Hardwood floors are a beautiful addition to any home but you need to take care of them to ensure that they last. Nothing is worse than having to replace the floors prematurely. You want them to last and there is a great way to do that; hardwood floor refinishing. This is a process where a professional comes out and removes all the old clear coat, stains and re-seals your floors. This will leave the hardwood floors looking just like new and you can even change the color if you so desire. It is quite an intensive process so there is a lot that you need to know before you have your floors refinished.
Mike’s Custom Flooring Lists What You Need to Know About Refinishing Your Hardwood Floors
Hardwood Floors Need Sanding: The hardwood floors have to be sanded down. When the flooring is manufactured the planks are often real wood that has been stained and sealed to add color to the wood as well as a protectant layer. They can withstand quite a bit of wear and tear but at some point they will be worn enough that they lose their nice, clean and shiny look. If you want change the look or have them refinished they have to be sanded down. If you attempt this process on your own, you could take them down too much which can ruin them. Even if you are able to get the right amount sanded down, you will soon realize the amount of dust that you now have to deal with. This is a process best left to a professional like Mike’s Custom Flooring that has a process and system to catch the dust as we go and minimize dust levels in your home.
How Long Do Refinished Hardwood Floors Take?: Once you decide that you want to have your hardwood floors refinished and you realize that it is too hard to do on your own, you need to hire a professional. Once you have hired a professional you need to be prepared to give the workers the space and time necessary to complete the job. The average hardwood floor refinishing time at Mike’s Custom Flooring is three days for a natural finish and four days for staining and polyurethane. Most often, two coats of commercial-grade, oil based polyurethane are applied and 24 hours is necessary between each coat. If more coats are applied, obviously the duration time is extended.
You Can Change the Color of Hardwood Floors When Refinishing: When you realize that you are ready to have your floors refinished you have some decisions to make. The most important is what professional hardwood floor refinishing company are you going to use. After you have hired a professional, you can consider the color of the floors that you have and check a new color option out. It is a great time to redesign the room or the house and go with a darker or even a lighter stain. Make sure that you consult with the professional to make sure that the new color you choose will work well on the sanded down wood!