Transform your floor space with hardwood floor refinishing & installation

Find out why your neighbors in Clifton Park, NY choose 518 Floor Care for their hardwood floor needs

Feel proud of your home flooring

The difference that a newly installed or refinished hardwood floor can have on your home is amazing. It can completely transform it. Hardwood flooring is quite the investment, so it's important that it is installed and taken care of properly.

518 Floor Care is your local full-service hardwood floor company. From installation to refinishing, you can trust that we will help transform your home with your beautiful flooring. As a member of the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA), you can have peace of mind that we are fully trained in the field of hardwood flooring. Take a look here to see what your neighbors in Clifton Park are saying from our verified reviews!

If you are looking for a professional hardwood flooring contractor, get in touch with us today for a FREE estimate!

Hardwood Floor Refinishing

It’s natural that your beautiful hardwood floors don’t look like they did when they were first installed. Years of wear and foot traffic means they might have lost their original glow. But at 518 Floor Care, we can help make them beautiful once more.

When you call us for an evaluation, we’ll provide you with a free estimate for your project to ensure that it aligns with your budgeting needs. When we do this, we’ll evaluate any scratches or nicks that may exist and plan the best refinishing techniques to fully restore your hardwood floors to their former beauty.

What can you expect from us?

Throughout the process, our skilled teams will ensure that any mess is kept to a minimum. We utilize state-of-the-art vacuum systems that eliminate up to 80% of the dust created during the sanding process — and we’ll make sure to clean up when we are finished. Then, once all of the restorative work has been completed, we’ll apply the stain and finish of your choice.

Our Process

Before

  • We will conduct a free in-home inspection of the floor.
  • During this inspection, we will check your floor for damage, pet and water stains and previous finishes applied to the floor. We will also look for obstacles to doing the work such as radiators, floor vents, and molding.
  • We will discuss the various options with you regarding whether you would like to change the color via staining or have a “natural” floor. This will include the different finish options to include polyurethane or water-based finishes as well as sheen level Ssatin, semi-gloss or glossy.
  • A written estimate will be emailed to you with the details as well as an 'approve' and 'decline' button. By pressing approve you are agreeing to the terms and conditions 518 Floor Care to complete the work for you. Once you approve we will call you to schedule a date for the work.
  • All furniture MUST be removed from the areas to be sanded and we also recommend you take down shades and drapes as well as any other items that would be difficult to clean. We use every care to limit the amount of dust we create while sanding by utilizing vacuum systems, however there will be dust so please cover anything you are concerned about.
  • The sanding and refinishing process may take anywhere from 2-5 days to complete and is highly dependent on the environment and finish dry times. Polyurethane is 8 hours between coats drying and water-based is 2 hours between coats.

During

  • We utilize a 220 volt sander that will need either an electric range or dryer plug.
  • The sanding process is noisy and dusty so please be aware of this. We usually recommend that you are not at home while we sand.
  • While we are as careful as possible while sanding, we are using heavy equipment and minor damage to walls, banisters, and baseboards that may occur to include nicks, dents, gouges as well as stain. Again we try our best to avoid this, but be aware that you may need to touch up areas when we are done.
  • Please note that this will be an on-site refinishing and will not rise to the level of a factory pre-finished floor. We use every care to limit any and all sanding marks and variations in colors in the final finish however some of these are unavoidable due to the condition of the wood prior to sanding to include stains already present. We strive to deliver you a high quality floor each and every time.

After

  • The finish will take between 2-8 hours to dry after the final coat. During that time there can be no foot traffic. Once the finish has dried you can walk on it, however we recommend only socks or soft sole shoes, such as slippers. Polyurethane will take 30 days to fully cure so please be careful on the floor until then. No area rugs should be placed on the floor for 15 days. The water-based finish will cure in 15 days and areas rugs can be put back in 8 days.
  • To properly care for your refinished floor, we recommend using a Bona microfiber mop and the Bona wood floor cleaner only. Never use steam mops as this can cause the wood to swell.
  • Enjoy your floor!
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Hardwood flooring in a home in Clifton Park before refinishing
Hardwood flooring refinishing project at a home in Clifton
518 Floor Care is a member of the NWFA

We are members of the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA)

What does this mean?

