If your house has original hardwood flooring that is 100+ years old, you may be trying to figure out how to restore it’s original beauty. When it comes to hardwood flooring, refinishing isn’t always the only option in getting floors that are beautiful. Mike’s Custom Flooring is here to share some tips to help you restore the original hardwoods found in your older home.
Rejuvenate Dull Hardwood Floors
A lot of the time, old hardwood floors start to look dull. This dull appearance is caused by dirt and dust that leaves fine scratches in the finish of the wood. Over time, it can cause the wood flooring to actually look dull. To get rid of this, there are many products that will help you polish out these small scratches and restore your old flooring.
Deep Clean Hardwood Flooring
Did you know that deep cleaning your old hardwood floors may be just the ticket to restoring them to original beauty? It is important to remember to use cleaning supplies that have been formulated specifically for hardwood flooring though. If you don’t, you could end up causing damage that cannot be reversed. Another good tool for deep cleaning is your vacuum. It will give you the ability to use attachments that will remove the dirt and dust in hard to reach areas like between floorboards. Steer clear of oil soaps as they will dull your floors.
Skip Sanding for a New Hardwood Floor Finish
There are several products out there that will allow you to install a new finish on your flooring without going through the sanding process. Many of these products will fill in superficial scratches that are unsightly as well. Some popular non-sanding products include: Minwax Hardwood Floor Reviver, Rust-Oleum Transformations and Rejuvenate Wood Floor Restorer.
How to Tell if Hardwood Floors Need to Be Refinished
If your wood is old enough, there may be no quick fix to get the finish you want. To completely restore your old hardwood flooring, you may have to refinish it. Some people think they want to tackle this job themselves, but if you don’t have training in refinishing hardwoods, you could end up damaging these beautiful original hardwood floors beyond repair. You will need the help of someone that has experience with old, original hardwood flooring to get the best results.
Filling Gaps in Hardwood Floors
During the refinishing process, you may find that there are several areas in your old hardwood flooring that have gaps. The best time to fix the gaps in your hardwood is during the summer when the humidity is the highest. Once the floors have been sanded, the most effective method is trowel filling to remove any unwanted gaps.
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If you are looking for a company that will help you refinish your original hardwood flooring, Mike’s Custom Flooring is the right choice. We have extensive experience in restoring old flooring. We will make your old flooring shine again. Call us today!