Hardwood floor refinishing is an affordable way to repair and improve your wood floors. If you’re looking to update your home and there are hardwood floors beneath the carpeting, you can change the entire look of your home by removing the carpet and having your hardwood floors refinished. Hardwood floors in good condition will increase the value of your home, and they are easier to maintain and keep clean. They also lend a higher resale value to your home if you are selling.
Knowing when it’s time for hardwood floor refinishing is to some degree a matter of personal choice – while one person may be content to let them go for years, others will want them in pristine condition all the time. If you have an active family with kids and pets, the wear and tear on the floors will have more of an impact than in other smaller, quieter households, thus making the condition of the floors vary from home-to-home. Most hardwood floors need to be refinished every 10 to 12 years, and Armstrong-Citywide, LLC, can refinish your floors to perfection. If you are buying a home with hardwood floors that are not in great condition, it’s better to have them refinished prior to moving in.
A good time to plan for hardwood floor refinishing is when you plan to be away from home – vacation or business trip, or stay with family. This is especially true if there is more than one room to refinish, and the job requires working in one room at a time. Since you won’t be able to walk on the floors for several days, it can be much more convenient for you to plan to be out of the house during the process. You can move all the furniture out yourself, to save money, or we can do it for you. Placing it in the garage or into temporary storage is an option.
If you’re not familiar with the process of hardwood floor refinishing, it can take a bit more time than you might expect, and it can also be messy, but the end result is what you’re going for – and it can be well worth it. The job isn’t that complicated, but it is time-consuming and requires meticulous attention to detail, taking the time to do it right.
Once all the furniture has been taken out, we start by removing the first few layers of stain and finish, taking it down to the raw wood, leaving a smooth surface. Following this, we apply new stain, or it can be left in a natural state, if you prefer. The floors need to dry completely between coating – we usually allow at least 24 hours. Following sanding off the old finish, we apply 2 or 3 coats of polyurethane coating, allowing each coat to dry for another 24 hours. The rooms where hardwood floor refinishing is taking place will be blocked off and not walked on.
When Armstrong-Citywide refinishes wood floors, the end result will be a durable, easy to care for, beautiful floor. We use state of the art, commercial grade stains and environmentally friendly low-odor, fast-drying finishes to ensure maximum scratch resistance and durability. Armstrong-Citywide, Inc. are the experts in hardwood floor refinishing in the Kansas City area. Give us a call today at 816-765-7777 or visit us online at https://www.armstrong-citywide.com/ for a free estimate for providing hardwood floor refinishing in your home.