Revive Your Hardwood Floors with our Buff & Coat Service

Is your hardwood flooring looking a little worse for wear? Don't worry, our buff and coat service may be just what your wood floors need to bring back their natural shine and beauty.

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What Is Buff & Coat?

It's a hardwood floor refinishing option that works wonders for floors in need of a refresh without the full sanding treatment. This service is perfect for those hardwood floors that have lost their shine and are showing signs of wear and tear.

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The Benefits of Buff & Coat

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Buffing and coating is a budget-friendly option that delivers excellent results without the hefty price tag of a full refinish.

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Quick Turnaround

This process is swift and minimally disruptive to your daily routine. Your floors can typically be back in action within a day or two.

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No Sanding

Unlike a full refinish, a buff and coat doesn't involve sanding your entire floor. Instead, it gently smooths out surface imperfections and adds a fresh finish.

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Renewed Brilliance!

Buff & coat renews the brilliance of your floors, bringing back their vibrant, youthful glow.

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Buff & Coat Vs. Full Refinish

When it comes to reviving your hardwood floors, you've got options: Buff & Coat and Full Refinish. Let's quickly size up these contenders so you can decide which one suits your needs and budget.

Buff & Coat

A cost-effective and quicker option that restores your floor's shine by smoothing out minor imperfections and applying a fresh finish. Ideal for floors with minor scratches and general wear but in overall good condition.

Full Refinish

A comprehensive restoration solution for heavily damaged floors, offering customization options for color and finish and extending your floor's life. Best suited for floors with deep gouges, extensive wear, or a desire to change the floor's appearance.

Reviving Minneapolis Hardwood Floors since 2010

Meet Justin, the driving force and craftsman at New Glow Flooring. When it comes to your hardwood floors, Justin is your trusted advisor. He'll expertly guide you through the decision-making process, helping you determine if a buff and coat is the right choice for your floors. His mission? To provide the care your hardwood floors deserve, ensuring their longevity so you can relish their beauty for years to come. Justin is not just an expert; he's a passionate advocate for the timeless allure of hardwood floors!

Justin the owner of New Glow Flooring

Frequestly Asked Questions

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What is a buff and coat?

Buff and coat, also known as screen and recoat, is a hardwood floor maintenance service. It involves lightly sanding the existing finish to remove scratches and imperfections, followed by the application of a new coat of finish.

Why should I choose buff and coat instead of refinishing my hardwood floors?

Buff and coat is a less intrusive and budget-friendly alternative compared to refinishing. It works well for floors with minor scratches and wear, giving a renewed look without the need to entirely strip off the existing finish.

During the in-home estimate can guide you in determining the optimal solution for your floor.

How do I know if my hardwood floors need buff and coat?

If your hardwood floors have light scratches, dull spots, or minor wear, they are good candidates for buff and coat. This service is not suitable for floors with deep scratches, gouges, or extensive damage

How long does the buff and coat process take?

The duration depends on the size of the area being treated. Typically, a buff and coat service for an average-sized room can be completed in a day. However, drying time may extend the overall process.

Will buff and coat eliminate all scratches on my hardwood floors?

Buff and coat is designed to address light to moderate scratches. While it can significantly improve the appearance of your floors, it may not completely eliminate deep scratches or gouges.

Can I choose a different finish for my hardwood floors during the buff and coat process?

Certainly, you have the option to select a different finish for your hardwood floors as part of the buff and coat process. This enables you to refresh the appearance without undergoing the time-consuming refinishing process. It's important to note, however, that you cannot choose a different stain or color for your floors during this process.

How often should I consider buff and coat for my hardwood floors?

The frequency of refinishing depends on factors like foot traffic and wear. As a general guideline, hardwood floors should be refinished every 5-10 years to maintain their appearance and durability.

Is there any special care required after a buff and coat service?

While the new finish is drying, it's essential to avoid heavy furniture and foot traffic. Once the finish is fully cured, regular maintenance such as routine cleaning and using furniture pads will help preserve the newly refreshed look.

Can buff and coat be done on engineered hardwood floors?

Yes, buff and coat can be performed on engineered hardwood floors. However, it's crucial to check the thickness of the wear layer, as excessive sanding may compromise the integrity of the flooring. We can check this during an in-home estimate.

How much does buff and coat hardwood flooring service cost?

The cost varies based on factors such as the size of the area, the condition of the floors, and the type of finish chosen. To provide you with an accurate estimate tailored to your specific needs, we recommend getting a quick quote . We usually respond within 24 hours.