Monday, March 31, 2014

Apartment - Greenwich Village, NY, NY
 
Before:
 
These customers loved the character of their old hardwood floors. However, due to an accumulation of dirt and debris over the years, the polyurethane was deteriorated in areas and the wood floor's color was beginning to fade.

 
Another view of these distressed hardwood floors shows how years of soils embedded in the wood have effected the floor. The arrows in this photo show areas on the hardwood floor where the color is faded and lifeless.

 
This close-up of the hardwood floor highlights the trouble seen throughout the rest of the apartment. Areas where the polyurethane has been completely dissolved have been highly effected by dirt and debris and lost their color.
 
After:
 
Our Sandless Finish Hardwood Floor Refinishing Process was the perfect solution to restore these hardwood floors while retaining the distressed, classic look that the customers loved so much. The results of our restoration process are seen here.

 
Our Sandless Finish Hardwood Floor Refinishing Specialists used a series of compounds and special machinery to completely remove the years of dirt and debris emedded in this wood floor. Once the hardwood floors were completely sanitized, multiple layers of a high quality, commercial grade polyurethane were applied. At Sandless Finish we use only the industry's top quality products to ensure our customers get the highest possible protection for their floors.

 
As you can see from this photo, all of the previously faded and colorless areas of the hardwood floor were fully restored. After our Sandless Finish Hardwood Floor Refinishing Process the customers now have a beautiful distressed wood floor with a rich color and vibrant shine!
 
For more information and examples please visit our website at: http://www.sandlessfinish.com/
 


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Apartment - Murray Hill, NY, NY
 
Before:
Floor Sanding,  NYC
 
These customers wanted the hardwood floors in their bedroom refinished. They were moving into a new apartment and the previous tenants had not taken proper care of the wood floors. As can be seen in the photo, the hardwood floors are dull and lifeless and there are scratches throughout the room. Sometimes our Sandless Finish Hardwood Floor Refinishing Specialists recommend sanding a wood floor. Such was the case for these customers.

Floor Sanding,  NY
 
Our Sandless Finish Deep Sanding Process restored the hardwood floors to the condition you see here. Our Specialists sanded the wood floor in multiple passes using consecutively smoother grades of sandpaper in order to ensure that all layers of damaged wood were removed. Once the hardwood floor was completely smooth, our Specialists applied a custom stain that suited the customer's taste. After multiple layers of a high quality, commercial grade polyurethane were applied these hardwood floors are beautifully restored and the customer can not wait to move in!
 
 
For more information and examples please visit our website at: http://www.sandlessfinish.com/


Monday, March 24, 2014

Apartment - Chelsea, NY, NY
 
Before:
Floor Refinishing, NYC
 
This customer was moving into a new apartment and wanted to have their hardwood floors refinished. The wood floors had scratches throughout the room as well as discoloration due to damage from previous tenants. The customer also wanted to change the color of their hardwood floors from a darker walnut color to a classic oak.

Floor Refinishing, NY
 
Using our Sandless Finish Deep Sanding Process our Specialists were able to remove all of the damaged layers of wood from the hardwood floors. Our Specialists then created a custom stain to fit our customer's taste and applied that to the wood floor. After multiple applications of a high quality, commercial grade polyurethane were applied the hardwood floors now have a beautiful color and vibrant shine. The customer was very excited about their new hardwood flooring!
 
 
 
For more information and examples please visit our website at: http://www.sandlessfinish.com/


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Apartment - Upper East Side, NY, NY
 
Before:
 
This customer wanted to have their kitchen repainted to give it a new look. Over time cracks appeared in the walls and dirt found its way onto various surfaces.

 
This photo shows another area of the kitchen with cracks in the paint.
 
 
This crack appeared all the way up the seam of this corner of the kitchen.
 
 
Another view of the kitchen.


After:
 
The customer chose a bone white tone to give the kitchen a new feel. Our Sandless Finish Specialists are highly trained painters and took all the necessary steps to ensure that the finished product was high quality and would last for many years to come.
 
