Hardwood Floor Refinishing Process
Hardwood floors are popular for homes and businesses for their luxury and resilience. With beautiful, natural aesthetics from the wood grain, preserving the condition and strength of the wood is a priority for any home- or business owner. From time to time, as a result of normal wear and tear or an accident, wood floors will need to be refinished.
To get the best results from a new finish, it is important to hire a professional restoration service that has handled projects like yours. Allied Restoration Company has helped countless homes and businesses in San Francisco return their hardwood floors back to their original condition, restoring life and beauty to the wood and the building.
As experienced and licensed contractors, our team can work safely and efficiently to guarantee lasting results on modern and antique flooring installations. Contact us today at 415-529-5637 to schedule a property assessment.
What Goes into the Wood Floor Refinishing Process?
After scheduling a visit from a contractor from Allied Restoration Company, a professional will arrive at your home or business to assess the current condition of the wood flooring. The contractor will also discuss your goals and provide recommendations. Then, we will provide a quote and create a plan to complete your project.
In order to make the process easier, it is best to remove all furniture from the area so the contractors can be as productive as possible. The team will start by cleaning the existing floor, removing any dirt, dust or other contaminants that may harm the wood underneath. The next step will involve stripping or sanding away what’s left of the original finish.
With the bare wood exposed, our team will perform any necessary repairs, such as fixing cracks, holes or replacing specific floorboards.
Prior to applying the new finish, an industrial buffer will completely remove whatever is left of the original finish. After dry-tacking the floor, the contractors will apply the new finish.
Why Hire a Professional Hardwood Floor Refinishing Company in San Francisco?
While there may be a great deal of information on home-improvement TV shows and websites, there’s no substitute for professional refinishing. Our contractors aim to make your floor not only functional but also attractive and stylish.
This requires an understanding of the different materials and methods for refinishing. That knowledge allows the professional to customize your project so the final outcome will beat your expectations.
A professional refinisher can also avoid damaging the wood underneath. This is a common mistake that inexperienced and DIY refinishers make, and it may require replacing or repairing the floor. In the end, hiring a professional will save you time and money, and ensure that the floor creates the visual impact that you’re after.
Care and Maintenance for Recently Refinished Hardwood Floors
Seeing a newly refinished floor is a satisfying experienced for home- and business owners, and you can make that feeling last with proper care. This will prolong the life of the floor and the new finish. It is important to follow these steps for newly refinished floors:
- Avoid walking on the floor for up to 48 hours.
- Wait up to one month to place furniture in the room.
- Try to keep the area dirt and dust free for up to one month.
- Avoid spilling any water or liquids on the floor for up to two months.
These guidelines will help home- and business owners get the most out of their new floors. It is also important to ask the contractors for maintenance advice. There may be special considerations based on the building’s construction, finish or stain choices, location of the floor, and other factors.
To maximize the lifespan of the new finish, place felt pads under furniture legs. Homeowners should also consider only walking barefoot or with socks on the floor. This will decrease the likelihood of leaving scuffmarks and scratches.
Hardwood Floor Refinishing Services in San Francisco
If your hardwood floors require repair or refinishing, contact the experts at Allied Restoration Company. Our contractors can review the current condition of your flooring and provide expert advice. Call us today at 415-529-5637 to learn more or to schedule a property assessment.