Hardwood floor refinishing and installation is our specialty!
“To say he did a good job is an understatement. Our floors to this day are my favourite feature of our home.”
Excel is in your Corner
We do not take chances with temporary short term fixes that could result in floor failure. We guarantee long term solutions using quality flooring products and a standard of workmanship backed by nearly twenty years experience.
“He gives excellent advice. We are delighted with his work and would recommend him to anyone.”
-Phil and Mary Jackson
Oil-based sealer and finish
Oil-based sealer and finish give your hardwood floors a traditional, golden appearance. For many, this is the ideal color hardwood floors should be.
Oil-based polyurethane has a rich, amber tint and will darken over time. For hardwood floors that have color variation and a mixture of grain patterns, oil-based finish will create a warm effect, highlight the different tones of each floor board, and make the grain “pop”.
Additionally, for hardwood floors that have consistent, monotonous grain patterns like edge grain fir or oak, oil-based finish will keep your floors from looking “cold”, “flat”, and “dull”.
Oil-based sealer and finish also suits the character of older homes. For centuries, shellacs, varnishes, lacquers, and oils have been used to create a warm, deep, rich appearance to highlight fine woodwork. The same applies for hardwood floors.
If you are a traditionalist and it is all about achieving a durable surface and classic appearance, oil-based sealer and finish is the choice for you.
Water-based sealer and finish
Water-based sealer and finish is the modern alternative to oil-based products. While oil-based sealer and finish have their limitations with appearance and sheen options, water-based sealer and finish have a wider range of choices.
Do you prefer the look of raw, natural wood? Using a specific combination of water-based sealer and finish, your hardwood floors will have a natural, unfinished look with unsurpassed durability. Maple and white oak floors especially benefit from this sealer and finish combination that retains the appearance of an unfinished floor.
Alternatively, do you prefer the look of a traditional, oil-based floor, but do not like the thought of smelly oil-based finish lingering around for days? One particular water-based sealer we use replicates the warm, amber appearance of oil. Choosing this water-based sealer will result in a traditional appearance, and avoids the strong odours and longer cure times oil-based sealer and finish is known for.
With multiple sealer options that determine the shade of your floor, and finishes with sheen options from ultra-matte, satin, and semi-gloss, you will have more freedom and creativity in choosing the final appearance of your hardwood floor. Water-based products are very low odour, provide exceptional durability, and cure faster, getting you back to regular living quickly.
From classic to modern, the sealer and finish combination we use will determine the appearance of your hardwood floor.
Our sanding quality will maximize your hardwood floor’s durability and longevity.
Why is sanding quality so important
When hardwood floors are sanded flat and to a very fine texture, the sealer and finish will do as intended and lay on top of the wood surface like a coat of armour. The appearance and durability of your hardwood floors will be maximized, adding value to your home.
We take all efforts to secure your hardwood floor during the refinishing process. Any boards that may potentially cause problems are replaced, and annoying squeaks and unnecessary movement is eliminated resulting in a more solid feel.
“He took great care with every detail and is skilled in knowing what boards
-Tammy Van Hinte
Fine work, Flawless Floors, Excellent Service
We go above and beyond to guarantee the best results!
For a complete job, we also offer:
Custom Stain coloring
Oak flooring accepts stain very easily for a uniform appearance. We have numerous color options to choose from.
When possible, we remove and reinstall the baseboard on completion to do the best hardwood refinishing job.
Baseboard Cut and Install
We paint and install new baseboard for a complete job. Therefore no other trades are required to walk on your new floors and damage them.
Its all in the details! Slow and steady keeps our surroundings safe from damage.
Deep Clean and Buff & Coat
Refinishing your hardwood floor in one day without sanding. Cleans and adds protection to your current floor without having to do a full refinish. *Not for every type of floor. Bonding test required.
Great for pre-finished hardwood floor refinishing. Powerful vacuums capture the dust and keeps your home clean.
Floor Repair and Sub-floor Leveling
A wide range of services to provide solutions every step of the way and guarantee long term results.
We provide flooring that lasts for generations by adding hardwood flooring to your existing layout or with complete flooring replacement.