Many older houses with worn-out hardwood floors that were originally built are now exhibiting their age. If this is occurring to your hardwood floor, you might be unsure about whether to completely resurface it or just give the wood a fresh coat of paint. Resurfacing and refinishing are frequently used interchangeably. They do, however, mean slightly different things. The contractors at Gordon James know how to highlight the natural beauty of hardwood flooring. Consult the following article to understand more about the fundamentals of each technique and how it differs from one another before watching our gallery, “Medina Masterpiece,” which includes images of a hardwood floor that has been refurbished.
What is the distinction?
The process of refinishing include sanding the floor’s top layer and covering the preexisting wood with new stain and lacquer. Your floor can be restored to its former gleam and newness with just a drum sander, stain, and lacquer. You can attempt to refinish yourself, but getting it done professionally is likely to make you feel the most delighted.
Your floor needs to be resurfaced in many ways than just by applying varnish on top. It can be necessary to remove old flooring, smooth out uneven boards, and re-nail wood planks. This procedure takes longer and costs more money because it calls for the purchase of lumber, wood-grinding machinery, a nail gun, a power saw, and other specialized gear.
Which is Ideal for Me?
Scuff marks and discolouration on your floor can be removed by refinishing it. All that is required is a light sanding and a couple fresh coats of stain and lacquer if the planks are generally even and smooth. On the other hand, a complete resurfacing may be the best option if your floor displays several of the following symptoms:
Noticeably twisted, bowed, water-damaged, or rotten flooring
Some or all of the boards still have an ugly or inconsistent tint after sanding.
There are holes, fissures, or missing parts in some or all of the boards.
There are no nails in the floorboards.
If you merely apply a coat of stain and lacquer to a floor that needs resurfacing, it will still seem quite drab. Another do-it-yourself alternative is to layer hardwood-style laminate flooring over an existing floor, but laminate doesn’t have the same depth and richness as properly maintained wood.