If you have purchased an older home, it’s an exciting prospect to bring the original hardwoods back to their former glory. Peeling back a corner of old carpet to reveal beautiful hardwood is an amazing moment many home owners dream of. If that dream came true for you, you might be asking, what now? Refinishing hardwood floors can be a daunting task. The experts at Real Wood Floors have over 20 years of experience putting homeowners at ease and bringing the original beauty back to old hardwood flooring. We offer full hardwood flooring restoration services and are ready to start your project!
You own a home with hardwoods, but they look a little lackluster. Maybe they are full of staples from a carpet installation, or scratched and stained. That’s where Real Wood Floors comes in! With over 20 years of experience in restoring hardwood flooring, we can assess your restoration job and help to make a game plan that works for you, your budget, and your floor.
The Process of Restoring Hardwood Floors
The process of restoring hardwood flooring is not all that different from refinishing or repairing flooring. In fact, in many cases it is a combination of the two. We will look at your hardwood flooring to formulate a detailed plan and a quote.
Maybe you’ve been living with hardwoods for a while that look lackluster, old, and scratched. Maybe you just discovered the flooring under carpet or linoleum, and the previous job covered it with glue, gunk, and staples. In any case, a thorough inspection is the first order of business. Once a plan is in place that both the homeowner and Real Wood Floor’s team are excited about, the process will go something like this:
- If applicable, use small pliers to pull out any old carpet or linoleum staples.
- If applicable, carefully scrape residue of any old carpet or linoleum adhesive. In this step, it is important to take extra caution. Real Wood Floors will take every caution when formulating a plan for your flooring.
- Once the floor is clean, sanding will take place. It typically happens in two to three phases, increasing the grit of the sandpaper each time. This ensures the smoothest finish possible.
- Thoroughly vacuum the sanded wood, and then go over it again with a dust-mop-like tool that picks up finer particles.
- Treat the floor by applying a stain selected by you.
- Apply a sealant in multiple coats to protect the hardwoods from future damage.
This process not only creates a beautiful result, it can also be quite rewarding for you and the Real Wood Floors team! It never gets old seeing classic flooring that’s been revived to former beauty.
Removing old flooring or covering it up can be more costly than opting to restore. Restored flooring will look good as new, but will also have the character and charm of its age. A small piece of your home will remain as it was intended, which has a special charm. Typically, older hardwoods have great integrity and make great floors. You don’t have to wait to get started. Call 269.381.5479 today or request an appointment online.