One of the key style elements in any Bay Area home or business is the flooring. It can bring the whole room together or set it apart.
Over the past century, hardwood floors have covered many historic locations while symbolizing elegance, warmth, and comfort. However, hardwood is not indestructible. Your Bay Area home’s hardwood floor finish needs to be maintained with regular cleanings and repairs. With true hardwood flooring, the standard way to repair is through refinishing. This process can return the flooring to its original beauty. The following are the steps to take in refinishing hardwood:
Step 1: Clean the Floor Thoroughly
Before doing anything with your hardwood, it’s important to thoroughly clean the floor. There should be no dust or other particles remaining. Once you have cleaned it, you should then mop the floor throughout.
Step 2: Sand The Top Layer Off
At this stage, use a sander and go across the hardwood floor of your Bay Area home. We recommend using a high quality sander. For the corners, the use of a small hand grinder is essential. They usually can be rented from Lowes, Home Depot, or any other local hardware store that offers equipment rental. Be sure to sand it evenly and carefully. You want to only take out the first layer, unless the damage is very deep. This stage is very challenging and should only be done if you feel comfortable. You could permanently damage your flooring if you are not careful. Hire a professional if you don’t feel ready to do this stage.
Step 3: Clean and Dry It Well
After sanding, take a slightly wet cloth and wipe up the debris that was created. The sander can create a mess of dust so take the time to clean it up. Because the wood has lost its top layer, it’s important to take the time to dry the hardwood floor so it doesn’t damage the wood.
Step 4: Refinish Hardwood
This is the stage you bring styling back to the floor. Pick the stain or paint you desire and apply it evenly throughout. If you do use a stain, we recommend two coats. Once you are done, make sure to apply a protective coat if your color coat doesn’t include it.
Dublin Carpet has been a family owned business over the course of several decades but we strive on providing both traditional and cutting-edge flooring. If refinishing is no longer an option or you are seeking to hardwood flooring, we carry many brands. Come check out our showroom.