Regardless of the type of property, hardwood floors are always an asset. Not only do they provide a warm feeling but they increase the property value and contribute to its beauty. Although wood floors have a long lifespan, over time they deteriorate. This process is even faster in areas with harsh weather or under certain conditions of usage. Adequate maintenance is then essential to keep them in good shape, but in the end, a hardwood floor refinishing process may be necessary. Nevertheless, and more likely, damages are not that severe and a simple hardwood floor repair rather than a complete refinishing treatment would suffice.
To decide what your floors need, you would have to pay attention to certain signs that may be indicating whether your floors need professional attention or not. Below you will find a list of the more common ones:
You must remove the layer of protective coating before you can do any hardwood floor repair. Scratches are more likely to be embedded in the floor’s surface, so, after removing the coating, the hardwood floor refinishing specialists will sand off the old finish’s top layer, prime the surface and then reapply a generous coating of a premium hardwood finish.
Since wood is water-sensitive, any excess moisture could be detrimental to the durability of your floors. Any spill or leaks that cause the water to accumulate on the floors, should be promptly addressed. Wipe up the spills and get the leaks repaired before the damage worsens. If your flooring has water damage, you should sand the affected floor and then complete the hardwood floor refinishing process. Taking care of the problem promptly will save you money, as the sanding and refinishing processes are only useful in cases where the damage is not that serious and the floor is just stained.
Stains can ruin your hardwood floors, and since it is practically impossible to avoid them, it’ll come a time when your floors will show many stains. Overstaining calls for hardwood floor refinishing. Before you get to that point, stains can be removed with common cleaning products.
When any portion of your wood floor is affected by water damage, it may begin to look gray. This is because your wood’s polyurethane coating has worn off, resulting in the blackening of the wood. Getting hardwood floor refinishing done as soon as possible, can stop irreparable harm and preserve your home’s value.
Homes with little natural light are ideal for hardwood floors. Sunlight discolors wood and this calls for restaining, which helps but doesn’t solve the issue. Hardwood floor refinishing is your only alternative in this situation to sort the issue out.
It’s not easy to determine whether your flooring needs to be refinished. To complete the process successfully, skilled staff and top-quality materials are required. Solid Flooring Inc. has a professional and knowledgeable staff of hardwood flooring contractors that are up to the task. Contact us to learn more about the other services we provide, such as vinyl floor and laminate floor installation.