How to Give Your Hardwood Floor New Life

We all want our home to be beautiful and elegant. However, there are many times it will need maintenance and places like the walls, doors, windows and especially your floor will be areas that need attention. Unlike tiled floors, if you have a wooden floor you may want to consider hardwood floor refinishing so that it will look new.

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Many types of flooring can be found in homes. Some of the more commonly used ones are carpeting, tiles andhardwood. Each of these floors needs to be cleaned and regularly maintained if you want to have a healthy environment in the home. You need to be even more thorough if you have kids and pets at home. Since wood is prone to damages and scratches more, let us take a look at what you can do to give your hardwood floor a new life.

Refinishing your hardwood floor

Since wood easily scratches, you will soon find marks and lines everywhere. Even if you are careful, it will be difficult to avoid especially if you move furniture around and you have children. Refinishing is a process that takes off the top coating of the wood which also removes, stains and light scratches. After this is done, a new layer of protection is applied and once it has cured will look new.

There are two methods of refinishing wooden floors and deciding on one will depend on the depth of the scratches and how bad the stains are.

Sandless refinishing

This method is perfect if your floor has light blemishes and scratches. It is done by using a brush that will remove the top coating and any stains and chemicals for it. A new layer of the lacquer-like substance will be applied and once cured it will look beautiful.

Sanding method

aa05If your floor has seen many years of abuse, then sanding may be your only choice. This involves using a machine to take off the top layer permanently and also a light amount of the wood itself. Once complete, they will apply a varnish or UV coating, and also a curing solution that will protect the wood. The only disadvantage of this method is that it takes a lot of time and will create a lot of dust particles that are a result of the sanding. You will also not be able to use that room for a longer period.