinishing, NYC
 
Our specialists used our Sandless Finish Hardwood Floor Refinishing Process to remove all of the dirt and debris from the floor. Once the floor was sanitized completely, our specialists could focus on restoring the original color to the discolored patches of flooring. The overall results of our processes are evident in the photo.
 
 Dustless Floor Refinishing, NY
 
A close-up of a previously discolored area of flooring shows the success of our Custom Sandless Finish Color Blending Process. Our color specialists created a custom stain to match the discolored area to the rest of the wood floors. Once a seamless match was achieved, multiple layers of a high quality, commercial grade polyurethane were applied to ensure lasting protection.
 

Dustless Floor Refinishing, NY
 
After our Sandless Finish Hardwood Floor Refinishing and Custom Color Blending Processes were performed the floors have a beautiful, consistent color and vibrant shine!

Dustless Floor Refinishing, NY
 
Another problem faced by our Specialists was the fact that furniture had to remain in the room the work was performed. In such cases our Sandless Finish Hardwood Floor Refinishing Specialists utilize a "half and half" technique. Using this method the furniture is moved to one side of the room and the floor is refinished. Once the wood floors are restored and the polyurethane dries, our Specialists move the furniture safely onto the newly refinished flooring. Then the rest of the wood floor is restored and a seamless finish is achieved! This photo shows the various steps in our process - The far left strip of flooring was refinished first, the middle section is a sanitized section of flooring without color/polyurethane, and the far right strip is the parquet floor in it's original state.
 
 
 
After our Sandless Finish Process even the highly discolored second half of the apartment came out with a beautiful color and shine!

Sandless Floor Refinishing, NY
 
Using a variety of techniques, our Sandless Finish Hardwood Floor Refinishing Specialists were able to restore the customer's parquet flooring to it's original and vitality and sheen. The customer now has hardwood floors that look beautiful and are highly protected for the years to come!
 
 
For more information and examples please visit our website at: http://www.sandlessfinish.com/
 


Sunday, February 9, 2014

Apartment - Midtown East, NYC, NY
 
Before:
 
This customer was moving into a new apartment and wanted to have their herringbone hardwood floors refinished and stained. In some situations our Sandless Finish Hardwood Floor Refinishing Specialists recommend sanding. This was the case for this customer since the wood floors were inadequately sanded and refinished in the past. This left scarring from sanding machines and deeply embedded damage in the hardwood floors

 
Another view of the Living Room shows scratches and discoloration throughout the wood floor.

 
This view of the entryway highlights the damage apparent on the hardwood floors. A low-grade polyurethane was used on the floor in the past which left the wood floors susceptible to damage. The polyurethane had dissolved in areas and the previous tenants had scratched the floor as well. This left areas exposed to dirt and debris which was embedded deep into the floorboards.

 
This section of the hallway's wood floor had severe discoloration due to soils embedding themselves into the floor. This should not occur on a hardwood floor that is properly refinished and maintained.
 
 
The bedroom displayed the same damage as the rest of the hardwood flooring with even more discoloration apparent throughout the room.

 
This close-up of an area in the bedroom emphasizes the severity of scratching and discoloration present throughout the apartment's hardwood flooring. In order to restore the wood floors to their original, healthy state our Sandless Finish Deep Sanding Process was required.
 
After:

Our Sandless Finish Deep Sanding Process minimizes the production of dust with the use of special machinery. The sanding is done in multiple passes of different grades of sandpaper which range from a very rough grit to an extremely smooth grit. This effectively removes all of the damaged layers of wood and provides a healthy surface to which stain can be applied.
 

 
Our Sandless Finish Color Specialists worked with the customer to create a custom stain. Once our Sandless Finish Deep Sanding Process was performed the floor was ready to be stained. The custom stain was applied by our specialists and multiple layers of a high quality, commercial grade polyurethane were applied. This last step is very important in order to ensure the highest level of protection is provided for our customers. Now the wood floors have a beautiful, warm grey color which gives the apartment a very unique and wonderful look!
 
 
As you can see, all of the damage was removed from the entryway's hardwood flooring as well. This allowed our Sandless Finish Hardwood Floor Refinishing Specialists to restore the hallway to the beautiful condition you see here!

 
Our Deep Sanding and Custom Staining processes were successful in the rest of the hallway as well!
 
 
The bedroom's hardwood floors, which had more damage than the rest of the apartment, now have a beautiful color and a consistent shine.

 
This area in the bedroom highlighted the extent of damage done to the hardwood floors. The success of our Sandless Finish Deep Sanding and Custom Staining Processes is exemplified by the wonderful color and finish seen in the photo. The customer was very excited by their newly restored hardwood floors and could not wait to move in!
 
 
For more information and examples please visit our website at: http://www.sandlessfinish.com/