Hardwood floor refinishing is a perfect
service for restoring worn or damaged hardwood, bringing these
surfaces back to a like-new appearance. It alleviates the need to
replace your flooring and can help these materials give you an entire
lifespan that can surpass 100 years or more. It is also a great way
to change your flooring look if you want to match an existing trend
or décor change, so read along for more information.
If you have noticed your hardwood
flooring has started to show signs of wear with scuffs, scratches, or
fading, it is likely time to refinish the surface. This not only
enhances the appearance of your floors but also ensures they will
continue to function and perform as they should. Leaving your
surfaces worn and open to continued wear could cause an ongoing
breakdown of the wood and a premature need to replace the materials.
Sanding floors is the first step in the
refinishing process once you determine the need and the areas
affected. The sanding strips away decades of damage, leaving you with
a brand new layer of wood with no signs of wear at all. This is where
the actual refinishing takes place.
If you would like to change to a new
stain color, this is the time to do it, and you have plenty of
options to choose from. You can also change your finish type,
especially if your high-gloss choice showed too many scratches and
scuffs too soon. To hide these longer, ask about a finish
wire-brushed, hand-scraped, or vintage, which may even save you more
time before you will need to refinish them again.