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Solid Hardwood | Engineered Hardwood
Luxury Vinyl Plank | Refinished
Hardwood Floor Refinishing
Resurfacing Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors are one of the most beautiful and elegant flooring types you can hav installed in your home. Yet, they can also be expensive to repair if left unprotected. Like any home investment, homeowners may want to perform routine maintenance on them to prevent severe damage. That's where AO Cleaning comes in. We are a professional sandless hardwood floor refinishing service, and we know hardwood floors. We service all site finished and factory finished solid hardwood, engineered hardwood, and luxury vinyl plank. Our technicians will diagnose the issues and create a plan for making your floors beautiful again. We take pride in giving you an honest assessment of your floor's condition and the right solution that best fits your needs and budget.

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You can be certain that your carpet, upholstery, tile & hardwood floor cleaning and refinishing will not only be the best you have ever had. Services will be performed in accordance with the Floor Care Industry's highest levels of quality. Floors are treated with non-toxic hypoallergenic cleaners that will leave your home smelling great and your floors looking brand new!!

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Hardwood Cleaning Process Hardwood Floor Refinishing in St Louis MO, O'fallon IL, and Surrounding Areas

Screening of Floors

Hardwood Cleaning Process Hardwood Floor Refinishing in St Louis MO, O'fallon IL, and Surrounding Areas

Removing Wax Buildup

Hardwood Cleaning Process Hardwood Floor Refinishing in St Louis MO, O'fallon IL, and Surrounding Areas

Recoating Floors

Routine maintenance on your hardwood floors will ensure that they not only look great but are protected throughout the year. Professional cleaning, buffing, old wax removal, and refinishing will help prevent deep streaks, stains, and scratches. Hardwood floors are a beautiful real estate assets that require consistent care to maintain.

You can count on AO Cleaning to take great care of your floors.




Benefits of Dustless

Count on AO Cleaning Dustless” Clean, Screen & Recoat is a “maintenance service” option. It removes the top coat (not the wood). We can change the sheen level to matte, satin or gloss and reprotect the wood sealer.

Count on AO Cleaning If you have the following: You want to change (Color, You Have Deep Gouges, & Scratches, or Sun Fading by windows, Water Damage, You will NEED a Full Sanding & Recoat.


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Sand, Stain and Recoat
If your solid hardwood is beyond our maintenance service: A full sand, stain, & recoating is required. Staining of (any color) we then apply two coats of polyurethane. Scratch resistant additive, Aluminum oxide is optional. Note: (Needed) If you have sun fading, deep scratches, or you would like to change the color. This is the only option before replacement.

What Every Homeowner Wishes They Knew About Their Hard Flooring

How do you properly maintain hard floors?

The truth is that most all of us have never been taught the proper care of our hard flooring. You would be amazed to find out how many products commonly found at grocery and big box stores are actually bad for the longevity of your floors. Even things such as vinegar or even pure water, will damage your floors over time. The only product that you should ever be using on your floors whether it’s solid hardwood, engineered hardwood, or luxury vinyl plank is a quality neutral floor cleaner. Our technicians will be happy to recommend our favorite brands of widely available neutral cleaners to use. Frequent sweeping, vacuuming, followed by a microfiber flat mop using a neutral cleaner should be the only weekly maintenance your floors will need.

Using a polish on my floors is okay, isn't it?

The bad news is NO, you should never use any product that is a polish or claims to restore your floors. The problem is that most of these store bought products are actually acrylic waxes. While it may initially improve the appearance of your floors, the wax quickly begins to fail by flaking off or peeling. Floors that have regularly had a wax polish applied now have layers of dirt trapped inside layers of wax making them look unsightly. If your housekeeper or anyone else is using wax on your floors it is a good idea to discontinue its use.

My hardwood floors are in rough shape but sanding is expensive! What should I do?

Here comes some good news. Many people falsely assume their floors need a full sanding. In many cases it is just your polyurethane wear layer that is keeping your floors from looking great. A properly maintained wear layer can help prevent your floors from ever needing a full sanding!

What exactly is a Screen and Recoat?

Instead of sanding your floors down to bare wood we use screens under our oscillating floor machine to remove light scratches and abrade the polyurethane. This process has also been called “Dustless Refinishing” or “Sandless Refinishing.” Our floor machine has a built-in HEPA vacuum which captures any airborne dust during the screening to maintain a clean environment. Once the floors have been screened they are then thoroughly cleaned. If the floors are in need of any color correction we can then apply water based stain to blend it in. Finally, two or more coats of a waterborne polyurethane with the sheen of your choice are applied to the floor. Your floors will now look amazing and will be ready for light foot traffic the same day! Heavy furniture can be replaced after 24 hours. This all happens without the huge mess and at a fraction of the cost of a full sanding!



Hardwood Services

Clean and Buff

Hardwood Floor Clean and Buff

If you have hardwood floors in your home, you're probably familiar with scratches and scuffs. Visible marks on your hardwood floors can be caused by all kinds of things, such as: shoes, moving furniture, drops, pet claws, etc. If these marks are left untreated for too long, it can leave your hardwood floors exposed and lead to future deterioration. To prevent this, AO Cleaning offers professional cleaning & buffing to help bring life back to your hardwood floors & conceal visible damage!

Using a powerful yet safe detergent we will power scrub your floors using professional equipment. The slurry of dirt is then extracted from the floors followed by a neutralizing rinse to get everything squeaky clean. Finally your floors are buffed out with our oscillating floor machine which brings back the natural luster. Your floors are now ready for immediate use. To maintain your floors we highly recommend a Deep Clean and Buff every 12-18 months.

Wax Removal

Hardwood Floor Wax Buildup Removal

Hardwood floor waxing is a great way to keep your hardwood floors protected from moisture and damage. However, because wax should be applied regularly, a wax build-up can occur and leave your floors looking dull and murky. If you or your housecleaning service has been applying layers of store bought polish to give your floors a shine you likely have a case of wax build-up. Wax removal can be time-consuming and labor-intensive. Save yourself the trouble and allow the trained professionals at AO Cleaning to handle all of your hardwood wax removal needs!

Using an acrylic emulsifier and our heavy duty equipment we will emulsify the wax back into a liquid, allowing us to fully extract it back off your floors. Next we use a product to neutralize the Ph of your floors. Depending on the condition of your floors we will then give a final buff out or proceed to our screening process. Our wax removal process can be used on solid hardwood, engineered hardwood, and luxury vinyl plank flooring. Once we remove the wax we will be sure to educate you further so your floors will never need our wax removal service ever again!

Screen & Recoat

Hardwood Floor Screen and Recoat

Have you noticed signs of wear and tear on your hardwood floors? If you have, it may be time to have your hardwood floors Screen & Redcoat by AO Cleaning! In order to avoid irreversible damage to your floors, you should have them recoated every 3-5 years. Whether you have solid hardwood or engineered hardwood flooring its “wear layer” needs occasional maintenance.

Over time foot traffic, micro-scratches, pets, and spills will begin to dull the appearance and diminish the protection it’s wear layer provides. Once the wear layer is gone your floors have no protection from damage and even the slightest bit of moisture could mean your floors need a full sanding. Having your floors screened and re-coated will return the finish to it’s original glory. Keep your hardwood floors looking great for as long as possible by giving us a call today!

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