On today's blog we at Precision Hardwood Flooring want to discuss various tips for wood floor refinishing in Rockland county, NY.
Examine the floor
Check for gaps between the floor planks. If they are widening and the nails that hold the floor down are visible, you will have to fix it without going any further. Check exactly how damaged your floor is and mend it if it is still repairable.
Make sure you empty most of the room
To cover the entire area of the floor, it is advisable that you completely remove the furniture from the particular room. You want the room to be spacious while the refinishing is going on and it helps to make sure that you have not left out any part of the floor. Even if you couldn’t move all of your stuff out, it is not a problem, divide the floor in two halves and keep one vacant at a time. Before you begin with refinishing, do clean the floor thoroughly (a vacuum cleaner will do).
If you are thinking of sanding the floor yourself, go for DIY friendly sanding equipment as you don't require a lot of experience to use them. However, they take a lot of time as compared to drum sanders which is why it is advisable to always hire a professional to sand your floors. Professionals know their job and they would finish it in a comparatively lesser time and you don't have to worry about equipment.
Research, before you hire the company
Since refinishing your floor is not an easy task and you cannot just have it done again if it goes wrong, you have to hire a company that has a good reputation and is known for their work. Go online and go through a couple of websites, read reviews and talk to them in case of doubts. At Precision Hardwood Flooring will be at your service anytime; we are happy to help with any questions you might have, all you have to do is call.
Stay at another place during the job
It is advisable to stay somewhere else during the entire process of refinishing because of certain reasons that could disturb your schedule. The equipment used in refinishing floors is noisy. Furniture will have to be moved from room to room or out of the house entirely. There will be lots of fine dust, no matter how well an area is sealed off. The stain is often applied in two coats, which is time-consuming and forbid you to walk over the floor at that time, even though most floors can be used within 24 hours of sealing, it takes weeks for the treatment to cure fully. Also, stain creates a strong odor. When the stain is fully dry, three or more layers of polyurethane coating are applied which also has a really strong odor and can remain in the air for several days.
Maintain your floor regularly
Once the floor is finished, it is then yours to maintain. Although refinishing lasts a long time but you can do your bit to make it last even longer. Keep the floor clean, take care of the scratches and dents from time to time. Polish the floor when you get time and it will look as good as new.