A total hardwood floor care system for your hardwood floors in calgary cochrane using Urban Tree Flooring, serving SW Calgary, Cochrane, Bearspaw and Springbank.

Which Hardwood Flooring Care System is Right for You?

Urban Tree Flooring now offers a new complete hardwood flooring care system to Calgary, Cochrane, Bearspaw and Springbank.

Whether you have installed a new hardwood floor in the last few years, or if your floor is decades old, we have a floor care solution that’s right for you!

We help bring your existing floor back to its original state, removing deep scratches and scuffs that detract from the floor’s natural beauty and shine.

Our deep cleaning solution is tailored for hardwood floors. It includes deep cleaning and polish, certified buff and re-coat, and dust-free sanding and refinishing.

While they are extremely durable, all hardwood floors require ongoing maintenance. From regular cleaning of existing hardwood, to a full sanding and refinishing, it’s best to leave the more difficult tasks like deep cleaning, buffing and refinishing to a dedicated team of hardwood flooring experts like Urban Tree.

We’ve served Calgary and Cochrane since 2003 and take pride in every flooring project. We consider hardwood floor restoration an art that requires attention to detail, quality products and genuine respect for your home and quality of life.

Introducing the Hardwood Flooring Solution for Your Calgary & Cochrane Home!

When it comes to floor refinishing and restoration, we must first assess the age and condition of your floor. Cleaning wood floors is one thing, but restoring them to their original glory requires proper assessment of what will work best for your unique situation.

Knowing the square foot area, type of wood, when the floor was installed, the plank width, any current warping and type of finish can help determine the best course of action. It is also important to determine if any floor additions, repairs or replacement is needed to the existing hardwood floor.

Refinishing hardwood floors does not have to be an overwhelming or daunting task! Knowing where to start can make for an easy and efficient process with the best results. We can assess all of these details for you.

Deep Cleaning Hardwood Floors:

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If your hardwood floor is 1-3 years old
The deep cleaning process is something that can happen as often as necessary for our customers depending on how dirty your floors get. Typically, you would look at doing a deep cleaning around the 1-3 years after installing your new hardwood or tile floor.

This process is would be completed in one day. You will be able to be on the areas immediately after completion. The floor would be power scrubbed with a deep cleaning solution until clean, then power scrubbed with a deep cleaning rinse.

This process removes dirt and grime built up over time from everyday use. It will restore your floor to the original look and shine.

Note: This process will not remove dents, scuffs and scratches.


Certified Buff and Re-coat Flooring System:

A total floor care system for your hardwood flooring calgary cochrane using Urban Tree Flooring, serving SW Calgary, Cochrane, Bearspaw and Springbank.

If your hardwood floor is 5-8 years old
The buff and re-coat system is now offered as a certified system. This means when done properly it guarantees that the floor finish will adhere to the surface. This process is typically done around the 5-8 year range.

The process begins with a remover applied to the floor. This softens residue and old finish. We buff the hardwood floors with commercial grade buffing machine that uses an abrasive buffing pad to loosen any foreign debris and contaminants from the wood grain. The floor is then power scrubbed with deep clean rinse.

This process is repeated once more, and then tack cleaned. We can re-coat hardwood flooring at this point. This includes the application of one coat of commercial finish. This is a one-day process with light foot traffic in 3-4 hrs and 24 hours 90% cured.


Sand and Refinish System:

A total hardwood floor care system for your hardwood floors in calgary cochrane using Urban Tree Flooring, serving SW Calgary, Cochrane, Bearspaw and Springbank.

If your hardwood floor is 8-15 years old
If you have an older floor, it may be time to completely sand your floor and refinish it. This is the deepest solution we offer and requires the most time and resources to complete.

It’s worth it though! Our process of dust free sanding and refinishing will bring the floor back to new again. Typically, this would happen around the 8-15 year range depending on traffic and wear.

If you have a high traffic floor, it may require refinishing sooner. If you’re not sure if this service is needed for your floor, give us a call, we can help you determine the best approach for your needs, not only for the current floor, but how you can best maintain it in the future.

The refinishing process would be to sand the wood dust free removing all imperfections. There’s no need for a dust mask with our environmentally-friendly vacuum truck, that eliminates dust from the sanding process.

Next, we use a full trowel filling the floor with a wood filler. Then we finish the floor with a sealer or change the colour with a stain. The floor would then be protected with two coats of a commercial hardwood floor finish, such as a water based polyurethane finish from Bona, which ensures the highest quality results.

This would typically be a three to five-day process depending on size and lay out. Dry times are the same as above.

Restoring Hardwood Flooring Calgary, Cochrane & Area

The important thing to remember when it comes to hardwood floor care is that it is an ongoing process. While these types of floors are generally durable and long-lasting, they also require attention, from cleaning and polishing to buffing and refinishing.

Hardwood floors enrich a home’s decor and add value to your home, not only in your day to day life, but when it comes to reselling your home in the future. So, they are worth the attention and investment to get the most out of them.

As each tree is unique, so is every hardwood floor. Each floor requires a unique assessment and strategy for short and long-term maintenance. If your current Cochrane or Calgary flooring company has not followed through with this type of plan, it’s time. Learn how to clean and maintain your floors directly from the experts.

We’d love to help you get the best out of your floors! Send us a flooring project request or call us to discuss your needs today.

And, just so you have peace of mind, all Urban tree work is performed by trained professionals and comes with a lifetime guarantee on workmanship. We take pride in our service and are committed to customer satisfaction.

