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Welcome to Aladdin Flooring, a hardwood floor installation and wood floor refinishing company based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Whether you are looking to have a new floor installed in Tulsa, or an older floor refinished in Tulsa, we specialize in first quality craftsmanship. Aladdin Flooring is a fully insured company, and a member of the Norheastern Oklahoma Better Business Bureau. We hope that you enjoy our website, especially our focus on the floor refinishing process.
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The refinishing of your home or business' hardwood flooring is a large undertaking. Aladdin Flooring has provided the information below to help you understand the refinishing process just a little better.
Preparation: This is a very important stage, because the sanding process creates a significant amount of dust. We make sure that your furniture is properly covered and that all adjoining doorways are sealed with plastic sheeting.
Sanding: It is important to sand the floor several times with different grades of sanding paper. The first sanding is with a rough grade of paper according to the condition of your floor. This will remove the existing finish and penetrated deeply to remove most deep gouging(from furniture being moved over the years), along with dirt and wear from the prior floor sealer being worn-out. The next sanding stages are important in order to achieve smoothness and create a level surface for the application of the finish. The edges must be sanded with a special machine. Areas that are hard to reach will be hand scraped.
Buffing: After the sanding, and before the first sealer-coat(normally a wood-stain) is applied, the floor must be buffed with a buffing machine in order to prepare the floor and remove any unseen scratches. It is impossible to see all the scratches when the finish is removed, and when the new finish is applied the scratches will be highlighted. Buffing is also essential before the final coat of finishing sealer(in most cases polyurethane) in order to maximize the floor's final smoothness.
Polyuerthane: This is the professional name for the finish coat. There are two main types of polyurethane. The more traditional is the oil base, and the other is water based. Today, most of the finish applications are water based. Some buildings do not permit the use of oil base. The advantages of a water base finish are: It dries fast and enables the refinishing process to be completed faster by applying several coats per day. It is environmentally friendly(Green) and there are no toxic fumes (This is especially important if you have children or pets). The finish is clear, so most people prefer it rather than the yellowish orange(or amber) tone of oil based polyurethane.in many cases polyurethane(oil based) is considered more durable, but it is possible to apply several coats of water-based polyurethane in order to make it more durable. There are some very durable water finishes available. The only reason to use oil based polyurethane is if you prefer the darker tone (sometimes preferred in traditional or country style designs). You should also select how shiny you would like your floor. The options are high gloss, gloss, semi-gloss, and satin.
Staining: This is a great possibility if you would like to add some color to your wood floor. It is recommended to use an oil based stain, although there are water stains available. The stain must be evenly applied and than removed in order to penetrate the wood. While our premiere line of wood floor stains is the "time tested" Dura Seal line(mfd. by Minwax), we also offer stains of the regular Minwax line at no difference in price. Staining requires more preperation work, and will account for an increase in the total time from start to finish in your job. Because of the extra time necessary to prepare your floor for a wood stain, we unfortunately have to increase our per square foor price to you.
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