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Refinish and Resand

You have invested in hardwood floors, so you will have years of high quality flooring in your home or business. However, just like most things, wood will show wear and abuse after a while. Eventually, all hardwood floors will need to be refinished or resanded. Sometimes, if the damage is minimal, the floors can be refinished without having to sand the wood down. We have flooring experts who are experienced in all aspects of hardwood flooring. Shan’s Carpet and Fine Flooring has flooring professionals who have handled floor refinishing, floor sanding and floor renovations throughout the greater Houston, Texas region.

Just because your hardwood floors have scratches doesn’t mean we will have to sand them down to the bare wood. Sometimes we can scuff-sand them with a buffer then apply a couple of coats of finish as long as the scratches and cuts don’t go all the way down through the wood. Our flooring professionals can determine the extent of damage and which floor refinishing method can provide the best solution for your needs.

If a floor is not restored properly, you could cause more damage that would result in replacing the floors. Don’t risk a costly mistake, it is better to hire true professionals who know how to use buffers and sanders properly, so they remove the residue, scratches and damages but don’t go too deep to damage the wood and make it no longer usable.

Hardwood Flooring Resanding

Hardwood flooring can last through several resands during its lifetime. Many people like hardwood flooring because it is so durable and it can be resanded. Resanding the wood makes it appear new, clean and free from scratches and scuff marks. However, resanding has to be done properly. You don’t want to overdo it and sand too deep and damage the wood.

Our flooring experts know how to resand hardwood properly, going deep enough to remove the damage but not too deep to cause worse problems. After the floor has been resanded, we will add one or two coats of polyurethane finish to the wood. The finish will leave the floor glossy and looking as good as new again.

Hardwood floors are a popular flooring choice throughout Houston, Texas, so our team here at Shan’s Carpet and Fine Flooring is experienced in all aspects of this traditional, but reliable flooring option. When it comes to hardwood flooring you can count on our flooring installation experts.

Adding a Coat of Finish

After the floors have been properly buffed or sanded so the finish looks as good as new, we put on polyurethane finish. Water-based polyurethane finishes are more expensive, but a second coat can be added within three hours. The less expensive oil-based polyurethane finishes take 8 hours to dry. So that extends the time it takes to complete the flooring restoration.

Regardless of which finish you choose, adding a fresh coat every 2 to 3 years can help protect the flooring, reduce the need for sanding and keep the hardwood floor looking fresh and new. We have handled many hardwood flooring restoration projects around Houston, Texas, so you can rely on us for everything from simply adding a new coat of finish to the resanding projects.

Strip a Hardwood Floor

We can also handle stripping hardwood floors. When you need to have the old finish and built up residue removed from the wood, you can rely on our professional floor technicians at Shan’s Carpet and Fine Flooring in Houston, Texas. We have the most experienced team of flooring professionals in the area. With no flooring job too small or too big for our team to handle, we should be your first choice for all of your hardwood flooring related needs.

Schedule Services Today

If you have a flooring project that needs to be done, don’t put it off any longer. Call us at Shan’s Carpet and Fine Flooring to schedule your installation or restoration. We handle hardwood flooring projects throughout Houston, Texas. Shan’s is your full service flooring company, maintaining an inventory of the highest quality flooring made by all of the leading manufacturers. We handle all flooring installation, repairs, restoration and refinishing projects as well. Talk to one of our flooring experts today.

Refinish / Resand

Refinish and Resand

You have invested in hardwood floors, so you will have years of high quality flooring in your home or business. However, just like most things, wood will show wear and abuse after a while. Eventually, all hardwood floors will need to be refinished or resanded. Sometimes, if the damage is minimal, the floors can be refinished without having to sand the wood down. We have flooring experts who are experienced in all aspects of hardwood flooring. Shan’s Carpet and Fine Flooring has flooring professionals who have handled floor refinishing, floor sanding and floor renovations throughout the greater Houston, Texas region.

Just because your hardwood floors have scratches doesn’t mean we will have to sand them down to the bare wood. Sometimes we can scuff-sand them with a buffer then apply a couple of coats of finish as long as the scratches and cuts don’t go all the way down through the wood. Our flooring professionals can determine the extent of damage and which floor refinishing method can provide the best solution for your needs.

If a floor is not restored properly, you could cause more damage that would result in replacing the floors. Don’t risk a costly mistake, it is better to hire true professionals who know how to use buffers and sanders properly, so they remove the residue, scratches and damages but don’t go too deep to damage the wood and make it no longer usable.