 
Preparation is very important when painting. Our Specialists removed any dirt and grime from the walls to ensure a smooth surface for the new paint to adhere to. Any cracks were filled in and sanded smooth to guarantee they would not reappear after the new layer of paint.
 
 
 
This photo shows how seamlessly the cracks in the kitchen were repaired by our Specialists. Once the walls were prepared, multiple layers of a high quality paint were carefully applied by our Specialists.
 
 
Our Specialists maintained a clean work environment throughout the process to ensure that no paint got onto any of the counters or appliances. The customer now has a kitchen with a new look that she is very excited about!
 
 
 
For more information and examples please visit our website at: http://www.sandlessfinish.com/



Monday, March 17, 2014

Apartment - Midtown West, NY, NY
 
Before:
Hardwood floor refinishing, NYC
 
This customer was having their apartment renovated. In order for the apartment to be complete the parquet floors needed to be restored as well.
 
Hardwood floor refinishing, NYC
 
Over time soils became trapped in these hardwood floors. This debris deteriorated the polyurethane and dulled the finish and color of the wood floors.
 
Wood floor refinishing, NYC
 
Another problem these hardwood floors displayed was heavy damage in areas where tape was placed on the wood. If possible, one should always avoid putting tape onto ANY hardwood flooring. The glue of the tape is toxic to the floors and deteriorates the polyurethane. This leaves the hardwood floors unprotected and causes damage and discoloration as seen in the photo.

Wood floor refinishing, NYC
 
This photo shows another area where tape was left on the hardwood floors. In order to restore these wood floors to their original condition, the tape had to be removed and the damage repaired by our Specialists.
 
 
After:
Floor refinishing, NYC
 
With the use of our specialized floor machines and strong reacting solutions, our Sandless Finish Hardwood Floor Refinishing Process was able to remove all the grime, grit, and soils embedded in the hardwood floors. After multiple layers of a high quality, commercial grade polyurethane the floors have regained their original color and shine!

Floor refinishing, NYC
 
Our Sandless Finish Hardwood Floor Refinishing Specialists paid special attention to the areas where tape was left to sit on the wood floors. Any residue from the tape was carefully removed and the areas were sanitized to restore the wood floor beneath. After our Sandless Finish Hardwood Floor Refinishing Process the previously damaged areas blend seamlessly in with the rest of the parquet floors!
 
Floor refinishing, NY
 
This area that previously had tape damage was also repaired by our specialists. The final results of our Sandless Finish Hardwood Floor Refinishing Process is a restored wood floor with brilliant color and shine!
 
 
For more information and examples please visit our website at: http://www.sandlessfinish.com/


Friday, March 14, 2014

Apartment - Chelsea, NYC, NY
 
Before:
Hardwood Floor Refinishing NYC

This customer was moving into a new apartment and wanted the parquet floors refinished. The discoloration and fading seen in the photo are the results of dirt and grime embedded in the hardwood floors.
 
Hardwood Floor Refinishing NYC
 
Our Sandless Finish Hardwood Floor Refinishing Process restored these wood floors to their former beauty! The hardwood floors now have a rich, lively color and beautiful shine that will last for many years to come! The customer was very pleased with the work of our Sandless Finish Hardwood Floor Refinishing Specialists!
 
 
 
For more information and examples please visit our website at: http://www.sandlessfinish.com/


Monday, March 10, 2014

Apartment - Upper East Side, NYC, NY
 
Before:
Floor installation, NYC
 
This customer had their hardwood floor installed by a previous contractor. When installing hardwood flooring it is vital to follow the proper procedures. If any shortcuts are taken it will soon be obvious. This was the case with the wood floor in the photo. During installation not enough glue was used to adhere the boards to the sub-floor. Also, the quality of the glue was poor. The results of the mishandled installation are apparent in the photo. In a short period of time the floorboards began to detach themselves from the subfloor throughout the apartment.

Floor installation, NYC
 
Installation is an intricate process and should only be handled by professionals trained in the proper techniques. If the hardwood floor is installed incorrectly, a situation like the one in this photo is inevitable.

