The Hardwood Floor Restoration Process
So it’s come time for you to restore your hardwood floors back to their glory.
Here’s what to expect during the hardwood floor restoration process:
Step 1: Prepare the Floor for Refinishing
Step 2: Pull Up the Shoe Base Moulding
Step 3: Rough-Sand the Floor
Step 4: Sand the Edges and Corners
Step 5: Screen Sand the Floor
Step 6: Remove All Dust
Step 7: Apply the Wood Stain
Step 8: Apply the Finish
The Restoration Process:
- Find out which floorboards need replacement. You can find out which of the floorboards need to be replaced by thorough inspection of each board. Note that when you install boards incorrectly, you are risking the integrity of the entire floor. In most cases, homeowners reach out for complete hardwood restoration in main living spaces after 10-15 years.
- Remove broken boards. You can do this using a chisel, a drill, and a mini saw to get started. After removing the boards, clean the floor, and slide the new boards into place.
- Choose a sander. You can use a drum sander, orbital floor sander, or a drum sander depending on the size of the room.
- Sanding the hardwood floor. Determine the grits you need to use when sanding the floor. If the hardwood is in pretty poor condition, you can start to use the 40 grit.
- Sand the edges. After sanding the floorboards, a sanding edger must be used to sand the edges. This will be used to reach areas where the drum sander is unable to reach.
- Prepare for staining. After restoring the hardwood floors, get ready for the staining process. But ensure that all the dust are gone before you proceed.
- Seal the floors. Adding a seal adds a layer of shine to the wood and helps preserve it from wear. You can use a water-based polyurethane to seal your hardwood floors.
You will be surprised at how efficient and time saving your hardwood restoration project can be when you hire a reputable flooring company in Virginia to do the work for you. They can sand and stain your hardwood floors with a skill and precision only years of experience can do.
Things to consider before the restoration process
- Determine the condition of your hardwood flooring
- You can apply a deep cleaning method to restore the former luster of your floor
- Use a wax or a floor restorer or reviver to give it a fresh new finish without sanding or staining
- When your hardwood floor is beyond quick fixes, you can contact a flooring company in Virginia to do the job for you
Hiring a flooring company in Virginia
You might want to get quotes from at least 3 companies to work on your hardwood floor. This will involve a visit to your home in order to inspect the floor at no charge. You may want to consider the following when you decide to hire contractors:
- Read online reviews carefully. If you have questions, it’s better to call or message the person to clarify things.
- Check complaints filed to the Better Business Bureau.
- Find out if the contractor is bonded, insured, or licensed to work in your locale.
Why Choose Us?
Our team at Hatcher’s Floors is the most sought-after and well-established names in hardwood flooring in Virginia. Hatcher’s Floors is a local company with decades of experience installing and refinishing hardwood flooring. We take pride in our exceptional workmanship. You can trust us to start right away, finish on time, and stick to the budget. We can wait to help you bring your hardwood floors back to life!