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Hardwood Flooring in Etobicoke

Hardwood Floor Installation and Refinishing

What's the most important thing to remember when refinishing hardwood flooring? Take your time. Too much haste during any step in the project could result in permanent flaws - regardless of how much time and effort you put into the other steps.

Bare Wood

Hardwood Flooring EtobicokeBefore we stain and finish a hardwood floor, we need to make sure to start with bare wood. If you are installing a new, unfinished floor, the wood will already be bare. If you are refinishing an existing floor, the professionals at Robar will need to sand the finish down to the bare wood. A couple of pointers:

  • Sanding - Hardwood floors can only be
    refinished a certain number of times. Hardwood floor sanding too often will result in weakening, potentially causing cracks and splintering, and reducing the lifespan.
  • Dust Control - Sanding of hardwood creates a lot of dust, from both the wood and previous finish. Depending on the dust-control features of the equipment we use, we may need to cover your furniture and belongings with protective equipment.


Existing hardwood floors may have cracks, raised planks or deep scratches. We make all repairs when the wood is bare because it is difficult to do them after it is finished.


Even if you want to maintain the "natural" colour of your wood, you will probably have to apply a stain to the bare wood. Different colours can dramatically change the décor and mood of the room, so choose your stain carefully.

You may need to apply more than one coat of stain, depending on how much stain is absorbed by the wood and how uniformly the stain is applied.


Once your stain has been applied and dried, your floor is ready for a polyurethane finish. Available in gloss, semi-gloss and satin textures, finishes are also available in a waterborne variety, which is more environmentally friendly and, with fewer VOC's (volatile organic compounds), they are healthier for you and your family.

In most cases we will need to apply more than one coat of finish. To do so, we lightly sand the previous coat and wipe it clean before applying the new coat.

Examples of Hardwood Floor Finishes:

Cherry Maple Dark-Walnut Driftwood Early American
cherry colonial maple dark walnut driftwood early american

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The Best Way of Finishing Hardwood Flooring

Even the most avid do-it-yourselfers will tell you that, while it is relatively easy to refinish a floor, it is very difficult to get the beautiful, professional finish that most homeowners want as part of their decor.

There’s only one way to get that professional look and that is by finding and hiring a trusted and reliable hardwood flooring professional like Robar Flooring.

We offer complete services in Etobicoke for your floors:

Whether you want to start enjoying the warmth and beauty of hardwood in your home or office, or you need help finishing your hardwood flooring, Robar can help.

Contact us today by email or by calling 416-822-6184 and get your free estimate for hardwood flooring in Etobicoke.

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Samples of hardwood floor installation

There are many options and possibilities when it comes to hardwood flooring and its installation. Few of the most common types include:

All of the above are either nailed or glued down on top of existing sub-floor. In condominiums or commercial properties where sub-floor consists of concrete, plywood is applied on top of the slab in order to allow for nailing of the floor. All glued down floors can be directly applied on top of the concrete. See diagrams below outlining different floor types, installation techniques as well as examples of transition and finishing trims commonly used.