Hardwood Flooring Resanding

Hardwood flooring can last through several resands during its lifetime. Many people like hardwood flooring because it is so durable and it can be resanded. Resanding the wood makes it appear new, clean and free from scratches and scuff marks. However, resanding has to be done properly. You don’t want to overdo it and sand too deep and damage the wood.

Our flooring experts know how to resand hardwood properly, going deep enough to remove the damage but not too deep to cause worse problems. After the floor has been resanded, we will add one or two coats of polyurethane finish to the wood. The finish will leave the floor glossy and looking as good as new again.

Hardwood floors are a popular flooring choice throughout Houston, Texas, so our team here at Shan’s Carpet and Fine Flooring is experienced in all aspects of this traditional, but reliable flooring option. When it comes to hardwood flooring you can count on our flooring installation experts.

Adding a Coat of Finish

After the floors have been properly buffed or sanded so the finish looks as good as new, we put on polyurethane finish. Water-based polyurethane finishes are more expensive, but a second coat can be added within three hours. The less expensive oil-based polyurethane finishes take 8 hours to dry. So that extends the time it takes to complete the flooring restoration.

Regardless of which finish you choose, adding a fresh coat every 2 to 3 years can help protect the flooring, reduce the need for sanding and keep the hardwood floor looking fresh and new. We have handled many hardwood flooring restoration projects around Houston, Texas, so you can rely on us for everything from simply adding a new coat of finish to the resanding projects.

Strip a Hardwood Floor

We can also handle stripping hardwood floors. When you need to have the old finish and built up residue removed from the wood, you can rely on our professional floor technicians at Shan’s Carpet and Fine Flooring in Houston, Texas. We have the most experienced team of flooring professionals in the area. With no flooring job too small or too big for our team to handle, we should be your first choice for all of your hardwood flooring related needs.

Schedule Services Today

If you have a flooring project that needs to be done, don’t put it off any longer. Call us at Shan’s Carpet and Fine Flooring to schedule your installation or restoration. We handle hardwood flooring projects throughout Houston, Texas. Shan’s is your full service flooring company, maintaining an inventory of the highest quality flooring made by all of the leading manufacturers. We handle all flooring installation, repairs, restoration and refinishing projects as well. Talk to one of our flooring experts today.

Repair

Flooring Repair

Floors are design to accommodate various weight loads, traffic and use. But even under the proper circumstances and with the appropriate care and maintenance, floors get worn and damaged. Rather than investing a lot of time and money in replacing the floors, you can have floors professionally repaired by experts.

In the Houston, Texas area, people have learned they can rely on the flooring experts at Shan’s Carpet and Fine Flooring. We have professionals that are skilled in all aspects of flooring repair. We can repair hardwood flooring, carpet tiles, laminate flooring, vinyl flooring, ceramic tile and more.

Hardwood Flooring

We can buff hardwood flooring to remove scratches that don’t go too deep into the wood. If the scratches or damage is deeper than the surface, we can resand the wood and make it look as good as new. Hardwood flooring can withstand resanding several times throughout its lifetime.

We can then add polyurethane finish, either oil-based or water-based, to make the floor regain its original glossy appearance. When it comes to hardwood flooring in Houston, Texas, there are no flooring experts that are more experienced than our technicians here at Shan’s Carpet and Fine Flooring.

Ceramic Tile

Ceramic tile is durable and attractive. Unfortunately, it can become chipped or cracked throughout time. An advantage to ceramic tile is that it can be replaced. A broken or damaged tile can be removed and a new one put in its space. After the repair is completed, no one will be able to tell the repair was made.

We have flooring professionals who specialize in ceramic tiles. Whether you need the initial flooring installation or repairs made to existing tile flooring, you can rely on our flooring repair team to make sure your floor is looking up to par. Regardless of the size of the project, we are the team to call.

Vinyl Flooring Repairs

Vinyl flooring is easy to repair. The popular flooring choice can be found all across the Houston, Texas areas. It remains a popular floor choice because it is durable and affordable. More often than not, you want to change the pattern long before the flooring actually wears out.

Although it is durable, vinyl flooring can be damaged. Vinyl flooring can be ripped or punctured. Vinyl flooring can be repaired with a replacement patch. Our team can carefully patch any damage so people will never know that there had been damage to the flooring.

If your vinyl flooring consists of vinyl tiles, we can quickly replace the tiles and leave your floor looking uniform and perfect again. We should be your first choice for vinyl flooring repairs and installation.

Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is durable and can last for years, but just like other kinds of flooring, it can be damaged with scratches, gouges and punctures. We have flooring experts who are skilled in laminate flooring installation and repairs. When we take care of the job, you can rest assured that the job will be completed perfectly. There will be no signs of the damage and your laminate flooring will look as good as new.

