Over the years, a hardwood floor can take a lot of wear and tear that causes it to lose its finish. If your hardwood floors have lost their initial luster, consider refinishing them. Refinishing a hardwood floor can be a cost efficient method of restoring your hardwood floors to their former glory without the price tag of completely replacing them. Here are a few tips that will make the refinishing process easier:
- Assess the current condition of your hardwood floor – Knowing the age and total thickness of your hardwood floors, the last time it was sanded and what kind of finish was applied is extremely helpful in preparing to refinish your Baltimore hardwood floor. These factors contribute to the amount of work that would need to be done in order to refinish the hardwood floor itself.
- Do the neccesary prep work – Even when calling in a professional (such as the professionals at JKE Hardwood Flooring), doing the prep work yourself can save money by having the Baltimore hardwood floor prepared for refinishing. Get rid of any old flooring and adhesives that may be stuck to the floor. Use chemical strippers that are specially designed to remove adhesives and take off the old flooring. Check for any nails or missing boards and apply wood putty to any cracks in your Baltimore hardwood floor.
- Check for deep dents and scratches – Your hardwood floor may have multiple deep dents or scratches that affect the quality and finish. Some deep dents and scratches can be fixed and some may require the floor boards to be replaced. Identifying these problem areas can help you point your hardwood professional in the right direction when it comes to refinishing your Baltimore hardwood floor.
John K. Eareckson & Co. is Your Baltimore Hardwood Floor Company
At John K. Eareckson & Co., we pride ourselves on providing the best quality and craftsmanship in the Baltimore-Washington area, from custom hardwood installation, repairs, and refinishing. Let us help you enjoy the spring time a little more.
If you have any questions about Refinishing Your Hardwood Floors, please contact John K. Eareckson & Co. by calling 410-788-4200 or visit JKEHardwoodFlooring.com today for a free quote regarding any of your hardwood flooring needs. You can also follow us on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter!
Source: Tips and Tricks for Refinishing a Hardwood Floor, RealEstate.com