An excellent investment to most homes is upgraded hardwood floors. Hardwood floors increase home value. They are sturdy, fit into most interior designs and are offered in a variety of colors, sheens, and textures. With their advantages, the fair amount of maintenance involved is relatively simple as many come to rely on the sturdiness they provide. However, maintenance is required where solid wood floors will need to be sanded down and refinished from time to time. You can potentially cause more harm than good since most DIY projects involve improper sanding and is a very messy process. To ensure quality, it is best done with an experienced professional, unless you have experience when it comes to the refinishing process. When the hardwood floors could use refinishing services however, most homeowners do not realize it. Today, we at Mike’s Custom Flooring would like to take the opportunity to share a few red flags when the floor needs refinishing.
Worn Hardwood Floors Showing Scratches
Sometimes the wear isn’t always obvious, such as discoloration, as well as noticing the scuffs and scratches when the light reflects off the surface on the right angles. With excess foot traffic over time and the use harsh chemical cleaners that are inappropriately used, the finish wears down. With a refinishing service, these unsightly blemishes are easily repaired. The top layer flaws and original finish is removed as the surface is sanded away before a new application of the finish is applied. The wood floors are susceptible to the elements and further damage without the full coverage of the finish.
Hardwood Floor Discoloration
Discoloration, as mentioned, is a major indicator that your floors need to be refinished, even if there are no other signs of wear. Generally caused by the sun’s UV rays or moisture damage, the dull, faded discoloration is not always noticeable until furniture or rugs are moved. Stains from spills can also be remedied with sanding and refinishing. To help avoid these issues install window treatments and/or area rugs and make certain to repair any moisture issues as well as immediately cleaning up any spills.
Excessive Hardwood Floor Damage
In some cases, a refinishing is not enough to restore the wood floor and will need repairs or even replacements. When the floorboards curl, bend, decay, or show other indications of severe damage, you will need more than refinishing. Damaged floorboards cannot be refinished and the longer they are neglected, the worse the problems will be. Keep in mind that minor floorboard replacements or repairs can call for a whole refinishing to ensure the finish is even.
Hardwood Floor Cleaning VS Refinishing
Keep in mind there are instances where it you may only require a deep cleaning, such as when you notice that the wood floor has lost a bit of luster and shine. To return the shine utilize specific cleaning products to your wood floor and follow the label’s directions or you can hire a professional.
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Call Mike’s Custom Flooring should you have signs that point to a refinishing service or the need to have hardwood floors require replacing and repairs or just the refinishing, our team of experts can ensure your wood floors are properly refinished. Contact us today!