Most of the features in the world have hardwood flooring installed for efficiency purposes. Besides the excellent appearance of hardwood, it lasts for a very long time. Most of the older houses were installed with hardwood flooring, but in the present day and age, they are still being installed for that stunning appearance. One of the demerits of these floors is the fact that they tend to wear out over time. Even though it will last for a lengthy period, the polish damages and gets dull. The parts of the house with high foot traffic are the first to wear out. Hardwood floors will be hard to wash once they are worn out and will not look appealing. Hardwood flooring needs continuous maintenance or refinishing if they are to remain in top shape for long.
You must know that it is, not all chipping and dullness that will necessitate an entire refinishing job. Other times what is needed is to wash with water and a piece of cloth to make the wooden floor shiny again. You can tell whether the floor requires an easy cleaning process or the complicated procedures. Find out the most used part of the home. Pour a tablespoon or two of water on that area and observe.
Refinishing a hardwood floor is not easy. Use services of flooring professionals. If you want to do it yourself, use the following tips. Begin with measuring the part of your hardwood floor you want to refinish. Normally, floors that measure less than or equal to fifty squire feet can be sanded by hand. A good sandpaper and kneepads will aid in completing the job. A place more than fifty squire feet should be sanded with a power sander.
Take away all the fixtures and furniture to create room for working. Ordinary wax stripper is used to remove wax covering while varnish is removed by acetone or lacquer thinner. The purpose of eliminating the hardwood coating is to prepare the floor for sanding. Next remove any nail and carpet tacks protruding on the surface of the floor. The nails and tacks will not only harm you, but they will spoil the sand paper and power sander. Use wood fillers of the same color to cover the places where the nails were. Mop the floor with a wet cloth after sanding. Dust pieces can be removed by resin coated cloth. The final step is applying a fresh coat of wax, varnish or paint after the floor has dried.