Hardwood flooring is a popular choice amongst Mahwah homeowners. Its beautiful appearance and longevity make it a great investment that will boost your home’s resale value overtime. To help keep your hardwood floors in tip-top shape, Floor Coverings International North Jersey offers hardwood-refinishing services. Read below to learn why it is so important to refinish your hardwoods and what this process entails.
The Basics of Hardwood Refinishing
Hardwood flooring can come prefinished or site finished. Prefinished hardwood planks are covered with a factory-strength finish during the manufacturing process, while site finished planks are installed bare so the homeowner can choose a stain and finish style that is applied after installation.
The finish on a hardwood floor provides a glossy or matte sealant that helps to protect the wood from scratches and water damage. Over time, this finish will wear off, so it is important to get the finished reapplied every 5-7 years or so. The reapplication of this protective finish is called “refinishing”.
The Hardwood Refinishing Process
Refinishing a hardwood floor is a simple process that can vary depending on the wear and tear the wood has experienced. If the floor simply has a worn down finish, then all that is required is a simple screening or buffing. We will buff away the remaining old finish to even out the surface of the wood, and then we will apply a new coat of finish to make the floors look fresh and even again.
If the hardwood has greater damage, such as scratches and dents that go below the surface, then we will need to sand further into the wood to even out the surface. After the wood is evened out, we will apply a new finish to make the floors look as good as new.
Benefits of Refinishing Your Hardwood Floors
Refinishing a hardwood floor is an important part of maintaining the floor’s value and longevity. Since the finish acts as protection against scratches and water damage, it is important to get the finish touched up as it wears away over time.
However, refinishing a hardwood floor has plenty of other benefits, too. Refinishing can remove scratches, watermarks, and other irregularities, leaving your floors looking brand new. For this reason, a newly refinished floor can even help to boost your home’s resale value.
Get Started in Mahwah Today
Refinishing your hardwood is an important part of keeping your floors looking nice and lasting long. Contact Floor Coverings International North Jersey today to schedule your free, in-home design consultation and we’ll help you get started on your next Mahwah flooring project. We proudly serve the greater Mahwah, Paramus, Wayne, and North Jersey areas.
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