Factors To Consider Before Refinishing Old Hardwood Floors

hardwood flooring refinishingRenewing your hardwood floors may be easier and cheaper that you initially thought. That is because you may not have to deal with sanding and staining your old hardwood floor just to unlock its beauty, especially if it is not damaged. To determine the best solution that will work best for your home, provided below are some important things you have to consider before staring your hardwood flooring refinishing project.

Is It Dull As Dirt?

We all know that dust and dirt can make any type of floor look dingy. However, you might be surprised to find out that when tracked, both can cause superficial scratches that can dull the floor’s surface. The good thing is restoring floors that are dirty and have lost their sheet can be relatively simple.

Deep Cleaning

Giving your floor a good deep cleaning might resort its former luster. You can start by sweeping the floors using a soft bristle broom. Don’t forget that stiff bristles can cause wood scratches on your floor’s surface. The next thing you have to do is vacuum your hardwood floor to get rid of hard to reach dirt in corners as well as floorboards. Then, mop using concentrated cleaner and a micro cloth. Never use vinegar, steam, water, and certain cleaners that produces suds to clean your hardwood floors. North Myrtle Beach Hardwood floors in areas in your home that receive high foot traffic might need a deep cleaning by a flooring professional. They usually use scrubbing machine that is made specifically to get rid of embedded dirt in hardwood floors.

Once this is done, you can keep your floors in good condition by cleaning the surface at least three times per week using a micro cloth or a vacuum. Deep clean the floor at least once a month and have it professional deep cleaned at least once a year.

DIY a New Finish Without Sanding

In case deep cleaning did not restore your wood floor’s original glow, you can give it a brand new fresh look without the need to sand or stain. You can find kits that include a semi glossy polyurethane finish without altering the color of your floor. It will take 24 hours to dry and about one or two weeks to cure. Please note that this stuff does not work well with waxed wood floors. You will also find products that can restore your wood floor’s existing polyurethane finish. It provides a high gloss sheen that can last for six months. Lastly, you can also find products that is designed to restore previously seals old hardwood woods. They are available in both glossy and satin finishes.

If Refinishing Is The Best Option

Unfortunately, there are times when hardwood floors that need more than just quick fixes. Grimy, dry floors with wide gaps and deep scratches require hardwood flooring refinishing. This task is labor intensive and involves a lengthy process. If you are planning to DIY, you need to be knowledgeable about every step from sanding to staining.

If you want your hardwood floors to look great, you can find local flooring contractors like NMB Flooring Pros. Call us now if you want to know more.

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North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

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