Described below is an extensive explanation of the basic installation process we perform at JACE, along with some extra services that we provide if desired.
In an attempt to best protect your furniture, we begin the process by carefully moving your furniture away from the installation site. We then cover the area surrounding the installation site along with the site itself, to protect all surfaces nonessential to the installation process and minimize dust. The current floor is then demolished and disposed of, whether it is carpet, tile, or
Preparing the concrete for installation begins with making sure the slab is clean, free from any surface contaminants. Using an Atomic Dust Containment system to eliminate dust, we diamond grind the area to make it more porous, so that the adhesive will absorb properly. Using a 2 part adhesive/moisture barrier, we will apply a coat to the concrete with a trowel. This adhesive/moisture barrier prevents moisture from rising through the concrete to your wood floor.
Our certified installers will then hand-lay your floor of choice. If it is a pre-finished floor, we will lay it directly on the layer of adhesive, and if it is an unfinished floor, we will first lay plywood, lay the floor, and then sand and finish it to your liking. Each adhesive takes approximately nine hours to dry, under the right conditions, and so we will allow the floor to dry overnight, return the next day, clean your floor and site, and move back all furniture.
Other installation services we offer are:
- Custom floors
- A number of different patterns
- Lace-in floor repairs
Described below is an extensive explanation of the basic refinishing process we perform at JACE, along with some extra services that we provide if desired.
Refinishing is the process of restoring your outdated floor by means of removing any unwanted stains, adding a new stain and/ or texture, and then protecting that stain using a polyurethane finish.
In an attempt to best protect your furniture, we begin the process by carefully moving your furniture away from the refinishing site. We then cover the area surrounding the refinishing site along with the site itself, to protect all surfaces nonessential to the refinishing process and minimize dust. Using an Atomic Dust Containment System (DCS), we then sand down your floor. Before the DCS, sanding was a dusty, unhealthy job. Now, using the DCS, there is almost zero dust going into the air, making for a cleaner, safer, and faster process.
We then stain your floor to the desired color using either the Bona DriFast Stain, or the Dura-Seal Quick Coat Stain. Under the right conditions, using these stains allows for an approximated 2 hour wait time before the next coat can be applied. We apply stain by hand using a rag technique that allows the stain to penetrate the wood. Once the stain is completely dry, three coats of a Bona waterborne polyurethane finish are applied to your floor using a T-Bar. The Bona Mega Clear HD is usually applied, but in some cases the Bona Traffic is used for a more protective finish. The following day, after the floor has been allowed to dry overnight, we come back in, clean the site and move back all furniture.
Other refinishing services we offer are:
- Wood bleaching
- Hand distress
- Wire brushing
- Color matching
At JACE we specialize in repairs that have to do with water losses, termite damage, and remodeling. With over a decade of working with top Insurance companies in the restoration field, we can handle your disaster of a water leak and help you get back your home into what once was a home. Having the experience of Sanding, Color Matching, & Onsite Finishing, we can make your repair look seamless.
We have the accessibility to all the top brands like SHAW, ARMSTRONG, KARHS, LAUZON, PROVENZA, DUCHATEAU, and many more. Our show room is open by appointment only where you can check out samples to take home.
Having the proper tools for a job is key in construction even when it comes to estimating, we use a program called XACTIMATE, is an estimating program that is used by all insurances companies where pricing, measurements items are input to configure a cost to the water loss. We have the capability to identify products, and match existing floors with new floors.