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Walk confidently on decades of experience.

Our Services

Whether you are looking to redo old floors or switch from carpet to hardwood, we can guarantee you will love the look and charm of classic floors. Hardwood floors never seem to go out of fashion and add a real value to your home. When you look to sell your home, as our testimonials can attest, our hardwood floors make finding a buyer much easier.

Are you looking to move into a new home and want floors to match the new home feel? Or maybe you’re going through a home renovation — either way, we’re here to help! We sand, stain, refinish, and repair your old floors to make them look brand new. We are honest with what flooring can be redone and what flooring needs to be replaced completely or by board.

Wood flooring is just the cornerstone of a beautifully furnished home. We also work with wood molding, trims, stairs and railings, wood floor leveling, custom borders and more. If it’s wood related, we can do it.

Beautiful wood flooring doesn’t have to be limited to just inside your house. We also handle outdoor deck refinishing and repairs, so you can feel proud of what you walk on inside and out.

Why Cornell’s Floor Sanding?

Decades in the Industry

Since launching in 1990, over three decades ago, we’ve seen it all. Whether its 100 year old flooring that needs restoration or a new restaurant that requires rustic floors, we’ve done it and we’ve done it well. We are confident and honest no matter the condition, and our quality doesn’t change with how easy or difficult the job is.

Even with our decades of experience, there are still new developments happening in the flooring industry every year. Cornell’s Floor Sanding, Inc. is always in the process of seeking the most up to date methods of floor care available so we can learn and implement the greatest techniques to serve our customers.

Understanding Customer Needs

If you already have a vision of your dream floors, we are ready to make that dream a reality. However, if this might be your first time getting hardwood floors — we understand making a big purchase like this can be daunting. So we work to make the process as seamless as possible and leave you feeling ecstatic about your new floors. We’ll guide you in choosing the right wood type, perform stain samples, recommend wood finishes based on the room traffic, and more until you are 100% confident in the investment you’re about to make.

And after the contracted job is done, we are happy to provide any flooring maintenance advice to make sure your floors stay looking like new years after our job is done. 

Quality Assurance

We did the floors in our home and just how we want only quality work in our home, we understand that our customers expect the same.  We stand 100% behind the work that we do, and our job isn’t finished until our customers are fully satisfied with the work that we have done. Our business would not have lasted without the many satisfied customers over the years. 

Relationships with other Craftsmen

Our bread and butter is hardwood flooring, but through so many years in business we’ve developed strong relationships with other craftsmen that are experts in their field, just like we are in flooring. If you’re looking to do a complete remodel and are not sure who to trust for the other work, we can offer our trusted recommendations. We do not get any kickbacks from recommending a company. We do it simply because we trust the craftsmen and want you to love your new home.

Cornell installing hardwood flooring in 1991

Family Owned & Operated Since 1990

For over 30 years, flooring, carpentry, restoration, and remodeling has been our business. We intended for Cornell’s Floor Sanding Sanding, Inc.  to be a local floor sanding company, hence the company name. Soon after being established we experienced rapid growth simply by being willing to accept new challenges. Within a year, besides sanding and installing hardwood floors, we started handling wood molding, trims, stairs and railings, deck sanding/repair, wood floor leveling, restoring existing floors, custom borders  and much more. 

Though much has changed since we started, the one thing that has remained constant is our commitment to embodying our family-owned and operated status — which for us means remaining unwavering in our strong work ethic. We would be honored to hear from you and to have the opportunity to show you how we’ve remained in business and thrived for so long.

It’s been a pleasure serving the Chicagoland area for over half our lives, and we’re excited to see where the Lord leads the future of the company!

Respectfully yours – Cornel & Mirela Birsan

What Our Customers Say

the house has just been sold, and part of the reason is the excellent job you guys did on the floor

You put in a new floor and refinished some older floors in my fathers’ house in Glenview. Well, the house has just been sold, and part of the reason is the excellent job you guys did on the floor. In my side jobs I have been to a lot of different houses — some very large and expensive ones on the North Shore — many had floors that were shoddy in comparison. Before the house was sold I was looking at the detail with the moldings and edges and couldn’t find any imperfections. Thanks for doing such a great job and I’ll be sure to recommend your work to anyone who asks.
Dave S.,

100 year old floor that needed to be taken apart […] flawless job!

We had a 100 year old floor that needed to be taken apart and then reconfigured after some remodeling. Most contractors said it couldn’t be done because of the floor’s age. Cornell’s Floor Sanding was up to the challenge. They were extremely prompt and professional. They did a flawless job and the floor now looks brand new. I give them the highest possible recommendation.
Ken W.,

wonderful to work with and did flawless work

They did such a beautiful job refinishing my friend’s hardwood floors that I hired them to do my whole house, too. They also re-tiled a bathroom. They were wonderful to work with and did flawless work. Highly recommend.
Kristen O.,
Park Ridge

we are very happy with our decision to have gone with Cornell’s for this job!

Estimate was professionally done by Cornell himself and he did a great job of making us feel at ease and comfortable with our decision to go with his company. Workers arrived exactly on time and did a great job with the refinishing of our floors. They finished the job when they said that they would and we are very happy with our decision to have gone with Cornell’s for this job!

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