There are plenty of great reasons to love a home filled with beautiful hardwood floors. Hardwood floors are warm and inviting, creating a highly versatile backdrop for your home’s furnishings. But hardwood floors also require a certain amount of upkeep to keep them looking good over the years.

Whether you have recently moved into a home with hardwood floors in need of restoration or you’re thinking of refinishing the hardwood in part of your home, it can be a challenge. As the years go by, hardwood floors can undergo a good deal of wear and tear that can take its toll on their surface. In this post from our floor restoration team at UB Hardwoods, we’ll talk about what to expect when your floors are being refinished or repaired and what you need to know ahead of time.

How Time Impacts Hardwood Floors

Although some historic hardwood floors were often protected differently from today’s modern hardwood flooring, many hardwood floors were finished with varnish or polyurethane. No matter what the floors were originally finished with, after years of wear and tear, that finish can wear down, leaving the bare floor underneath exposed. Before beginning a hardwood floor restoration or refinishing project, it’s necessary to assess the condition of the floors and determine the extent of the needed restoration.

These are a few of the most frequently encountered issues when working with older hardwood floors:

●        Surface scratches due to heavy traffic and use

●        Pressure cracks and damage

●        Cracks due to dryness from the floor’s natural woods drying out

●        Warming due to exposure to moisture

●        Termite damage

●        Damage from glue, tacks, and other floor coverings

What to Expect During the Refinishing Process

After hiring a hardwood refinishing contractor, make sure to get a good estimate of the time your floor project will take. A professional and experienced contractor will be able to give you a clear time frame from start to finish. Factors affecting the length of your floor restoration include the amount of flooring you’re having repaired, the extent of any damage, and whether sections need to be replaced.

Here are a few more things to know during the refinishing or restoration process:

1.      Dust-free sanding reduces dust and debris during the refinishing process.

2.      There are many different finishing options available.

3.      We can fill in spots due to renovation or vents.

Contact Your Twin Cities Hardwood Refinishing Experts

Have you been thinking about pulling up the carpet or tile and refinishing the hardwood floors underneath? Or perhaps you’ve recently moved into an older home where the hardwood floors just need a little attention. Whatever the level of need, our hardwood floor sanding experts at U.B. Hardwoods in Plymouth offer professional service with a smile.

Stop by our online gallery to get ideas for your hardwood floor refinishing project and message or call us at 763-807-4500.  You can also contact us online to schedule your hardwood flooring project or connect with a member of our team via virtual consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!