9097 Union Center Blvd
West Chester, OH 45069
 
 
 
JP Flooring Design Center in Cincinnati, OH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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JP Sand + Finish

 
JP Flooring Design Center is the expert in custom hardwood sand + finish. And now, more than ever, there are thousands of looks to choose from. We’ll guide you to the best-fit for your home and lifestyle. Our revolutionary Dustless On-site Sanding System makes in-your-home finishing a breeze. Learn everything you need to know right here. JP’s designers will help you select the perfect floor for your home.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Prefinished or JP custom sand + finish floor?

 
JP has a wide variety of prefinished flooring products, and they have their advantages, but sometimes a JP Custom Sand +Finish Floor is the best way to go.

Use this handy chart to help you determine which wood floor is right for your home and lifestyle.
 
 
 
 
 
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Pros
 
 
 
Your floor is ready the second we are finished - a great option for busy households You get the color you choose, no guesswork Repairs are quick and easy Some finishes have aluminum oxide in them which adds durability to floors Hand-scraped textured floors are more uniform and affordable No fumes or smells
 
 
 
We sand all boards level and smooth Color choices are unlimited Pick any desired sheen Raw materials are a/ways available for repairs or for additional projects Allows you to create one-of-a-kind floors 3/4" thick wood floors can be sanded and refinished more than eight times during their life so you can feel free to use trendy finishes-you can a/ways change the look of your floor at a later date
 
 
 
 
 
Cons
 
 
 
There is a small "bevel" between the boards to camouflage any height difference between boards There can be a color variation between production runs, and this can affect big orders or repairs because the color and shine level can vary Some prefinished products are discontinued so adding another room at a later date with the same material or repairing an existing floor may not be possible Choices may be limited-as you can only get the color or shine level offered Limited trim pieces are available Some prefinished floors can't be refinished
 
 
 
You must wait until the floors harden to put them back into service On-site stains and finishes emit odor Even our "dustless" sanding process /eaves a small amount of dust behind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The JP difference

 
 
 
 
JP is your expert in Custom Sand + Finish Hardwood Floors. And now, more than ever, you can choose from thousands of options. We'll guide you to the best fit for your home and lifestyle. Plus, our revolutionary Dustless On-site Sanding System makes in-your-home finishing a breeze. You can learn everything you need to know right here. JP's designers will help you select the perfect floor for you.

Let's get started!
 
 
A good shop vac is a great tool, and it has its place in any refinisher's toolbox
 

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A good shop vac is a great tool, and it has its place in any refinisher's toolbox, but it's not dustless-even though some claim it is.
 
 
 
A better professional shop vac provides increased abilities to remove dust, but it still isn't dustless.
 

Better

 
A better professional shop vac provides increased abilities to remove dust, but it still isn't dustless.
 
 
 
Our Vaccum Trailer provides HEP.A. filtration for truly dust free hardwood refinishing removing over 95% of all sanding dust.
 

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JP is one of the only flooring refinishers in this region to have one of these state-of-the-art systems. Our Vaccum Trailer provides HEP.A. filtration for truly dust free hardwood refinishing removing over 95% of all sanding dust.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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5 steps to your perfect floor

 
 
 
 
 
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Find your species

 
 
 
 
Options for custom floors from JP are limitless. Before selecting, it is essential to list objectives and any known challenges. One important characteristic to consider when deciding on a species of wood for your floor is the hardness. The Janka Scale is used to rank the hardness of different wood species. Look below and see which wood species is right for you.

Oak is the most popular wood choice for flooring. It is durable and accepts stains very well. The next most popular hardwoods are maple, hickory, and walnut. The table below shows relative hardness and cost.
 
Janka Scale
 
 
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What's your style?

 
 
 
 
Just like people, floors can have lots of different personalities depending on their unique traits. The type of cut, width, direction, and pattern of the wood can give you many different looks.

2 ¾" wide by ¾" thick has been the staple of the hardwood floor industry for some time. Engineered hardwood is more dimensionally stable, can be glued to concrete, and has a similar wear layer as solid hardwood.

Wider planks are a current trend. These typically range from 3"- 5" but can be as wide as 10". We recommend engineered planks for all material over 5" wide as it helps to minimize shrinking and expansion as moisture and humidity changes in your home.

We always recommend humidifiers for your heating/AC system and relative humidity between 35% - 55% (per NWFA) year round. The NWFA recommends your new ¾" thick nail-down hardwood be installed 90° to your floor joists.
 
Types of sawcuts and typical wood floor patterns
 
 
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Color your world

 
 
 
 
Depending on the species of wood you have selected, the sky is the limit for coloring your new floor.

A wide variety of colors are available using premixed floor stains, but custom colors are possible by mixing any combination of colors you wish.

Keep in mind that duplicating a multi-color mix can be difficult if repairs are needed or additional rooms are installed/stained at a later date.

Also keep in mind that, the darker the color, the more maintenance is required-which is also true for white or lighter colors too.
 
Typical wood plank sizes
 
 
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Select a shine

 
 
 
 
Providing a durable and beautiful finish on your new floor keeps it looking its best for many years.

Most of our floors have water or oil-based polyurethane topcoats. Each comes in four levels of sheen, but they can vary slightly between the oil and water versions. Compare the samples shown in the drawers below.

Hard-wax oil-rubbed finishes provide a warmer and more luxurious look.

Keep in mind that the higher the shine, the more maintenance is required to keep them looking that way.

Oil finishes have a yellow cast that is more noticeable over time. Dry times can be affected by heat and humidity.
 
Drying times of hardwood finishes
 
 
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Finishing touches

 
 
 
 
Some finishing techniques can be used in conjunction with color and shine to add depth or a special effect to your new custom floor.

  • Flush Mount Vents
  • Custom Moulding
  • Shoe Moulding
  • Transitions
  • Medallions
  • Border Inlay (species)
  • Drop-in Vents
  • New "Steptreads" give new life to old stairs
 
 
 
 
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Care and maintenance

 
 
 
 
 
New JP Custom Sand + Finish floor looking its best
 
 
 
Keep your new JP Custom Sand + Finish floor looking its best by following a few simple care and maintenance guidelines.

  • Use protective felt pads on any furniture or other objects that will sit or slide on your floor
  • Don't let sand, dirt, or grit build up
  • Vacuum with a brush attachment or sweep floor regularly-avoid vacuums with beater bars
  • Remove spills promptly
  • Never wet or steam mop a wood floor
  • Do not use wax, oil soap, or other industrial or household cleaners
  • Use walk-off mats at all exterior doors
  • Maintain consistent humidity level
  • Avoid scratches and gouges
  • Pets-keep nails trimmed
  • High heels-keep in repair