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Why SVB Wood Floors Look So Good

SVB Wood Floors Overland Park

When you’ve been installing wood floors in Kansas City for as long as we have at SVB Wood Floors, you get really good at it. Since 2003 we have been perfecting our craft and we can assure you that our floors don’t look good by accident. You might think that it all starts with our tried and true 5-step wood floor installation process, but you’d be wrong. It starts way before that. It starts with a dedication to quality.

Quality Products

Bona's dustless sanding SVB Wood Floors in Kansas City.From our BONA dustless sanding equipment to our stains and finishes, everything we use on your floors, whether we are repairing, refinishing, or installing new hardwoods, is from a manufacturer we trust. We know the results we expect and where to find the products that deliver those results.


At SVB Wood Floors, we take great pride in the work we do. Our installers aren’t just employees, they are craftsmen who have an eye for detail and a passion for perfection. The SVB team holds multiple certifications with the NWFA for installation, sanding and finishing, sales advising, environmental awareness, and craftsman degrees.


Because our crews are experienced, when it comes to customizing your wood floor, there’s nothing we can’t do. From adding beautiful wood inlays, medallions, and borders, to combining wood and tile, to intricate designs, whatever you can dream up, we can make it happen.

No Subcontractors…Ever

We wouldn’t trust our hard-earned excellent reputation to a bunch of subcontractors. At SVB, we hire and train all of our craftsmen. Our crews are licensed, trained, skilled, and insured. You can rest assured that your hardwood floors are installed by skilled professionals. All of our trusted technicians are in-house, uniformed personnel. On top of that, they have your best interest in mind and will conduct themselves in a professional and respectful manner at all times.

Professional Associations

SVB Wood Floors Overland Park, NWFA logo

We are a proud member of the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA). Professional certifications matter and the NWFA is the most widely recognized and respected flooring association in the United States. Our membership and certification ensure SVB employees are knowledgeable on top flooring trends and installation practices.

After all that, then we employ our best practices like our 5-step installation process.

5-Step Wood Floor Installation Process

When it comes to staining and sealing our floors, at SVB we use an exclusive 5-step wood staining and floor finishing process for every installation:

1. Homeowner Preparation

When it comes time for installation, our process starts with our customers. We have found that good communication is the key to happy customers. We let you know what to expect, when to expect it, how long it will take and answer all of your questions upfront at our in-home consultation before we get started. We take great care to leave your home in perfect condition. This requires the furniture, drapery, and anything hanging on the walls to be removed by the homeowner before installation begins.

2. Sub-Floor Preparation

Before we begin laying any wood planks, we inspect the floor to find squeaks, low spots, and uneven seams then fix them by tightening from the sub-floor below. Then we sand the planks to an even plane. This creates the perfect foundation for your new floor – a smooth surface.

3. Dustless Wood Floor Sanding

After the floor is laid, we sand it. We use the BONA atomic dust containment system® which extracts 99% of dust into a sealed tube which is then carried to our trailer outside. There is no dust in your ductwork and no dust to ruin a perfect finish. It’s environmentally friendly too. The NWFA recommends making at least four passes with a sander, using a finer grit each time. SVB’s dustless sanding process begins with us typically using a 40 grit, then 60, 80, and finishing with 100 or 120 grit to get the floors smooth and ready for stain and sealant.

4. Custom Floor Staining

With our custom color process, we can create the exact color you choose for your wood floors. We test it on your floor so you can see it before we apply it. Once you are happy with the color, we apply the stain to the floor and install replacement base shoe for a completely finished look.

5. Three-Coat Floor Finish

Once the stain is dry, we use three coats of an environmentally safe, commercial-grade, water-based, fast-drying topcoat. The first coat seals. The second and third coats build thickness for years of durability. We screen, buff, and vacuum between coats for the absolute best results. Your floors will look incredible.

Our Reputation Is as Solid as Our Wood Floors

There you have it – our 5-step wood floor installation process. As you can see, we go to great lengths not only to build a reputation for quality, but to maintain it with every floor we install. You could trust someone else to install your wood floor, but with SVB, you get the peace of mind of over 20 years of experience and a company with a reputation for quality.

Come see our quality up close in our showroom in Grandview or give us a call at (913) 359-4157 or (816) 448-8400 or schedule an in-home consultation. Visit our website to learn more about our attention to detail and our commitment to quality.

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