Are your hardwood floors beginning to show their age? Over time, wood floors can become dull, discolored, scratched, and dented. But in most cases, hardwood can be refinished to restore its original beauty and erase any damage done. Floor Coverings International Intown Atlanta offers refinishing in addition to our flooring products and installation services. The process first requires sanding the wood, filling any dents with wood filler, staining with your desired stain, and sealing with a clear coat of polyurethane. If you think it might be time to refinish the floors in your Atlanta home, here are a few things to know ahead of time.
Floor Refinishing: What You Need to Know
- In order to refinish your wood floors, you will need at least a 1/32 inch of wood on the surface. Laminate wood floors cannot be refinished, but engineered hardwood can sometimes be refinished depending on the thickness of the top layer of wood.
- Before refinishing can be done, all furniture must be moved off of your floors. You should also be aware that fine dust will likely get on any furniture or belongings nearby.
- Refinishing requires using powerful, strong-smelling chemicals, so it is best if you, your family, and your pets leave the house during the process.
- The process can take three to five days, depending on the size of the project. You will also have to wait 24 hours after sealing before you can walk on your floors.
Our experts at Floor Coverings International Intown Atlanta are available to answer all your questions about wood floor refinishing – just give us a call! Whether you have existing floors you want to refinish or you want to know about the refinishing potential of different flooring types, we are available to provide a free estimate and consultation for your next project. We look forward to working with you!
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