Flooring Repair Experts

Regardless of the kind of flooring that you have in your home or business, you can count on our team to properly repair it. For flooring repairs in Houston, Texas you can trust Shan’s Carpet and Fine Flooring. When we handle the project, no one will be able to tell that the floor was ever damaged and that repairs were made.

There are no flooring projects too difficult for our team to handle. With skills, experience and the right tools, we can get the job done efficiently and quickly. When handling flooring repairs for businesses or industrial locations, we will gladly work around your schedule. We understand the importance of keeping business moving as usual, so we want to cause as little disruption as possible.

When it comes to anything that pertains to flooring, the choice is simple. Call Shan’s Carpet and Fine Flooring. We have flooring experts who are waiting to help you with all of your flooring needs. We will go above and beyond your expectations, so you can rest assured that the job will be done right.

 

Shan’s Carpet Design

Carpet Design

When it comes to carpet in Houston, Texas, the most experienced team of experts can be found here at Shan’s Carpet and Fine Flooring. While we have all of the leading brands of carpeting and flooring, we also have the ability to help with customized orders and special design projects.

We offer the standard carpeting as well as the more durable brands that can withstand spills, stains and other unsightly problems that are known to shorten the lifespan of a carpet. Our inventory includes stain resistant selections.

Carpet Construction

Carpet can be found in two kinds of construction, including loop pile and cut pile. Both styles of construction have a variety of styles from which you can select your carpeting.

Cut Pile Carpeting

Cut pile’s durability comes from the fiber that is used to make the carpeting. The density of the tufts and the twist of the yarn plays a major role in the strength and durability of the carpeting as well. Cut pile comes in four popular styles. We have all of these styles and the most popular colors and designs in Houston, Texas.

Plush – With an even and smooth finish, plush carpet gives a more formal look.

Textured – Using fibers that are low density and of uneven heights, it has an informal appearance but hides dirt. It is not a good choice for high traffic areas.

Saxony – With an even, smooth finish, this style has fibers that are longer than textured plush. The fibers have a twist, and it does have the tendency to show footprints more vividly than other carpets. This is currently the most popular kind of carpet on the market.

Frieze – Made of long fibers with more twists, it has an informal texture. Advantages are how it hides footprints and marks easier than other carpets. It is not suitable for high traffic areas. Frieze carpet that has longer piles is shag carpet.

Cable – With longer, thicker fibers, this carpet provides a cozy feel.

Loop Pile Carpeting

Loop Pile carpets have visible loops that do not cut the yarn tips. With durable construction, these are all-purpose carpets that come in a variety of styles, including level loop, patterned multi-level loop and cut and loop. We have the best selection of loop pile carpeting in Houston, Texas.

Berber or Level Loop – Packed short loop fibers form this carpet which provides a durable surface suited for high traffic areas. It does have an informal appearance. Because there are some color flecks in the fiber, it could be easier to hide dirt. The height of the fibers can make seams much more visible.

Patterned Multi-Level Loop – With loops of varying heights, this kind of carpet has a texture or pattern.

Cut and Loop – A mixture of loop pile fibers and cut pile, this carpet has a textured look that makes it a good choice for highly trafficked areas. This type of carpet can also hide stains and dirt.

Determining Carpet Quality

There are several different features that are taken into consideration when determining the quality of carpet. Things that have to be considered are the kind of fiber, the fiber’s construction, its weight, the carpet density and the twist. How the carpet quality is referred to is dependent upon the manufacturer.

While some manufacturers refer to their carpet by grade, there is no universal grading system currently in place for carpet. More often than not, companies assign carpet grades simply as a marketing tool. The traffic ratings can also vary, and traffic ratings are extremely important. Shan’s has the best quality carpet you can find in Houston, Texas.

Fiber Types

There are several different kinds of fibers used for constructing carpet. Among those carpet materials are nylon, olefin, polyester, acrylic, wool and blends. The durability is very dependent upon the construction of the fiber.

Density

Density plays a significant role in the carpet’s lifespan. Density reveals how many fibers are used in the pile and how closely they are tufted together. As a rule of thumb, the denser the carpet the better quality of carpet.

Colors and Patterns

All kinds of carpet s available in various colors and patterns. There are colors and patterns available to match any décor and to serve any need or purpose. We take pride in having the best selection of carpeting designs in Houston, Texas. Call your flooring experts at Shan’s Carpet and Fine Flooring to discuss your carpet design needs today.