Floor installation, NY
 
The customer was very upset with what was happening to their wood flooring. Luckily, at Sandless Finish our Specialists are highly trained in the proper installation of hardwood floors!
 
After:
Floor installation, NY
 
In order to restore this hardwood floor our Sandless Finish Specialists had to remove the entire section of improperly installed hardwood flooring. Our Specialists vast knowledge of hardwoods allowed them to identify the exact species of wood in this apartment. Once the floorboards were allowed to sit in the apartment for a period of time to acclimate to the environment our Specialists were ready to start the installation process!

Hardwood Floor Installation, NYC
 
Our Sandless Finish Specialists used a commercial grade glue to adhere the hardwood flooring to the sub-floor. During installation it is of the utmost importance to maintain a clean environment and to insure that the boards are aligned properly.
 
 
Hardwood Floor Installation, NYC
 
The results of our Sandless Finish Specialist's calculated work can be seen in the photo. The hardwood floor is now properly installed with the correct adhesive. Proper alignment was maintained throughout the process in order to keep the floor straight throughout the room and eliminate any gaps.

Hardwood Floor Installation, NY
 
The results of our Sandless Finish Specialist's work is a beautiful hardwood floor that is firmly attached to the sub-floor. Our customer was very excited about their new hardwood floors and was very thankful to our Specialists for fixing their problem. With the proper maintenance these floors will retain their beauty for many years to come!
 
 
For more information and examples please visit our website at: http://www.sandlessfinish.com/


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Apartment - Midtown West, NYC, NY
 
Before:
Painting, NYC
 
This customer was moving into a new apartment and wanted to have it painted. The apartment was a beautiful space but the walls were lackluster to say the least. It had not been painted in years - the walls were dirty and cracks were visible throughout the space. At Sandless Finish our Specialists are experts at the painting process.

Painting, NYC
 
Preparation before painting is of the utmost importance. Firstly, any greases or soils must be removed from the wall to create a sanitized surface. Cracks can not just be painted over or filled in with paint as a shortcut or they will reappear over time. Any imperfections in the surface must be filled with spackle and sanded smoothly in order to create a seamless, smooth surface for the paint to adhere to. Also, proper coverage of the floor and any other surfaces where paint is not desired is crucial.

Painting, NYC
 
This photo gives a detailed example of the less-than-ideal condition of these walls. Oils and dirt that had built up over the years is apparent and there is a prominent crack running down the length of the wall.
 
After:
Painting, NY
 
Our Sandless Finish Specialists completely sanitized this customer's walls. After all of the cracks were filled in and sanded to create a smooth, consistent surface, multiple layers of a high quality paint were applied.

Painting, NY
 
The results of a freshly painted apartment can be seen in this photo. The apartment now has a bright, clean look that really opens up the space. The customer can now make the apartment their own with beautifully smooth walls as a starting point!

Painting, NY
 
This photo shows the great care that our Sandless Finish Specialists took when painting the apartment. The cracks and soils that were on this wall were eliminated using the proper techniques. The wall now has a consistently smooth surface and vibrant color that really enhances the look and feel of the apartment. The customer was very excited about their newly repainted apartment and could not wait to move in!
 
 
For more information and examples please visit our website at: http://www.sandlessfinish.com/


Monday, March 3, 2014

Apartment - Upper East Side, NYC, NY
 
Before:
Sandless Floor Refinishing, NY
 
Over time, the polyurethane on this kitchen’s hardwood floor was broken down due to embedded soils. This was the cause of the lackluster color and uneven shine throughout the room that is evident in the photo. The customer came to Sandless Finish to bring back the vitality of these faded wood floors!
After:
Sandless Floor Refinishing, NY
 
Our Sandless Finish Hardwood Floor Refinishing Process completely removed all of the dirt from the floor. With multiple applications of a high quality, commercial grade polyurethane the hardwood floor’s color has returned and the shine is beautiful and consistent. The customer was very happy with their newly restored hardwood floors and all of this was completed in one day’s time!
 
 
For more information and examples please visit our website at: http://www.sandlessfinish.com/