Hardwood flooring is a durable and valuable investment that remains a favorite amongst many Collegeville homeowners. However, hardwood flooring requires some special care in order to stay in tip-top shape. Here at Floor Coverings International Montco, we provide hardwood-refinishing services to help you keep your floors looking as good as new. Learn more about the benefits and process of this service below.
What is Hardwood Refinishing?
When hardwood floors are installed, they can come prefinished or site finished. Prefinished planks are treated individually with a factory-strength coating during the manufacturing process, while site finished floors are installed bare so they can be stained and finished to a homeowner’s liking after installation.
The finish on your hardwood floors helps to protect the wood from water damage and scratching. It also provides a glossy or matte appearance. This finish will wear down over time, so your floors will need to be refinished every 5-7 years or so.
Hardwood Refinishing Process
For floors that are simply worn down, the hardwood refinishing process is easy. We will do a screening or buffing, where we remove the remaining finish to even out the surface of your hardwood. Then we will apply a brand new finish to your hardwood floors.
For floors that have more damage, such as dents or scratches that go deeper than the surface, we will want to sand deeper into the floor. This will help to even out the floor so that the dents and scratches disappear. We will then add a new finish, helping to make your floors look as good as new.
Benefits of Hardwood Refinishing
Part of owning a hardwood floor means that you will need to refinish it over its lifetime. Refinishing the floor helps to keep it durable and long-lasting, as the finish serves to protect the wood from extensive water damage and scratches. Of course, many homeowners choose to refinish their hardwood floors for aesthetic purposes, too. Finishes can range from matte to glossy, and once applied they make your floors look beautiful and freshly installed. For this reason, a newly refinished hardwood floor can even help to boost your home’s resale value! Keep this in mind next time you put your home on the market.
Get Started in Collegeville Today
If you’re a hardwood floor owner, then you know just how important it is to refinish your floors. Contact Floor Coverings International Montco today to schedule your free, in-home design consultation and we’ll help make your floors look brand new again! We proudly serve King of Prussia, Lafayette Hill, Blue Bell and surrounding areas.
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