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Restoring hardwood flooring is something that should be done every five years or so for the average home. The frequency with which you need to do this depends on the amount of foot traffic your floors have endured over the years. If you have done a good job with your hardwood floor care then you can prolong the time between refinishes. Refinishing hardwood flooring brings back the life and vibrancy to them in an incredible way. When they are completely refinished they will shine like new again.

Wood floor refinishing is multiple step process. There are some differences in process from contractor to contractor. However, there is a basic routine to wood floor restoration that you can use as a guide when speaking to the contractors who will be providing you with quotations.

Refinishing Hardwood Floors

Step 1

First, the hardwood floors are sanded with a rough grit of sandpaper. The choice of which grit to use is determined by the state that the floor is in currently, the product that is currently on the floor, be it a stain, polyurethane, or paint (paint be much harder to remove), and the type of flooring. A soft wood like pine will take lower grit sandpaper than will hard wood flooring such as oak. The floors are usually sanded twice during this stage, once with high grit sandpaper, and once more with lower grit sandpaper. The second sanding helps remove any imperfections left by the heavier grit sandpaper and helps ensure the floor is level and ready for the next step.

Step 2

Next, the hardwood floors are cleaned thoroughly, usually with a vacuum. The vacuum is followed up with tack cloths that gather up any final dust that was too fine for the vacuum to pick up.

Step 3

Lastly, polyurethane or stain is applied. Polyurethane is a clear, water based sealer. This is the most popular option as it really highlights the natural look of the wood. It allows the wood to be shown off. Stains are oil based and will provide a darker look to the wood that will compliment the flooring. They take a little bit longer to dry than polyurethane.

Multiple coats will be applied. Some contractors will apply three coats and some will do more upon request. Be sure to communicate with your contractors how many coats you would like and how many coats they have figured into their bid when they supply you with your quotation. Get free quotes now!