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Why is Hardwood Floor Refinishing Not A DIY Job?

Posted by on August 7, 2013

When you need to refinish your wood floors, it can be an intimidating task. It’s not a do-it-yourself job. Damaged wood flooring can devalue your home.

If you need to tackle damage wood flooring immediately, John K. Eareckson Hardwood Flooring is here to provide you a few important tips about refinishing wood floors.

Old wooden floors are often plagued with discoloration, dents and scratches. These flooring conditions are not acceptable and floor refinishing needs to be addressed as soon as possible.

Even before the sanding process occurs, you need to know whether the wood has been sanded too many times before. Orbital sander works best for sanding and sander needs to be moved at all time to prevent uneven surfaces.

After sanding, staining must happen. One coat of stain is preferred over two coats, because two coats applied have the potential to allow spots to absorb more into wood floors. Two coats also require the use of an oil-based stain that takes longer to dry. A stain should not be too dark as well.

Lastly, polyurethane must be applied. It is important to know that polyurethane coating will bubble if hair and dust particles are concealed on the floor.

Never replace your furniture on the flooring before the polyurethane is fully cured. Oil based polyurethane takes roughly a week to dry and water based polyurethane takes about half that time.

To have your wood floors refinished properly, hire John K. Eareckson Hardwood Flooring. Learn more about refinishing and hardwood floor maintenance by reading America’s (Hardwood Floors) Most Wanted: Spills and Sun Exposure.

If you have any questions, please contact John K. Eareckson & Co. by calling 410-788-4200 or today!

John K. Eareckson & Co. is a premier installer and refinisher of hardwood floors in the Baltimore / DC metro region. If new floors are your dream, we can make those dreams come true…for less than you might imagine. Jno. K. Eareckson & Co. will provide the best quality, craftsmanship, and customer service around.

“After all, you are walking on our reputation.”

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