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Hardwood flooring information


If you are wanting to have or install a hardwood floor the right way, look at this website they are the ones who set the standards for install sanding and finishing.  you can always ask me as well if you have any questions I have done this for 8 years now with my brother who has been doing it since high school (over 20 years) We have been recognized by NWFA and Bona Kemi with a shot of one of our floors used in their brosures and you can see it on the Bona kemi website here are the links

http://www.woodfloors.org/consumer/   < NWFA

http://www.bona.com/global/?sr=us   < look for our floor in the photos section under moodys in Castle pines colorado

Floor Styles Home Page this is a good place to buy materials for sanding and finishing

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Refinnishing hardwood floors is not fun...I just redid my entire main floor.

Not something I'd want to do for a living, but it sure looks nice when its done.

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hey shawn,if you refinish wood floors.you earn your $$.i did a big day care center in boulder co.it looked good.i had to rent all the equipment.didnt make any money.but i did learn something.id rather install a new floor than refinish one.it was labor intence.geezer69

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geezer69 wrote:

hey shawn,if you refinish wood floors.you earn your $$.i did a big day care center in boulder co.it looked good.i had to rent all the equipment.didnt make any money.but i did learn something.id rather install a new floor than refinish one.it was labor intence.geezer69



I almost forgot I made this thread, lol

Yes it is very tough and physical. I stay in pretty decent shape from this work, but it is very tiring. Comparing this to being a dealership tech. I would be over 40 % body fat if I did not go to the gym regulary back then ROFL. I feel like I am in the Gym daily for an average of 6-8 hours. We do take breaks but want to get finished so we can go home. the equipment is very expensive and I do not have my own sanding finishing machines yet. we are working out of one trailor until the second trailor is bought. Sanding old wood is bad if the floor was waxed repeatedly many times over. or sometimes a homeowner will put some kind of rejuvenate product on it to make it look new. With todays technology none of this is neccesary (forgot how to spell) anymore. maintenance is simple and upkeep is even easier.

I wonder what day care center in boulder you finished. I grew up not to ofar from there ( Arvada )

Sanding new floors can be tougher than old also because nothing is leveled out yet. hickory is one of my favorite species yet it is the toughest new floor to sand. the only part of refinishig an old floor is when it is severely water damaged and you have to sand the **** out of the wood to get it level
Anyway, if anyone needs any information on this subject, dont hesitate to ask me
Shawn



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I have a little update.

WE are using another company for supplies, going through our same distributor, but the products are top notch!!!

some of you will notice glue products with Nano technology. This is a new safe product that is in our surface coatings in a 1 component mixture which is as durable as the 2 components ( the type you have to mix a catalyst hardener into) which makes it nice for the person doing the work, as well it does not have **** that effects the nervous system like the catalyst hardener lol

   Also I am starting a staircase project the second week of December with a glue made by a German company UZIN, they make glues for hospitals ( medical gade) which prevents bacteria coming in from underneath the floor covering. The destructions ( instructions for the serious folks biggrin) say " no nailing" so I can glue down without nailing he treads /risers!!!  we already used it on radiant heated floors this week with hickory ( hardest to install, and sand) and it sucked them boards down nice and tight.
sorry for the long reply. I am sort of excited to get to work with this!!!

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