Floor refinishing and staining offer a great way to give your hardwood flooring a great new look. Many people do not realize the value that their hardwood flooring has in their home. They do not understand the amount of wear and tear that the floor is put through each day. This is why it is so important to choose a company that will treat your floor with care and only use high quality products that will leave your floors looking like new.
There are two main parts to refinishing your hardwood flooring. The first is sanding down your floors to remove the old varnish and dirt from the top layer. The second is staining the floors to match the color of your furniture and other accessories.
For the most durable results you can choose to refinish your floors right after you paint them. This will help to seal the floors and to protect them from cracking, peeling, chipping or breaking. After you have refinished your hardwood flooring you will need to sand the floors very well. You should be doing this several times, especially if you have very wood floors. Once you sand the floors they need to be finished off with an oil-based sealer. After the sealer is applied, you will be ready to get started on staining.
If you have hardwood floors that need to be sealed but they are fairly new, they may be able to use dustless floor sanding. If the floors are older and need a more aggressive sanding and sealing solution you can still use dustless floor sanding. This solution is made by grinding up fine sand particles and then adding a lubricating liquid to help it glide over the surface of the hardwood floors. A high-quality dustless floor sanding machine is used for this job.
If you need to do both refinishing and staining then you can do the work at the same time. The first step is to remove all furniture from the rooms that will be stained. Then you will need to sweep, vacuum and deodorize the rooms. Once you are done vacuuming you should remove any furniture that might still be in the rooms. Your hardwood floors will need to be covered with protective siding, such as plywood. It is a good idea to have someone assist you when you are refinishing or staining your hardwood floors so that you can guide the sander and scrubber in the right direction.
Floor refinishing and staining are not difficult tasks but you do need to make sure that you follow the steps correctly. If you do not then you could end up wasting your time or even causing damage to your hardwood flooring installation. These are complex tasks and if you do not feel that you understand what needs to be done then you may want to call in a professional. They are often less expensive than doing it yourself and they could end up saving you money in the long run. For more info on floor refinishing and wooden floor stain visit M&C Flooring LLC.