Floor Sanding and Refinishing

What to expect - Before, During and After

Refinish your floors. Refresh your rooms.

They’re always underfoot and often taken for granted, but with the right finish, your floors can be transformed into the focal point of any room.



At RG Gibson & Sons, we have more than 75 years of experience bringing old wood back to life. Our skilled and insured tradespeople will repair, sand and stain or finish any type of wood floors. With our full spectrum of DuraSeal® stains, we can help you achieve a traditional look or more contemporary style.

Do-it-yourself is not always as simple as it seems in a YouTube video. It’s easy to wreck a wood floor by over-sanding it or by applying the stain unevenly. We have the right equipment and skills to get the job done quickly and with minimal mess. Contact us today for a free estimate.

Refinishing hardwood floors

What to expect

What can homeowners expect during a floor refinishing project? Our fully trained and insured craftspeople provide custom service with minimal inconvenience and dust. In homes, we use a water-based finish with little odour, so we won’t have to keep your doors and window open.

Don’t be fooled by companies promising ‘dust-free’ refinishing. There is no way to properly sand a wood floor without creating dust. We make every effort to control dust, but you can expect that there will be a thin film of wood dust around the job site.

We minimize dust.

  • We ask homeowners to remove their furniture from the rooms we are working on.
  • We protect the areas around the refinishing with plastic tarps.
  • We use air filters to collect the dust

After the work is complete and we’ve cleaned the area, we advise our clients to wait 24 hours before walking on a newly refinished floor. To prevent scuffs, you should also wait 48 hours before putting furniture back into the rooms.


Answers to your flooring questions

Q: Can you refinish my floors?

A: Some wood floors cannot be refinished. Solid wood floors that have been refinished several times may not have enough surface left to withstand another sanding. Certain laminate wood floors can be refinished, but not all.

Q: How much will it cost?

A: Flooring and installation is usually charged per square foot. Measure your rooms to get a rough estimate of the number of square feet, then contact us to discuss the specific details of what the project will cost.

Q: Will there be a lot of dust?

A: While there is no way to refinish wood flooring without creating dust, we do everything in our power to minimize the amount of dust we create. We hang tarps to protect the area before we start the job. We use air filters, and we cut the wood outside. After we’re finished, you can expect to see a thin film of dust in the neighbouring areas of your home.

Q: Do you have a showroom?

A: Yes. Come see us at 1895 Blue Heron Drive, unit 2 near Hyde Park and Fanshawe Park Roads. We’re open Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment evenings and Saturdays.

Floor Maintenance

How to care for your refinished floor

  • Keep floors free of dirt and grit (sand most harmful)
  • Sweep, swiffer, vacuum
  • When comes time to washing floors we recommend damp mop and warm water
  • If you want to add to water then use a  mild dish soap
  • Nothing corrosive or abrasive
  • No oil or silicone based products (i.e. murphy’s oil soap/orange glow)
  • Avoid vinegar as its acidic and will dull the floor
  • No steam mops
  • Can use a capful mr. clean diluted in warm water

What our customers are saying

I wanted to let you know that we are very pleased with the finished product and also to let you and Craig know your young workers were very pleasant and professional. In today’s world one does not always experience good, positive ways. This is an additional plus for your company – kudos to R.G. Gibson & Sons for their care in the service and the products and the guidance given to us!

~ Gayle

We wish to compliment RG Gibson & Sons on the work that was done here. My wife, Jennifer, was VERY impressed with the curtesy and professionalism that your staff displayed while here. The work is very well done and helped turn around a difficult situation. I have no concerns with recommending your firm to friends and family.

Thanks so much,
~ Geoff

Hi Craig and Angela,
We are very pleased with the recent installation of hardwood flooring in our home. The courtesy we received from management as well as the excellent job Mat and Dave performed with the actual installation was first class. Please feel free to use us as a reference.
Thank you and good luck with you move.

Regards, ~ Graham