When it comes to sanding and staining your hardwood floors and stairs, the process usually involves an initial consultation on site. Typically a client will choose 3 or 4 colors on a swatch, or they provide me with a sample of something they like for a custom color match. When the job begins, I will bring you a variety of samples and test them out on your actual floor. You’ll see what the floors will look like, and you get to make the final decision at that point. No surprises.
A hardwood floor will typically be rough sanded to remove the existing finish, followed by finer passes. The floor is then stained and finished. A single room can sometimes be done in just two days, and a whole house can take one or two weeks.
The major concerns with floor sanding are logistics, and dust containment. A room must be cleared out and cannot be used as I will seal off adjacent rooms if possible. Clients normally make arrangements to vacate while the work is completed. Depending on the work to be done, you may be able to stay in the house.
Every floor and stair project is unique and different. Delivery, installation methods and materials used are all something that can be discussed during an initial consultation. Feel free to call us to discuss what it is you would like for floors and stairs, and we can find the right solution for you.
Hardwood floors come prefinished or can be finished on site. Prefinished hardwood floors are milled, stained and finished in a factory setting. Site finished floors are installed, sanded and hand finished on site. This is our preferred method of installation. You have the option of combining any size, species, colour and finish. The result is your own unique, custom tailored hardwood floor. We can blend stains to suit your design needs.
We also offer stair capping services, which includes the installation of solid hardwood treads, railing parts, newel posts, wrought iron, steel and wood spindles and balusters. Staircases can be refaced with hardwood veneers, to be stained and finished to look exactly like your hardwood floors.
Common species include oak, maple, fir, pine, birch and jatoba.
I always enjoy finishing a project with nice, matching mouldings. This typically includes baseboards, door and window casings, and crown mouldings. It’s the small details that really tie everything together. Once the walls and floors are finished, trim is usually one of the last things to be installed in a space.
Although wood floors, stairs and trim are a large part of the business, I also love taking on special projects. If you have ideas for feature walls, live edge slab tables, barn boards, custom fireplace mantles, feel free to call me to discuss and consult.