All wood floors require a finish to protect against wear and tear.
There are several flooring services that will restore your flooring and maintain its value for years to come.
Hardwood should be re-coated every year to extend the life of your floor.
"Re-coating" is the process of scuffing the top layer of polyurethane and then recoating with a new layer of finish.
Recoating will remove:
- Minor surface scratches
- Dirt that has penetrated the finished surface
There is a wide variety of floor finishes to choose from. The most practical and popular are urethanes or polyurethanes because they form a water-resistant protective layer on the wood surface."Buff and Coat" is another term used to describe the hardwood floor re-coating process.
The buff and coat process will remove:
- Light scratching
- Minor imperfections
"Buff and Coat" is a popular service because it is the least expensive and quickest way to restore a floor without sanding. However, a "Buff and Coat" is not always a possibility depending on the damage."Refinishing" hardwood floors is the process of sanding and finishing with multiple coats over a series of days.
Professional floor sanding equipment removes the previous finish and exposes bare wood. Depending on a floor’s thickness and treatment history, it can be sanded around 4-6 times in its lifetime.Hardwood floors can be refinished every 7-10 years.
If your hardwood floor has gaps or warping, or you would like to change the color, refinishing will be needed.
All floors and finishes have their own innate characteristics and appearance. It is important to discuss options with an expert like Above All Flooring to find the right type that will protect and prolong the life of your floors.If you are unsure about your flooring damage and would like to discuss options, please feel free to contact us for a free estimate.