The Art of Floor Refinishing


Emerging Trends in Floor Refinishing

The world of floor refinishing is constantly evolving, with new trends that cater to both aesthetic preferences and functional needs. For 2023, these are the key trends to watch:

  • Eco-Friendly Finishes: More homeowners are choosing sustainable options that don’t compromise on quality. Water-based polyurethanes and natural oil finishes are gaining popularity for their lower VOC content and minimal environmental impact.
  • Matte and Satin Finishes: While high-gloss finishes once dominated, matte and satin are now leading for their modern look and ability to hide imperfections.
  • Whitewashed and Lighter Wood Tones: Light, airy wood tones are in, offering a sense of space and brightness that enhances small and large rooms alike.
  • Creative Patterns and Stains: Custom patterns, from chevron to herringbone, and bespoke stains are being used to personalise spaces uniquely.

The Refinishing Process Demystified

Understanding the refinishing process can help you appreciate the art and science behind transforming an old floor into something spectacular. Here’s how Artisan Flooring ensures top-quality results:

  1. Inspection and Consultation: We start with a thorough assessment of your floors to determine the best approach based on the wood type and existing damage.
  2. Preparation: The floor area is prepared, ensuring it is clean and free from any furniture or obstacles.
  3. Sanding: Sanding down the old finish to bare wood removes imperfections and prepares the surface for a new finish.
  4. Staining: If a change in colour is desired, staining comes next. This can be custom-mixed to perfectly suit your home’s decor.
  5. Finishing: Applying the chosen finish, such as matte, satin, or eco-friendly options, protects the wood and gives it the desired look.
  6. Final Checks: We conduct a detailed review to ensure the finish is flawless and meets your expectations.

Choosing the Right Finish for Your Home

Selecting the right finish is crucial for achieving the look and longevity you desire. Here’s what to consider:

  • Durability: Think about your household’s traffic levels and choose a finish that can handle the wear and tear.
  • Aesthetics: Match the finish with your home’s overall style. Remember that trends like matte and light stains are not only stylish but also practical.
  • Maintenance Requirements: Some finishes require more upkeep than others. Consider how much time you are willing to dedicate to floor maintenance.

Why Choose Artisan Flooring?

Choosing Artisan Flooring means partnering with experts who understand the intricacies of floor refinishing. Our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction ensures that your flooring investment is sound, stylish, and sustainable.


Keeping up with the latest trends in floor refinishing can significantly impact the comfort and value of your home. Whether you’re drawn to the environmental appeal of eco-friendly finishes or the understated elegance of matte and satin, Artisan Flooring is here to help you make the best choices for 2023 and beyond. Visit our website to learn more about our services or to arrange a consultation to bring your flooring vision to life.