Few interior design elements warm up a space like hardwood floors. Their classic beauty is timeless, and with the right finish, they can complement just about any décor style. However, over time, hardwood floors can start to lose their luster. The good news is most varieties can be refreshed to bring back their beauty. From refinishing the wood to simpler cleaning treatments, Floor Coverings International Concord offers some methods to restore your hardwood flooring.
Address Protruding Nails
Start by gently tapping in any raised floorboard nails so they are no longer protruding. Fill any holes or gaps with wood putty that matches your desired wood or stain color. Allow it to dry, then sand gently in the direction of the wood grain until flush.
Clean Your Floor
Give the wood floor a thorough cleaning to clear it of dirt, dust, grease, oil, cleaner film/residue, wax, oils, mildew, or grime. Use a small amount of commercial hardwood floor detergent to clean the floor, and allow the floor to dry completely. Follow manufacturer recommendations when picking out a floor cleaner to avoid damaging the wood.
Refinish Your Floor
If your wood floors have reached a point where cleaning treatments just won’t do the trick, it may be time to consider getting them refinished. Floor Coverings International Concord can help with this project. Sanding down the top layer and applying a new finish and protective coat to the wood can revive your floors and bring them back to a like-new condition.
Simple, regular upkeep is also important to maintain good looking wood floors. Sweeping or vacuuming the floor using the soft bristle attachment to remove any dust and debris can help prevent scratches and scuffs on the hardwood.
A new finish on your hardwood floor can restore its beauty and even allows you to change the look if you wish. It also helps to protect and seal the wood to avoid future damage. Hardwood floors are admired for both their aesthetics and their durability. However, there comes a point where even the most durable floors need some work to restore their beauty. Follow these tips and contact Floor Coverings International Concord for a free in-home estimate. We proudly serve the Concord, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, & Martinez, CA area, and we can help bring your wood floors back to life!
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