Hardwood Refinishing

An average refinish job (3 rooms or approximately 400 to 500 square feet) usually takes 4 to 5 days to complete.
The basics involved in a refinishing job are as follows: the floor is rough-sanded to remove the old finish, and filler. Flooring filler which approximates the general color of the wood, is toweled over the entire surface of the floor. Refinishing Hardwood Flooring In the case of top nailed or surface-nailed floors, each nail is set by hand prior to the application of filler, in order to ensure that each nail hole will accept filler. Once the filler is dry, the floor is sanded again with a finer sand paper to remove any excess filler and smooth out rough sanding marks. Next, a very fine sand paper is used for the final sanding pass, to remove any sanding marks left by previous passes. The floor is then screened, a process similar to sanding, but using a milder abrasive screen instead of sand paper. At this stage, the floor is vacuumed, and the first coat of finish is applied. The successive coats of finish are then applied, often with an additional screening between coats.

New Floor Installation

New Hardwood Flooring Installation A new installation can take from 1 to 5 days (about 1 day for 200 square feet, an average-sized room)
There are many product choices available for new floor installations, from traditional wood types and board dimensions to numerous prefinished and "engineered" flooring products. While there are products available in a wide price range, budget may be just one determinant in choosing a flooring material. Relative durability, design considerations, and sub floor type may also be important factors. If you are considering installing a new floor, we encourage you to view our installation document, which discusses the installation process in greater detail.

Floor Staining

For customers who have a specific color scheme in mind, we can stain hardwood floors to almost any color. (Staining fir or maple floors is not recommended -- ask one of our estimators for more information.) Brown-tone stains are most common, add cost and require three days of dry time. Pastel, white or "designer" stains also require three days of dry time and are more expensive than brown tone stains.
We have extensive experience matching stains to existing wood, but this is not an exact science, and that NuMadd Flooring, Inc. disclaims liability for slight imperfections in match. Whenever possible, we will show our customers stain samples on their floor during the finishing process so customers can see their chosen stain on the existing floor. Careful selection is important; stains cannot be lightened or darkened once it has been applied, and re-sanding to re-stain the floor cannot be performed without an added charge.
For customers that do not have a specific color in mind, it is recommended to forego the added time and cost of staining. Please speak with an estimator if you have any other questions regarding staining.

Hardwood Floor Repair

We can repair voids or replace damaged boards in your floor. We will provide the same species and grade of wood as your existing flooring, but it is important to note will not always produce an exact match when replacing boards. NuMadd Flooring, Inc. disclaims liability for any such discrepancies to the existing wood. Smaller imperfections, such as holes and gaps between boards, can be filled. Floors with wide gaps do not hold filler well over time, and customers should expect to do some remedial puttying, especially in high-traffic areas. We cannot guarantee that filler will hold in your floor.

Caring for your Hardwood floor

There many important items to take in mind when caring for your hardwood floor. Although these may seem straightforward, here is a simple guide to ensure you are treating your floor with optimum care. If you would like your Scottsdale hardwood floors to last, you must maintain them well.


To remove any loose dirt or grit it is important to Vacuum, dry mop or sweep. Vacuuming with a soft brush attachment is typically the best method.


The second step in caring for your hardwoods is to lightly mist a 4' x 6' area of your floor or simply mist the cleaning pad with Bona® Floor cleaner.


Finally, Use the misted cleaning pad to thoroughly clean the floor surface ensuring that you finish one area before moving on to the next. Once your mop pad becomes soiled, rinse with water, thoroughly wring out the pad and continue cleaning. Because continued use of excessively soiled pads may cause streaking, once your pad is soaked, make sure that you replace it with a new cleaning pad.

Hardwood, the healthy choice

Allergists recommend hardwood flooring as the best choice for people with allergies. Carpets tend to accumulate dirt and mold, even with regular vacuuming. Dirt gets easily trapped in the fibers of your carpet. Hardwood floors are easy to clean, because there is nowhere for the dirt to hide. Not only that, but hardwoods are beautiful. Give your body a chance to live in a house free of the allergens of wall to wall carpeting, replace it with Hardwood.