Touch up or total refinish?

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people comment about the inconvenience of having the wood floors in their homes refinished. Comments like “Our floors really need to be sanded but it’s such a mess.” Or, “I’d like to have my floors redone but I don’t want to move out of the house.” It’s true that a complete sanding, staining and finishing job can take as long as two weeks. But with dustless sanders, the process is much cleaner that it used to be. And in many cases, a floor can be made to look noticeably better with a minor touch rather than a major refinish.

If rugs or lighter traffic have protected parts of a wood floor, or damage is limited to a specific area, it is very likely we can touch up and blend an area of the floor as opposed to refinishing the entire room. The inconvenience is minimal and the results remarkable.

Below are before and after photos of a floor we recently repaired in a West University bungalow.


Over time, water seepage and intense sunlight had damaged a section of the room’s oak floors.
Craftsmen from Schenck & Company spot sanded the area and blended a new finish with the undamaged portion of the floor. The entire process took less than three days.

Let us do an evaluation of your floors to determine if spot repair is an option in your home. Just call or email us to schedule an appointment.

Greg Schenck
August 2009