Refinishing The Hardwood Floors In Your House

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Wood flooring can be a popular option for homes due to its activeness and overall durability. However, wood flooring can suffer color fading, discoloration, and scratches. When your hardwood floors encounter these issues, you should learn more about your options for correcting these problems.

Is It Necessary To Replace Wood Flooring That Has Become Stained Or Scuffed?

There are some individuals that may think that it will be necessary for them to replace any wood flooring that has become stained or even scuffed. This can lead to them potentially avoiding this type of restoration work due to assuming that they will have to invest in a total floor replacement. While this can seem like it would be the case, refinishing the floors can often be a sufficient option for fully restoring the look and appearance of your home's floors without having to resort to a total replacement. The resurfacing process of your wood flooring will involve sanding away the top layer of the flooring so that a fresh coat of stain and sealant can be applied to the floors.

Will You Have To Vacate During A Hardwood Flooring Refinishing Project?

In many instances, a homeowner may only have the flooring in one or two rooms resurfaced. During these projects, they may wonder whether or not it will be advisable for them to vacate the house during this work. While it is generally possible for individuals to remain in the home while a limited floor refinishing project is being completed, it can be advisable for them to vacate the structure. This is due to the powerful odors and a large amount of dust that may be created during the course of the refinishing project. As a result of these issues, individuals that stay in the home may experience allergy problems or other issues.

Is It Possible To Refinish Engineered Hardwood Flooring?

A homeowner may assume that it is typically only possible to resurface solid hardwood flooring. However, a person can still easily have their engineered hardwood flooring resurfaced. While it is possible to resurface engineered hardwood flooring, a person will want to be aware of the fact that they may be more limited in terms of the total number of times that they can resurface this material. This is largely a result of the fact that the engineered hardwood flooring will have a thinner exterior shell of solid wood, which may gradually become increasingly thin over several refinishing projects. 

For more information about hardwood flooring, contact a local company.