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Hardwood Floor Refinishing in Apex, Cary, Raleigh, and Durham

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Lightning Clean Hardwood Floor Refinishing Cary, Raleigh, Durham and the Greater Triangle Area


Restore The Look of Your Wood-Flooring

With a deep clean or refinishing of your wood floor, you can restore your flooring to its former beauty.

Refinish Your Wood Floor Without Sanding

Our Orbital machines can deep clean your wood floors to restore the luster, shine and natuaral beauty of your wood floors without the expense and hassle of resanding.

Add Extra Value To Your Home

Restoring the wood floors in your home can potentially increase your home value by the thousands. Deep cleaning or refinishing of your wood flooring is an investment into your home.

Have you noticed signs of wear and tear on your hardwood floors?

If you have, it may be time to have your hardwood floors cleaned, buffed, and refinished by Lightning Clean. In order to avoid a major disruption by having to fully sand your hardwood floors (i.e. high cost, creates incredible amounts of dust in your home causing you to move out for a few days) you should have them refinished every other year depending on how much traffic your floors endure. Keep your hardwood floors looking great for as long as possible by giving us a call today! We’re here to help for all your hardwood floor refinishing needs.

Hardwood Floor Cleaning and Buffing


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, Lightning Clean offers professional cleaning and buffing to help bring life back to your hardwood floors and conceal visible damage. That’s why it’s recommended that your hardwood floors be professionally cleaned and polished periodically. With a deep clean you can restore your hardwoods to their former beauty.

One Day Hardwood Floor Screen and Recoat

Screen and Recoat is the best kept secret in the hardwood flooring industry. But it shouldn’t be because it can save you time and money over the life of your floor. A “screen and recoat” is a part of the regular maintenance for hardwood floors that have been finished with polyurethane. It is important to screen your floors at least once every other year in order to avoid needing full sanding. Screen and recoat are done in one day! We remove the old polyurethane coating with a screen, just like a floor sander but using a screen.  We remove all residue from the floors to make sure they are thoroughly cleaned before the recoating process. We then would apply 2 new polyurethane coatings to get a nice, smooth finish.

A screen and recoat is not recommended for floors…

  • that have been finished with waxes (including acrylic products such as Mop & Glo), or maintained with silicon cleaners or oil soaps.
  • with hard finishes like aluminum oxide.
  • that are engineered floors, laminate floors, or vinyl floors.

If you have any questions about your hardwood floors, we’d love to help. Call today for a free assessment and quote. We may be able to save your investment with a screen and recoat and you’ll avoid expensive sanding repairs. Call 919-907-2321 for more information.

Hardwood Floor Old Wax Removal

Hardwood floor protection is a great way to keep your hardwood floors protected from moisture and damage. Protectors should be applied regularly; unfortunately, store-bought wax products can cause build-up and leave your floors looking dull and murky after a short time. Wax removal can be time-consuming and labor-intensive. Save yourself the trouble and allow the trained professionals at Lighting Clean to handle all of your hardwood wax removal needs.

Once the area has been prepared, we use a three-step wax removal process to clean, rinse and polish your hardwood floor. Our machine’s rotary brush and self-contained extraction system removes dirt and grime – without making a mess! The cleaning process is then repeated with a neutralizer to restore the pH of the wood, as well as remove any contaminants left on the floor. Finally, an application of a satin or gloss coating restores the shine and beauty to your floors. When you have Lightning Clean remove wax from your hardwood floors your hardwoods will look like new!

Lightning Clean provides “transformational cleaning” with our state-of-the-art equipment to offer you the best possible cleaning results for all your hardwood flooring needs. We are a locally owned and operated small business and have been serving the triangle area for more than 3 years now. We are certified with Basic Coatings wood refinishing classes.




The “Check It Off Your List” Plan

Step One

Schedule a Cleaning online, or give us a call and we’ll be happy to answer any questions.

Step Two

We will deep clean your carpet, upholstery, or tile and grout.

Step Three

“Check it off your list,” relax and enjoy your clean space!

Uli Gradinger

Our Guarantee To You!

We provide “transformational cleaning” with our state-of-the-art equipment to offer you the best possible cleaning results. As a smaller family-owned business, as opposed to a large franchise cleaning company, we can take the necessary time to make sure the job gets done right. We’ll never try to upsell you but instead will work hard to put a smile on your face and earn your ongoing business.

Ulrich 'Uli' Gradinger

Owner, Lightning Clean Carpet

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Based on 29 reviews.
Ana De la Joya
Ana De la Joya
Uli was great. He came on time and did the job fast. We cleaned 3 rugs and an ottoman. He was the cheapest quote by far that I got when I was shopping around to get this done. I read his reviews online and I was not disappointed. Very happy with the results.
Cp Ana
Cp Ana
Great Fast Professional Service we love our carpets
Darcy Alban
Darcy Alban
Uli was professional, courteous, and thorough. He was meticulous in his work, and our upholstery, large rug, and carpets look great.
Saddie Lowry
Saddie Lowry
Very professional and reliable service.
Eboni Brickhouse
Eboni Brickhouse
Scott Dewey
Scott Dewey
I had the carpets cleaned at my office after a number of years wear and they came out looking great. They were fast to respond to my request and quick in getting the job done.
Alan Houfek, DC
Alan Houfek, DC
Uli was very thorough in his work. He took the initiative to clean a few upholstered chairs that also had stains on them, something we didn't even expect! I would definitely recommend his to other businesses in the area.
Scottie Gardner
Scottie Gardner
You can get your carpet clean, or you can get it Lightning Clean! You can't go wrong working with Uli on all your carpet cleaning needs!
Jaylene Bair
Jaylene Bair
We had the carpets in our office cleaned before fully moving into the space. Uli was through and did a great job! Being able to clean the carpets instead of replacing them saved us about 6k, so we were extremely happy. Highly recommend!
Jeffrey White
Jeffrey White
Great experience with Uli and Lightning Clean Carpet. I was kinda worried as we had several spots from cat vomit on the carpet, which we’d unsuccessfully treated many times. I was new to the encapsulation technique, but Uli explained how it worked... and I’d be hard-pressed to go back to wet methods. We had our floor back within an hour with no signs of moisture. We were able to move furniture and get back to normal within an hour and a half... compared to 24 hours that we were thinking we’d have to wait with a wet wash. Uli is a total pro - polite, accommodating, and not disruptive. A very pleasant experience and we’ll definitely be back. Also appreciated the precautions he took for Covid-19 safety, keeping distance and keeping the process contactless.