Sanding & Refinishing

Refinishing Hardwood Floors vs. Resurfacing

Refinishing hardwood floors can make any home look beautiful and new again and will last for years. Many older businesses and homes were originally made with aged hardwood floors that probably have seen better days. As the hardwood flooring gets older over the years, color fades and changes. Unsightly dents and scratches blemish the surface of the once-gorgeous wood due to wear and tear. If this is happening to your hardwood floor, you may wonder if the solution is to completely resurface your flooring or just refinish the wood or even replace floors. Learn more about both options that All American Flooring offers to learn the difference when we quote your floors for your business or home.

Sometimes people find that their existing wood floors have blemishes in the wood, damage from pets (feces or urine), or moving furniture causing deep scratches, and need to be repaired. Sound like your floors? Let All American Flooring help! We have years of experience in repairing, resurfacing, refinishing or installing wood floors. Our team of technicians can repair damaged floors and make your floors look like new again.

Refnishing and Resurfacing: What's the Difference?

Resurfacing and refinishing, yes there is a difference…


The ideal floor that is eligible for resurfacing rather than complete refinishing is a floor that has some visible wear with light scratches. The finish is pretty much intact with no signs of bare wood. No Separations or warping between the boards are minimal and the majority of the floor is in good shape overall. All American will use our basic drum sander, sanding off the top layer of the floor and adding a fresh top coat over the existing wood to make the floor look stain shiny and new again. We can usually have it done in one to two days, depending on the square footage.


Your floor need to be refinished if it has superficial scratches or blemishes, discoloration, feces or urine stains caused by pets, planks missing or cracked, some water damage or rotted, holes in the wood or uneven floors. The refinishing process involves more than just light sanding or putting a layer of polish on top. It may require removing old floorboards, grinding down uneven boards, and reinforcing wood planks with new nails, Repairing cracks or holes with filler, followed by refinishing the floors. This process is more time-consuming and requires more man power, involves wood-grinding equipment, lumber, a nail gun, power saw, and other special tools and can take up to 5 days.

The condition of your hardwood floor has a major impact on the overall look of your room. All American Flooring will help you decide which is best for your floors using these tips. Weather it’s resurfacing or refinishing hardwood floors is the solution. Let All American Flooring help you restore your business or home to its original beauty and splendor.