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Wood Flooring Restoration


MARBLELIFE-CHICAGO (originally Bud’s Floors) has been sanding, refinishing and installing hardwood since the 1960s. That’s more than 50 successful years.


MARBLELIFE-CHICAGO’S experienced installers can install your pre-finished wood, ceramic, natural stone or LVT surfaces whether new construction or remodeling. In fact, for some of our clients, we did the installation in their home 6 or more owners prior – that is experience.


We can professionally stain wood floors any color from neutral to true black enabling you to update or restore as necessary, and then protect them with a finish that allows you to dial in your shine from matte to satin to high gloss.


When floors lose their shine – understanding the ‘why’ or the root cause is an important factor in minimizing the cost to restore them to their original condition. Causes can vary from inappropriate cleaners and build-up on the surface, to scuffs in the protective coating, to actual damage to the underlying wood.


Did you know that the leading wood cleaners incorporate wax as a means to help pop the shine? Unfortunately, over time that wax can build up trapping dirt and yellowing overtime. The good news is that we can remove that build-up and allow the original floor beauty to be seen again. If you are finding, you are having to work harder to clean and maintain your floor finish’s shine – let MARBLELIFE professionally clean your floors.

Then we will introduce you to MARBLELIFE WOOD CLEANER formulated to clean without use of waxes or oils.


Overtime everything wears. As soon as we begin walking on our new floors they are starting to wear.

For lightly worn floors where the bulk of the wear is within the protective finish, MARBLELIFE-CHICAGO can provide a screen and re-coat service that in most cases can be completed in a 1-day. The result, is a fresh, restored, easy to clean new floor appearance you can be proud of once again.

Ideal treatment prior to selling your home, but why not address it now so you can enjoy it yourself? As with all things, if you maintain your floors, and have then refinished when you begin to see a dull or worn area you can avoid the cost, disruption, and dust that can be associated with floor full-on sanding can be avoided. Floor sanding is only required when scratches have penetrated through the finish coating or the finish coating maintenance has been delayed so long that the protective coating has been worn through to allow the true wood surface to now be damaged. This is evident when we begin to see a change in color as the stain color can lighten the deeper into the wood one cuts. If you have dull spots, call us today, and let us restore your floor finish quickly and inexpensively.


For damaged, heavy wear or deep scratches we provide full sanding and restoration services. Generally, this means that the damaged area is lighter than the surrounding wood areas as damage has penetrated through the surface coating and stained portion of wood. Have no fear we can restore your damaged wood to their original glory, and have done so successfully for clients in Chicago for over 50-years.

Whether you are “installing new” or “restoring historic” turn to MARBLELIFE-Chicago and experience the confidence of working with a contractor that has been installing and caring for wood in Chicago for more than 50 years.


Did you know that the average American lives in their home for 7-years? That means that over our more than 50+ years experience here in Chicago we have serviced the same home for 6 to 7 owners. That is the type of experience MARBLELIFE Chicago brings to bear.

Most Chicago home owners will know us as Bud’s Flooring.

Over the years we have expanded our hard surface restoration expertise to include concrete, marble, granite, terrazzo, slate, ceramic, porcelain, vinyl and metal surfaces through strategic partnerships, acquisitions, and new product development. In each case, we have partnered with, acquired or developed leading edge technology that allows us to restore surfaces to better-than-new condition.

As such, we are happy to assist you with all your floor, counter and shower needs.

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