One of the primary benefits of a hardwood floors is durability. Unlike other types of flooring, hardwood floors can be sanded & refinished in a very cost effective manner. Here are some examples that would prompt you to consider a sand & refinish project:
● Scratches (Surface & Deep)
● Spots (Dark & White)
● Discolored Wood
● Oil & Grease Stains
● Pet Stains & Odors
● Heel & Shoe Marks
According to the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) guidelines, 1/32″ of the hardwood floor can be minimized each time the floor is sanded. Also, a hardwood floor must have at least 1/32″ thick of hardwood layer above the tongue in order to maintain the stability of the tongue and groove joints.
Hardwood Floor Refinishing is a simple way to restore the fresh original appearance of your existing hardwood floor. At Premier Hardwood Flooring , we pride ourselves on our use of the most technologically advanced tools and methods. All wood floors are buffed, tacked, and vacuumed between finish applications, resulting in an evenly finished floor free of imperfections.
Our certified hardwood professionals are trained to identify if your hardwood floor can withstand a sand & refinishing project. If you have any questions or would like to speak with one of our Professional Consultants, please click CONTACT US
Maintain Hardwood Floor
Now that your hardwood floor has been revitalized and renewed, there are specific protocols to follow in order to guarantee the longevity of your new hardwood floor fininsh:
Do not use sheet vinyl or tile floor care products on wood floors. Self-polishing acrylic waxes cause wood to become slippery and appear dull quickly.
Use throw rugs both inside and outside doorways to help prevent grit, dirt and other debris from being tracked onto your wood floors. This will prevent scratching.
Do not wet-mop a wood floor. Standing water can dull the finish, damage the wood and leave a discoloring residue.
Wipe up spills immediately with a slightly dampened towel.
Do not over-wax a wood floor. If the floor dulls, try buffing instead. Avoid wax buildup under furniture and other light traffic areas by applying wax in these spots every other waxing session.
Put soft plastic or fabric-faced glides under the legs of furniture to prevent scuffing and scratching.
Avoid walking on your wood floors with cleats, sports shoes and high heels. A 125-pound woman walking in high heels has an impact of 2,000 pounds per square inch. An exposed heel nail from a shoe can exert up to 8,000 pounds per square inch. This kind of impact can dent any floor surface.
When moving heavy furniture, do not slide it on wood flooring. It is best to pick up the furniture completely to protect the wood flooring.
For wood flooring in the kitchen, place an area rug in front of the kitchen sink.
Use a humidifier throughout the winter months to keep wood movement and shrinkage to a minimum.