We get a lot of phone calls from customers looking to get their floor cleaned. To that, we say there are a
few different types of “cleanings” you can get, depending on what you are looking for.
1. An Actual Cleaning
Sometimes, when someone says they want their hardwood floors cleaned, that’s really all they want.
During a professional cleaning, your hardwood floors will be steam-cleaned using the latest technology
that will lift dirt and grime from your floors. This might be a good choice for someone who recently had
their hardwood floors redone, and are looking to keep them maintained.
2. Buff and Coat
This abrasive cleaning is the second type of cleaning you can offer your floors. The process for this is a
simple, worry-free one! Your flooring experts will start by using a machine to buffer the top coat of
polyurethane on your hardwood floors. After, a new coat of polyurethane will be applied, restoring the
luster and shine to your hardwood floors. This is also a great way to get out any minor imperfections and
scratches that may be on your floors!
3. Sand and Finish
A sand and finish is your third option, and the most popular. It is a great option if you are wanting to
change the color of your existing floors. Your flooring expert will begin by sanding your hardwood or
engineered floors down to the layer of wood, buffing away the polyurethane and existing stain. After, a
few stain samples will be laid down for you to choose from, and your choice will be applied to the entire
Next, two to three coats of polyurethane will be applied over a course of one to three days. The dry time
for each coat will depend on if you choose an oil or water-based polyurethane. Finally, a coat of sealer
will be laid down, restoring your hardwood floors!
If you are unsure as to what kind of cleaning your floors need, contact your local flooring expert at Mr.
Hardwood for your free in-home consultation!