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Refinishing is Our Speciality

Hardwood floor refinishing is completed for a variety of reasons. With time, the surface of the floor may start to simply wear down, water damage, new color to match updates, repair minor problems that may have developed over the years. Regardless of why you are refinishing the floors, Lakeview Flooring is a leading expert to making your old floors look new again.


What is refinishing?

Hardwood floor refinishing is offered to those who currently have an installed wood floor and have the option to make it look like new again.

Refinishing is the process of removing the faded finish and worn surface layers of the wood before applying a new layer of stain and finish. This process is less expensive than a full installation or replacement as well as prolongs the life of the current flooring already in place. When damage or wear is not significant, refinishing is a great way to make old floors look new again.  The best option is a free estimate and walk through before deciding to replace your floors.  You may be surprised.

The Process of Making Old Floors Look New Again


Step 1- Free Estimate/ Inspection

The refinishing process begins with a thorough inspection.   It’s important for Lakeview Flooring to check the floors and ensure it is a good candidate for refinishing before starting the project.   During this inspection, you will receive a full estimate so we can fully discuss all services and products as well as collectively establish all goals of the project.

Step 2- Sanding- Making the old floors look new again!

Each project is different and could vary on timing, however the process is similar.  We begin the process with a thorough sanding down to the bare hardwood. Sanding removes the old finish, smoothing over years of wear, the minor dents and scratches while removing the coating off of any areas that had been poorly finished.

Step 3- Sealing and Refinishing

Once we are down to the bare hardwood and all is smooth, we will use a combination of our commercial-grade, Bona Traffic products to seal and finish the floor.   All stains/color will be available for your inspection before staining the entire floor.

Dry time may vary depending on weather and the amount of finish the wood soaks up.


Learn more about THE PROCESS here.


Bona Traffic- Water Based Poly

Lakeview Flooring uses the industry's premium waterbased poly called Bona Traffic.  After sanding and refinishing floors for 20 years, Lakeview Flooring has not found a product with the same finish, durablity, and beauty as Bona products.

This product is specifically designed for heavy traffic hardwood floors withstanding pets, wheelchairs, and families with kids.  It outperforms any finish in the industry.

Lakeview Flooring focuses on ecofriendly products.  Bona Traffic is a GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified.  The strict certification standards is based on low chemical emissions and established chemical exposure criteria.

Bona Traffic also comes in a variety of sheen levels to fit your style including gloss, satin, and semi- gloss finishes.

Before and After Gallery

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What are our customers saying?

Greatly exceeded expectations. Greg was
very prompt, arrived on the day and
time he had originally told us. Explained the
process well and finished timely.
Would definitely recommend him.
-Mary-Jo H.

Lakeview Flooring completely restored these old, stained maple floors to a new, beautiful, perfect, glossy maple floors. It completely changed the look of our entire upstairs and increased the value of our house immediately! Greg was on time, considerate, very communicative and gave us the best options for our floors. Great company, great service.
-Vincent L.

Greg at Lakeview Flooring has been wonderful to work with. Exceptional customer service and quality and handles everything in a timely manner. I never hesitate to recommend their services!
Keep up the great work!
-Nick U.

Call today for a free estimate.

Contact us at 218-213-0633 or visit the contact page for more information.