Providing residential hardwood floor refinishing throughout the Kansas City area.
RippnFinish specifically specializes in hardwood floor refinishing. Therefore, we use top shelf products, have highly experienced refinishers, and strive for outstanding customer service! Our workers are friendly and keep a clean and organized work environment throughout the duration of the project.
Communication is also a daily focus while on a project. Communicating with all interested parties during the job helps keep everyone on the same page. We also provide each customer with a hardwood floor care package. This includes a cleaning kit, felt pads, and instructions about maintaining their new hardwood floors, which will help, keep those floors looking like new.
- Single-family Homes
- Multi-family Homes
Our Hardwood Floor Refinishing Process:
If instructed, our team will move any furniture and appliances off hardwood flooring. We hang plastic to block off non-service area.
First cut of sanding (24 or 36 grit sandpaper) using our dust-free equipment for minimal debris.
If spaces between boards are smaller than the width of a quarter (coin), then a coat of filler will be trowel filled into the cracks/nail holes/gaps in existing hardwood. If larger than the width of a quarter (coin), our recommendation is to either leave it or strip filling the area by cutting actual pieces of flooring and filling in the gaps manually. A consultation will determine which method would work best for the circumstance.
Final cut of sanding (50 & 80 grit sandpaper)/buffing (120 grit sandpaper) using our dust-free equipment for minimal debris.
Stain floors with agreed upon stain color, seal over the stain to protect the color.
Finally, apply 2 coats of agreed upon finish to complete the process.
Using professional moving straps, move furniture and appliances back onto hardwood floor making sure no scratches or dents will mess up your brand new floor!
About the finish we use
RippnFinish only uses the best finish on the market, which in our experience is Bona. For residential jobs that have no pets or children, we use Bona Standard Professional Hardwood Floor Finish. For homes that do have pets and children, we recommend selecting the Bona Industrial Professional Hardwood Floor Finish, which will keep floors looking great even with daily wear and tear.
With the Bona finish, it generally takes about 3 hours, after each coat, before floors can have any kind of foot traffic. It takes about 48 hours of dry time before furniture can return to the floors after the final coat. For rugs, we recommend waiting about 7 days for the finish to fully cure/blend.
We Do Not Refinish: Even though our company does an outstanding job refinishing hardwood floors, we do not refinish cabinets, doors, window/door frames, crown molding, tables, or chairs.