Express Refinishing can handle all your needs around hardwood refinishing in Denver metro. Hardwood floors can transform any home into a cozy, beautiful space. However, unless they are properly maintained, their beauty can quickly disappear behind scratches, scuffs and unsightly marks. Refinishing hardwood floors is the ultimate way to elevate the look of your home and give it the character you want.
Do Your Floors Need Cleaning or Refinishing?
Sometimes beneath a dull hardwood floor is a lot of dust that just needs sweeping and vacuuming instead of an entire refinishing project. If this is your situation, you can deep clean your hardwood floor by sweeping off the dust using a soft bristled broom, then vacuuming any specks of dust left. This should unveil a relatively decent luster that you can mop to perfection using a cleaner and micro cloth.
If all the deep cleaning does not reveal the shiny exterior you are after, then hardwood floor refinishing is your best solution.
Refinishing Your Hardwood Floors
Your hardwood refinishing project will depend on the extent of the damage on your floor. Floors with few marks on the surface can be revived with a polyurethane re-coating touch up job. However, for damaged floors, these four steps are necessary:
1. Sand off the old wood
This is the hardest and most important part of refinishing hardwood floors. The focus here is on making sure that the floor is well evened out by using the proper sandpaper and operating sander correctly.
Should the floor have nicks and gouges after all the sanding, it must be patched up with wood putty to give it a completely even surface. Once the wood putty is dry, the floor is smoothed using fine sandpaper and vacuumed to ensure it is clean. A cloth is then used to wipe off all dust particles on the floor, walls and moldings.
Ideally sealing the floor should be done immediately after dusting. This will result in a clean coat of sealer without any dust residues. One can either choose polyurethane, varnish or penetrating sealer depending on the gloss levels and the color of floors desired. Although polyurethane gives off the shiniest gloss and can withstand high traffic, it is the hardest to spot-repair. On the other hand, penetrating sealer is the least durable but is the easiest to spot-repair.
When the sealer dries up, the floor is buffed using fine steel wool. This is followed by a round of vacuuming and dusting. At this point, either water-based or oil-based finish is applied. Once the coats are completely dry, the final coat is applied. This must dry for at least 24 hours before moving any furniture is placed in the room.
Inevitably, undertaking hardwood floor refinishing in Denver CO can be a daunting and time-consuming task. This is why Express Refinishing experts are readily available to handle it for you. Contact us today for your free estimate on our hardwood refinishing service.