After a few years of regular foot traffic, the finish on any hardwood floor will begin to break down, lose its luster and be less effective at protecting the hardwood underneath. This can allow your floor to absorb moisture from spills, resulting in ugly stains and will eventually allow wear to occur directly to the wood surface. Once that damage begins, a complete refinishing job may become necessary.
To avoid that expense, we recommend our finish restoration services when your floors become dull. This procedure involves buffing or “screening” the surface to remove scratches and imperfections, then applying a new coat of polyurethane. The screening process is much less aggressive than sanding, and because it’s completely dustless, it requires far less preparation and cleanup time.
Restoration is considerably less expensive than refinishing, making it a significant investment in the life of your hardwood floors. If there are small areas of more severe damage to the wood, finish restoration can prevent any further damage to those areas until a full refinishing procedure can be done. It’s also a much safer process for engineered hardwood floors since there’s less chance of sanding through the thin veneer surface.
In cases where the assessment reveals that damage to your floors is too extensive to achieve satisfactory results, our expert floor technicians will recommend our refinishing services and offer a quote. Although refinishing is somewhat more time consuming and expensive, it’s the next best thing to a new floor. See our Hardwood Refinishing page for more information.
As with all of the services we offer for your hardwood floors, professional restoration performed by experts eliminates the time, effort and risk of performing these procedures yourself or hiring inexperienced help. Contact us today to find out how we can help you protect your investment in flooring!