If you have hardwood flooring
, it's a safe bet that you're going to, at some point, require a hardwood floor refinishing. This process removes decades of wear and abuse to reveal a brand-new layer of wood that can be restained, resealed, and refinished for a like-new appearance all over again.
The process to restore or refinish a hardwood floor is often spoken of in the same breath, but that is not to say that they are the same thing. Understanding the differences can give you peace of mind about whichever one you need to be carried out. Our hardwood industry training and experience give us a unique perspective on the best option to fit your lifestyle and budget.
You might be wondering what the difference is between a hardwood refinish, aka sand and finish, and hardwood floor restoration. Refinishing is a process that can be repeated several times throughout your flooring's lifespan. Years of wear are stripped away so that you can have a floor that looks new again. This process allows you to: change your stain color, choose a new sealant, and/or select a finish type
that matches your current need.
Restoration is most often carried out in historic homes, or homes that have been subjected to damage or abuse for an extended time. In hardwood restoration, repairs are made, necessary or helpful additions are added, and care is taken to maintain the integrity of as much of the original flooring materials as is possible. The result is a beautiful, finished hardwood floor that looks much like it would have in its original state.
To find out more about precisely what you can expect during these processes, be sure to visit us
to speak with one of our experienced flooring associates.