As members of the NWFA, this means we have gone through and we continue to go through extensive training to hone our skills in refinishing and installing hardwood. We are dedicated to providing you with the best service — which is why we put the time in to improve our skills.

Hardwood Floor Installation

Having hardwood flooring installed is a rewarding experience. You find the flooring you like, you save up for it and then you eagerly await installation! It’s important that when this stage comes, you have got an experienced flooring contractor to do this for you — it will save you money in the long run!

At 518 Floor Care, we are specialists when it comes to hardwood flooring installation. As a member of the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA), we have gone through extensive training with both BONA and NWFA manufacturers to understand how to best install your hardwood flooring — and we are constantly updating and improving our technique.

What can you expect from us?

Your hardwood flooring installation process begins with the selection of your flooring preference. You can choose from our wide selection of hardwoods that will look great and match your home or business’s style. You’ll also need to select the shine level and finish you’d like for your hardwood floor. A range of stains and finishes are available so that you can find your perfect fit. We are happy to offer any advice or recommendations at this stage too!

After you have selected your floor, we’ll provide you with an estimate and get to work! We understand that having a new floor installation can really disrupt your daily life. That’s why we work as quickly as we can to always finish our projects on schedule. When we are finished, we’ll be sure to clean up after ourselves, leaving your space just as clean as when we found it — except it now has a beautiful hardwood floor!

Hardwood floor installation in Clifton Park, NY

Hardwood Floor Installation Warranty

518 Floor Care, LLC warranties the workmanship of your hardwood floor installation for one year after the completion of work. All workmanship is guaranteed to be first-class quality. Should any defects due to faulty workmanship become apparent, 518 Floor Care, LLC will correct the problem free of charge.

Product defects are covered by the manufacturer’s warranty.

This warranty covers only the installation provided by 518 Floor Care, LLC. This warranty does not cover damage caused by abuse, neglect, improper use, cleaning agents or by loose lay installation.

Types of service provided at no extra charge under the terms of the warranty include repair of seams which gap, repair of transitional moldings and removal of air bubbles. This warranty does not apply for gouges, scratches or damage caused by water, erosion, insects, pets, spiked heel shoes, neglect, misuse, insufficient protection, improper maintenance, not maintaining proper humidity conditions or failure to follow our written instructions. We cannot guarantee against fading due to sunlight. As time goes by natural exposure to sunlight will slightly change the color of any hardwood floor. Since hardwood is a natural product, the wood will continue to shrink and expand, and depending on the season, humidity and heating conditions. Even if your hardwood floor is properly installed, the strips may shrink a little depending on the time of year. Any small gaps that might occur between the strips are normal and not covered by this warranty.

Hardwood Floor Repair

Your hardwood floor is meant to last. It is natural that there may be scratches, nicks, and other spots of damage after having your floor for a couple of years. But this doesn’t have to be its destiny!

What can you expect from us?

At 518 Floor, we can repair your flooring and restore it back to its original beauty. After an initial evaluation, we’ll determine the best course of action. Whether you have oak, maple or mahogany floors, we are familiar with the best treatments for these gorgeous woods and will ensure a beautiful finish. After repairs, we stain and apply a finish as appropriate to match the rest of your floor.

Before you know it, you’ll be proud to show off your wonderful hardwood floors again! Contact us today for an estimate for your hardwood floor repair.

Hardwood floor repair in Clifton Park, NY

Why do your neighbors in Clifton Park choose 518 Floor Care to bring beauty back to their home?

Hardwood floor is special. It completely transforms your space and adds a level of beauty that is unlike any other. At 518 Floor Care, we want to help you transform your living space into an area that you have always dreamed of. Whether it is a brand new floor installation, a refinish, or repair — we look forward to bringing extra beauty to your home.

Jan Friedman started in the tile and grout and carpet cleaning business, but quickly discovered that hardwood floors were an area that required specific skill to install and maintain. He joined the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) and went through extensive training with BONA and NWFA manufacturers to hone his skills to become an expert in refinishing and hardwood floor installation.

Jan Friedman