The True Cost of Hardwood Floor Refinishing

Hardwood floors are a beautiful and valuable feature in your home or business. Solid wood floors, in particular, offer a naturally warm and rich look and feel. There are many options for the wood species, type of plank and how the wood is coloured and finished.

When it comes to hardwood floor refinishing in Calgary, many people are unsure how a refinished floor will turn out. They are even uncertain if the floor they have can be sanded. Most hardwood floors can be refinished. And in most cases the end result turns out better than the original.

In fact, there are so many options that it can feel overwhelming to the home or business owner. It is difficult to know where to start when it is time to refinish.

Solid hardwood floors offer a durable flooring solution for any Calgary home. They can literally last decades, with some hardwood floors lasting for well over 100 years.

When you break down the cost over the life of the floor it literally becomes one of the best investments you could ever make in your home.

Restoring the floor to its original glory is where you get the return on your investment.

Hardwood Floor Refinishing Calgary & Area

Your wood floor needs to be refinished over time because the floors become worn and scuffed. They get major or minor scratches, dents and blemishes that you’d prefer not to have.

Thankfully, solid hardwood floors can be restored to their original beauty by refinishing them. For best results, Calgary flooring contractors, like Urban Tree Flooring, can ensure that your floor is refinished properly.

Beyond taking a floor back to its original condition, we can help you redefine the look and finish of your floor. Revealing the unfinished wood can spark some fresh ideas for stains and finishes, depending on what type of wood is used.

You may have painted hardwood floors, which can be taken back to their unfinished state, ready to be redefined.

The true hardwood flooring cost is not only determined by dollars spent. The quality of the products and workmanship of the refinishing job are also key.

The cost to refinish hardwood floors is determined by the expertise and care placed into them once they have been installed. The price of hardwood flooring has many factors.

The value of the finished job will weigh heavily on the experience, skills and products used by your hardwood refinishing company.

Hire a professional floor refinishing company that focuses on quality of service and products. Your floor will look its best, for the longest time.

It is best to view your refinishing project as an investment in your home’s value. It is a reflection of your quality of life. The dollars spent will provide a return in investment for years to come.

To refinish flooring, you need to consider a number of steps:

1. Proper Assessment of Your Hardwood Floors

It is essential that you consider flooring options when it is time to refinish your hardwood floors. Perhaps you are installing hardwood floors to achieve a new look or have painted wood floors or require hardwood floor repair.

It is best to approach the restoration process with an understanding of your current floors and what you ideally want.

Assessing your needs and wants before you start will avoid costly mistakes. For example, you may find that you would prefer to start fresh with a new style of floor board entirely. For example, you may wish to switch to the popular wide plank hardwood flooring. There are many types of hardwood floors to choose from.

Assessing your project properly also includes determining project size and scope, labor costs and sanding equipment needed. These factors are of course best determined by a refinishing expert who has experience is this area.

2. Product Selection

Choosing the right products for the job is also a critical step. You will need to consider the type of flooring material needed, including colours, stains and finishes for your refinished floor. In some cases, products, such as wood filler, may be required for wood repair and replacement.

At Urban Tree Flooring, we use only the best for all of our projects. From carefully sourced wood species and plank styles, to Bona products, we’ve got you covered.

3. Sanding Hardwood Floors

Wood floor restoration requires taking the existing floor back to being unfinished hardwood flooring. This requires the right sanding equipment, such as drum sanders and a powerful dust-free sanding truck.

Our Urban Tree team uses a 1200 CFM vacuum trailer, which filters the dust outside of your home. It is a superior solution to other “dustless” sanding solutions. This approach ensures a healthy, clean, efficient alternative for home owners.

4. Stain and Finish the Floor

Urban Tree Flooring can help you choose the best hardwood floor finishes. We use Bona products and are Bona Certified Craftsmen®.

The floor has been sanded first to reveal the unfinished hardwood. This step flattens and removes any previous imperfections, old stains, scuffs and scratches. A wood filler is then applied to fill any voids.

The floor is then fine sanded and water popped to condition the wood for the staining colour process. The finishing coats are then applied with a water-borne polyurethane as a protective layer.

There are many hardwood floor stains and finishes from which to choose. We can help you test and choose the best solution for your home and lifestyle.

5. Understanding Floor Maintenance Needs

All types of flooring require some level of maintenance and cleaning. Hardwood floors are relatively easy to maintain.

We can help you choose the right hardwood floor cleaning products. This approach keeps your floors in their best condition, for the longest time.

Apart from cleaning the floors, you will also need to consider how to fix scratches on hardwood floors. It is possible to buff the scratch out yourself. However, you can always reach out to your contractor for help with hardwood floor scratch repair if needed.

6. Humidifier Concerns

A building’s owner should also be aware of the benefits of proper humidity levels for hardwood floors. Cracks and gaps naturally appear in wood floors over time. This is especially true in Calgary’s extremely dry climate and significant temperature shifts throughout the year.

Calgary hardwood floor refinishing cost ultimately is based on the quality of the products and workmanship of the job. Each project is unique.

We recommend reaching out to a flooring company that has the proper training, choice of quality products and experience. This way you can get the best results that will last for years and years.

You can expect to pay thousands of dollars for a quality floor restoration. In the long run, it is a worthwhile investment to your home’s overall value and your quality of living. It is still more cost-effective and efficient than replacing the floor entirely.

For a free consultation for your hardwood refinishing project, contact Urban Tree Flooring today!

We proudly serve Calgary, Cochrane, Canmore, Banff, Bearspaw and Springbank and surrounding areas in Southern Alberta.


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