There are many benefits of hardwood floors. They look great and can last for many years if they are taken care of correctly. Hardwood floors can start to lose its luster and start to look dull. This can happen faster is if there is lots of foot traffic or you have pets running around. Failure to take care of your hardwood floors may have you covering them up with area rugs or carpet and can be quite a shame. If you aren’t as thrilled with your hardwood floors as you once were, there’s good news! Your hardwood floors can be restored and come out of hiding. The refinishing process will have your floors looking like the day they were first installed and can protect them for years to come!
How to Keep Hardwood Floors Looking New
There are things you need to do to keep your hardwood floors looking great. Finishing products need to be applied to protect them from regular use. When floors are refinished, the top layer of the finishing product is removed through a sanding process. The sanding process reveals the bare floor and a new layer is applied to make them look like new. Your floors may not have a finish applied, but it will still need to be sanded to ensure a complete bond. You can’t just put a finishing product over it.
Hardwood Floor Recoating VS Refinishing
If most of the floor still has its finish and that damage hasn’t gone through the top layer it can be re-coated instead of refinished. Wood floors can only be refinished if they aren’t excessively damaged. Refinishing won’t make broken planks disappear, fill in deep gouges or make buckled boards straight again. The only option here is to replace damaged wood flooring before you can apply any finish.
Is the Hardwood Floor Refinishing Process Worth It?
Yes! It will restore your floors and help them stand up to future wear and tear. Ignoring the refinishing process will leave you with floors that become damaged and planks may need to be replaced. This is more expensive than having your floors refinished when needed. Think of your hardwood floors like a car. Maintaining a car will prevent breakdowns and expensive repairs and it will last longer. It’s not necessary to refinish an entire room if you find a few deep scratches. Save your money and wait until you notice more damage or there is more wear and tear over larger areas of the flooring. Hardwood refinishing is not as easy as it looks. It takes time, effort and a level of experience and expertise. The best step you can take is to call a flooring contractor in to do it. The job will get done faster and with better results than any proficient amateur. The pros can also keep a large mess to a minimum!
Hardwood Floor Refinishing & More in Van Nuys, North Hollywood, Northridge & Greater Los Angeles, California
When your floors look amazing, you can show them off to your friends and family. If your floors are looking a little worse for wear, contact Eco Clean Carpet Cleaning to have them refinished. Call us today to make an appointment.