At some point in its lifetime, your solid or engineered hardwood floor may be in desperate need of a facelift. When may solely depend on your lifestyle: kids, dogs, busy households. However, just when maybe a little bit of a guessing game. When is the right time to sand & finish your floors?
Is your floor ready?
Sand & Finishing is a service offered to any floor that has a thick enough wear-layer to be sanded down. Factory Flooring Liquidators recommends floors over 3 mm engineered floor for sanding. Any floors under this recommended wear-layer would not be a good candidate for this process.
If your existing floors are lacking their shine, look scratched or scuffed, or have raw wood peeking through, it may be time to sand & finish your floors. The approximate timeframe for this service could be anywhere from five to 10+ years after your floors were installed. Of course, this is on a case-by-case basis depending on a few important factors: Dogs, kids, and an active home can all lead to needing sand & finish sooner than you may think. That said, a great resource for determining when to sand &the finish is the National Wood Floors Association (NWFA). It provides guidance to help understand when it’s time for an overhaul. In addition, your hardwood floor company should be able to help you make the decision.
Maintenance to last
Maintenance services such as a deep clean often called a “screen & coat”, can aid in the floor’s overall lifetime. If routine maintenance is adhered to closely, you may never have to refinish your hardwood floors. After a refinish, follow the recommended guidelines for cleaning according to your floor’s new finish type. Cleaning with non-acidic PH balanced wood floor cleaner will help prolong the life of your refinished floors.
What type of underlayment should you use? How many inches thick? How do you install it? And how do you avoid damaging your floors in the process?
When you work with Factory Flooring, you don’t have to worry about these questions. Our team of professional flooring installers will handle all the heavy lifting for you — literally. All you have to do is relax and enjoy the savings on your energy bill.
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