Floors looking a little shabby lately? A few scratches here, a few chips there… When your floors start to show signs of aging, but you don’t want to completely replace them, you have a few options. Sometimes, you can get away with a quick cleaning, but most times your floor will require a refinish to make it look good as new again. Refinishing the wood can show its original appearance and shine, change its color or finish, or blend it with newly added wood. So, how do you know when it’s time for a refinish?
First, you’ll want to take a close look at your floors and examine to what extent your floors are damaged. If you’re only seeing a faded finish and a few light surface scratches, you may be in luck! You can probably get away with simply screening the floor. This would entail removing the top layer of finish and applying a new coat. This is a quick way to revitalize the look of your floors. However, if your floors reflect much more than minor wear, such as warped, sagging or splitboards, water damage, and deep scratches, you may even be looking at a full replacement. For a refinish, you’ll want to be somewhere in between. The most common signs that your floor could use a refinishing is scratches, dullness, and discoloration. As always, consult a professional to make sure you are choosing the right method.
At Central Mass Hardwood, we provide dust-free sanding to remove your existing finish. We then apply 3 to 4 coats of oil or water based polyurethane, finishing off with a buff to clean your floor. With our seamless process, your floors will look brand new in no time. Contact us today to request a free estimate!