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Hardwood Floor Refinishing in Los Angeles

Hardwood flooring is designed to withstand rough treatment, but after years and years of use, it loses its shine. The same flooring that used to enhance the appearance of your home interior can become dull. It is no longer in good shape and even its structural integrity may be hindered. Melvin’s Hardwood Floors in Los Angeles provides professional hardwood floor repair and restoration services that helps bring back the flooring’s original smoothness, color, wood grain pattern, finish and shine. Once the flooring is restored to its original glory, the room will once again shine with quality and class. From a small residential home to a big commercial building, we are able to provide everyone and anyone with the upmost quality of hardwood floor refinishing service .

Patch Up

The process of repair and restoration of hardwood flooring starts with proper evaluation of the floor. Melvin’s Hardwood Floors will provide a thorough, honest and educated floor evaluation to determine which type of restoration processes is needed. Hardwood pieces that are completely damaged and cannot be repaired are replaced. Slightly damaged pieces of hardwood flooring are patched up and filled in. Our experienced trained technicians use expert techniques and quality materials to fill every scratch, hole and ding. If required, the top surface layers of old stain and finish are completely removed. It results in a completely clean surface on which new stain and finish can be applied easily.


Sanding is an important process in the restoration of hardwood flooring. This process is done with the help of different values of sanding grits. It generally starts with 36 grit sandpaper and ends with 80 grit sandpaper. In the last sequence, 100 grit screens are used. This process requires a high degree of skill and experience. Only professional flooring repair experts with knowledge of floor sanding tools and materials, such as Melvin’s Hardwood Floors, will be able to perform this job properly. After the sanding process is over, stripping and buffing processes are done. Flooring restoration workers use dust free techniques. Proper barrier systems are put in place to control the dust as much as possible. Sanding is done with the help of a vacuum machine to keep the area dust free during the sanding process.


After completing the patch up and sanding procedures, it is important to apply the finish and protective sealant on the same day. There are various refinishing options including:

  • Glossy
  • Semi-gloss
  • High gloss
  • Satin

In a 400-square foot room that is ready for floor repair and restoration works, water based finish can take up to two days to dry. The oil based finish in a room with same size and condition will take about three days. The stain and finish drying times depend on weather conditions. It is a good idea to apply a special wood sealer on the floor before shining. It closes the open pores in the wood and provides a light protective layer on the wood surface. It makes the process of stain application easier. Some manufacturers offer both stain and sealer in a mixed form. The staining should be done only by a skilled specialist or it can result in blotch patches.

Melvin’s Hardwood Floors’ sanding, refinishing, and stain services will bring out the beauty of wood grain. Replacing old hardwood flooring can be expensive. Simple and inexpensive floor refinishing gives the home a new look and helps increase its value.

At Melvin’s Hardwood Floors, we are dedicated to helping you make the right choice when it comes to hardwood flooring repair and re-finishing in Los Angeles. If you are looking for quality and skilled flooring experts, please call us at (310-) 848-4712 to schedule your FREE In-Home Estimate today!