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Refinish Hardwood Floors in Chicago with Fabulous Floors

As more and more people are restoring older homes, many of these people are turning to our professional hardwood floor refinishing service to renew their floors rather than replacing them. Because we keep our pricing low and we aim for the most competitive completion times, you can count on Fabulous Floors Chicago to deliver the finest hardwood floor refinishing services in Chicago, IL, and the surrounding areas. Refinishing your floors the Fabulous way can save thousands of dollars and increase the property’s value.

The Trusted Process

First, we remove any remaining carpet by scraping the bonded pads by hand with a putty knife. We take care to follow the grain of the wood and not to gouge it as we scrape. We use a chemical solvent that can speed the process and we remove the leftover carpet staples with needle-nose pliers. Once existing flooring materials have been cleared, the hardwood floor refinishing can begin.

Before and after hardwood floor refinishing in Chicago, IL

A Superior Refinishing Process & Service

Our near dustless sanding process ensures that a minimal amount of dust is created as we prepare your floors for staining. We start sanding with the coarsest grit of sandpaper and perform three passes, using a finer grit each time. Our technicians are talented and respectful when working on the floors and they’ll be sure to move with the grain of the wood as much as possible. This helps to avoid uneven patches and ensure a spectacular finish. Since corners are often sanded too much as the machine passes over them repeatedly and there will always be awkward patches where the sander cannot reach, the only choice is to do these patches by hand, using the same progression of coarse to fine sandpaper described above. Once the floors have been sanded three times, they are ready to be prepared for staining.

Top-Rated Hardwood Stain Options

We then apply the stain color you’ve selected in a circular motion, which includes a seal coat. We’re always sure to apply the stain evenly to avoid any color inconsistencies. The process is not finished until the desired color is attained. After buffing the floor, we use a tack cloth to clear away dust and debris. At this point the floor will be ready for the first coat of polyurethane.

The polyurethane is applied using a mop-like tool or a pad applicator. We apply two coats of polyurethane to lock in the stain color and add that special finished look. After a 24 hour drying period, the hardwood floor refinishing process is complete. Your beautiful, renewed hardwood floors will then be ready to handle the regular traffic and daily demands that are placed upon them.


“Today I had Anthony and Matt working in my house. These guys got down to business. They are very professional and friendly. My bedroom floor looks AMAZING. I will recommend this company in the blink of an eye! And the prices are better than anybody else. I did my research.” -Anonymous

Fabulous Floors Hardwood Floor Refinishing Process

Check out this video to learn how our team here at Fabulous Floors Chicago uses our refinishing system to bring back the beauty of your hardwood floors, without the cost of getting all new floors!

Fabulous Floors refinished hardwoods throughout the house. They were prompt, efficient, courteous, and friendly. The cost was very reasonable and the work was high quality. I would highly recommend.

– Jocelyn C.


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