Val Hardwood Ltd. - Hardwood installation, sanding, refinishing
Calgary Val's Hardwood floors Ltd. specialize in sanding, refinishing, installation unfinished and pre-finished  hardwood flooring.Installation stairs and repairing .
Dust control is standard procedure on all of installs and sanding.
Our goal is to save your time and money while keeping disruptions to a minimum.
Area of service:Calgary Area,Red Deer, Lethbridge, Canmore, Banff,Medicine Hat, Brooks, Sparwood, Fernie(B.C), Invermere(B.C),Okanagan Valley.
Sanding and refinishing hardwood flooring is a very economical way to transform the look of your home and enhance its value.
Covering  by plasticBefore sanding, the floor should be swept and inspected carefully. Remove furniture, base shoe, quarter round or baseboards as needed.While dust cannot be completely eliminated from sanding process, even though we use    DCS( Dust Containment System),  the flooring professional should take steps to minimize dust. It is especially important in remodelling work. Seal with plastic or appropriate dust blocker. Cover doorways, heat registers, appliances, cabinets, fireplaces and windows in work area.
Sander machine Load professional sanding machine and edger with the proper sequence of sandpaper.
The first cut with the big machine should be at a 7-15 degree angle to the length of the boards.EdgerAfter the first cut with the big machine (36,40 or 50 grit belt paper), use an edger to sand edges and other places inaccessible to the sanding machine(36,40, or 60 grit sand paper).The second cut with the big machine should be parallel to the grain ( 60,80 grit belt paper). Use the edger (60 or 80 grit sand paper).
Fill the floor before the final straight cut. The final cut should be parallel to the grain (100 or 120 grit belt paper).Edger ( 100 or 120 grit sand paper).
Palm SanderHand scrape corners, around door jambs and other areas where the edger cannot be used.Use the palm sander (with 80 grit sand paper) to remove edger’s marks (stain floor).
BufferTo prevent dishing out the grain from excessive screening, use a buffer over the entire floor to remove sanding imperfections.
Staining & Bleaching.
Before staining the floor should be water popped. This is a process used to open the grain of wood flooring so it will accept stain readily and evenly. The effect of water popping will vary, depending on the amount of water used, the length of time it’s allowed to dry, the species of wood, and type of color of stain to be applied. After that stain the floor.
Bleaching wood flooring retains the general tone and reduce variations in color without obscuring the grain pattern.
When stain is dried( 3-5 hours) apply 3 coats finish.
Usually we use waterborne finish (Bona or Arboritec).
Always follow the manufacturers’ recommendations regarding how whether to acclimate wood flooring.
Upon delivery, check wood flooring moisture content  with a moisture meter to establish a baseline for required acclimation.
Wood subfloor must be flat,clean,dry,free of squeaks and free of protruding fasteners.
Unfinished and factory-finished solid strip plank flooring should be installed perpendicular to the joist or on diagonal for any single layer subfloor. If the flooring should be installed parallel with the floor joists add a layer of minimum ½”.