Hardwoods Can Last Forever

Yes, everyone loves a rich, beautiful hardwood floor. And hardwoods truly can last forever if they are properly maintained. Other great news is that hardwood floors, when properly maintained, are the easiest of all floor surfaces to keep clean and new looking. The Steam Team in Austin, TX uses the finest products available.

Dust-Free Process

Bridgepoint has created a refinishing process that is completely dust free, quick to accomplish and inexpensive. The process features Bridgepoint Wood Products. These fine products are designed to clean, repair and refinish your floors to a spectacular appearance.

Qualified, Trained Technicians

In the hands of a trained technician the products will restore your hardwood floors to their original beauty. Maintenance treatments every 1-3 years, depending on traffic levels and type of use, will keep your floors looking great for the lifetime of your home. The Steam Team has the best cleaning technicians in Austin, TX.

Does your floor need to be refinished?

An easy way to tell is if cleaning no longer restores your floors to an acceptable appearance. Besides the dull appearance, look for scratches, gouges and separation between boards. Repairing such damage is part of the Process.

Did you Know?

If floors and furnishings are neglected, the finish can wear through causing loss of stain color and damage to the actual wood. This will requireextensive restoration including complete sanding, staining and refinishing. This process is expensive, time consuming and inconvenient. It may even require you to move out of your home during the process.

Most wood floors can accept only two or three of the treatments described above over a lifetime. The wood veneer can be sanded away and the floors will need to be replaced. It pays to maintain your floors.

The System is completely dust free. You will not be cleaning up our dust months later as is the case with the sanding process.

The System is odorless, non toxic and dries in about an hour. You can walk on the floor in your stockings at that time. Furniture may be moved back in 4 hours and rugs after 12 hours. Don't allow shoes on the floor for the first 24 hours. After that, your new finish is hardened and ready for normal use.

Hardwood Floor Care

(As recommended by the National Wood Floor Association)

  • Use dirt trapping walk-off mats to all exterior doors.
  • Strong sunlight can cause fading of wood and wood stain. To avoid uneven appearance move area rugs occasionally and drape or shade large windows to avoid direct sunlight on the wood.
  • Apply fabric-faced glides to the legs of your furniture.
  • Vacuum or dust your wood floor as often as you vacuum your carpet.
  • Wipe up food and other spills immediately with a damp (not wet) cloth.
  • Standing moisture can damage poorly finished floors.
  • Avoid soaps. They can build up and create problems. For cleaning use cleaners, that are specifically formulated for wood floors like Wood cleaner.
  • We recommend using Florguards when moving appliances. Florguards will prevent damage to your floors from sharp edges an even the weight of the appliance. A heavy refrigerator can leave indentations in some floors.

The Process

Step 1 - Visual Inspection

We will join you in the inspection to be sure that we have found all damaged areas. Another purpose of the inspection is to determine if we can restore the appearance level with the Bridgepoint System or if a more aggressive restoration will be required, including sanding, staining and refinishing.

Step 2 - Damage Repair

We will fill in the cracks, gouges and separations with Bridgepoint Wood Patch. If we don't have exactly the right color our technicians will mix colors to match.

Step 3 - Complete Cleaning and Abrasion

This step will remove all loose and embedded soil. It will take off scuff marks and, through mild abrasion, will remove the surface layer of the old finish. This leaves your floor in the ideal condition for the next finish to be applied. This entire process is dust free.

Step 4 - Initial Sealer Coat of Finish

Step 5 - Final Finish Coat

Your have your choice of semi-gloss or matte (satin) finish.

You now have a beautiful, durable finish that will protect, beautify and add years to the life of your hardwood floors.

The same process can be used to refinish other fine hardwood furnishings. Cabinets, tables and desks can be restored to a new look and protected from damage. A little preventative maintenance will help keep those expensive pieces in top condition for life.