Hardwood flooring, as we all know, may last a lifetime. However, a lifetime of beauty and satisfaction does not come without some effort. Daily cleaning and polishing floors every few months are fantastic strategies to keep floors looking new, but refinishing your hardwood floors will ultimately be necessary.
Refinishing wood floors is a terrific way to extend the life of your flooring and is less expensive and safer for the environment than replacing it entirely. If you’re bored of the look of your floors and want to refresh them, you may refinish them to obtain a totally new look with a lot less effort and inconvenience.
What exactly is wood floor refinishing?
Refinishing hardwood floors is similar to resetting your floor. The finish is the topmost coating of a hardwood board. This finish acts as a protective barrier, preventing harm to the actual wood. When you refinish a wood floor, you fully remove the old finish and apply a new layer of finish. Minor scratches and dents can also be eliminated during the sanding process.
How frequently should I refinish my floors?
Depending on the thickness of the floor and the skill of the flooring professional, a floor can be sanded 4-6 times in its lifetime. Hardwood floors can be refinished every 7-10 years, so 4-6 refinishes are more than adequate.
How can I tell if my floors need to be refinished?
If your floors have any of the following problems, it’s time to think about refinishing them.
- Water harm
- Significant scrapes, dents, or gouges
- Sun fading and discoloration Stains are impossible to remove
- Refinishing floors to give them a fresh look
Refinishing flooring is a great way to change the color of your floors. While most refinishing operations simply remove and replace an old floor’s finish, refinishing can also remove an existing stain to recreate the look of the original hardwood floor. After removing the stain from the floor, you can refinish it with a variety of different treatments, based on your color, gloss, and even feel preferences. Explore our design collections for ideas.
When should I have my wood flooring refinished?
There is no such thing as a “optimal” time to refinish hardwood floors. You can refinish your floors as long as the temperature in your home is stable (65-75 degrees recommended) during the refinishing process and for the duration of the floor’s cure time. If you reside in a humid climate, you may want to wait till the weather is less humid.
Summer is a fantastic time to refinish flooring because many people leave the house for extended periods of time. Also, for less hassle and a safer process, request dust-free sanding and Bona stains, sealers, and finishes. You’ll also be able to return home sooner.
If you want to refinish your hardwood floors, call Pioneer Concepts LLC for expert assistance and beautiful results.