Sandless Refinishing

Sandless Refinishing (also called buff & recoat) is a hassle free alternative to sanding and refinishing solid and engineered wood floors. This process is a maintenance or sprucing up procedure for floors that have not yet worn to the point of needing a full sand & refinish. Buff and recoat can be done in just a couple of hours. Businesses love this process because we can come in at closing and have the floors dried for opening the next morning.

Our company has provided this service to many schools, churches, sport and gym floors, retail stores, commercial spaces, restaurants and more. Some of our past clients include; Microsoft, Apple, Gap, GNC, The Museum of Russian Art, Coloplast, Eileen Fischer, Cooks or Crocus Hill, University of Minnesota, Minnesota DNR, City of Rosemount and many many more.

The buff & recoat process involves buffing the floors to remove surface scuffs and scratches. Rhodes Hardwood uses state-of-the-art floor buffers that hook right up to a vacuum system. This makes the buffing process virtually dust free.

After the floor has been buffed and thoroughly cleaned, we apply a coating of an odorless, fast drying, fast curing & extremely durable Bona® or Basic Coatings® floor finish. Choose between oil and water-based finish; available in matte, satin, semi-gloss, and gloss. Additional coatings are available for 99¢ per square foot, or 2 extra coatings for $1.49 per square foot. We also offer sandless refinishing to floors finished with hard wax finishes.


After much trial and error- and testing many different dyes and tints – we have finally found the formula that allows us to slightly change the coloring of your floors with our sandless refinishing process. These slight changes in tone are not quite as drastic of a change as staining your floors. However, we are able to achieve slightly different tones. We are able to do this on any type of wood, including prefinished, site finished, and engineered. We are happy to make you some samples to show you the possibilities. We are still able to do the sandless procedure on most jobs in a single day when tinting. PLEASE NOTE: Their is additional charges for tinting due to it involving additional applications and products. Most sandless refinish projects with a tint are priced around $1.99/sf.

Please note: The buff and recoat procedure will not remove scratches, dents, or dings that have penetrated the top layer of finish. Generally floors that have not had much attention in 7 years or more will not be able to get away with this process. Also, floors that are discolored, or have areas that the finish has completely worn off can not be recoated