Getting Your Floors Resurfaced Is A Process

If you have old hardwood floors that you love, but they are looking pretty rough because of their age, there are things that you can do in order to get the floors you love back to the way that they looked when they first were installed. One of those things is getting your floor resurfaced. There are several steps to getting your floors resurfaced, depending on how many floors you have that need to be done. If you are going to have multiple rooms done, the contractors may only do a room or two at a time so that you have plenty of space to live in while the floors are getting worked on. 

Clearing the Floors

The first thing that is going to have to happen is that the floors are going to need to be completely cleared. That means that rugs, furniture, and knick-knacks are going to have to be completely taken out of the room. If this doesn't happen, you are going to end up with patches of old floor mixed in with patches of new flooring. 

Cleaning

Before the contractor gets started, they are going to do everything they can in order to make sure that your floors are as clean as possible. Yes, they are just about to strip them down and make them really messy, but there is a good reason to clean your floors first. You don't want to have anything left on the floor which may cause deep scratches, or which may damage your hardwood flooring. 

Stripping/Sanding

Then it's time to get to the actual work of resurfacing your floor. They will start by stripping off any paint, varnish, or coating. They may do this in a few different ways. One is that they will use a chemical that will cause the coating to bubble up and make it easy to scrape away. They may also just use a sander to sand everything if there isn't that much of a coating left. There are multiple reasons to sand, and even if you have nothing on your floor, it will get sanded anyway. That will help bring back the beauty of the floor as well as work on getting rid of any damage. That will also give the contractor a nice, smooth surface to work on and to make your floors look really nice. 

Once the contractors have done all the prep work, they will refinish the floor with whatever material you choose, then they will seal it, and polish or buff it until it looks as beautiful as the first time you laid eyes on it. For more information and assistance, contact your local floor surfacing service today.

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