As with anything frequently used, hardwood floors collect wear and lose their shine and their allure as time and many feet beat down on them. What do you do when you are looking to upgrade your style? Buy a new shirt or a nice pair of jeans. What do you do when your wood floor is looking under the weather? Invest in a new jacket. A new coat, to be more precise. But first, a screening.
Screening and Coating
A wood floor that has seen some better days likely has some nasty marks that you would rather not see anymore, perhaps some scrapes from your dog's should-have-been-clipped-weeks-ago claws or that nice scratch from your new couch that needed to be moved just two inches to the left. While deep blemishes will not be removed by a screening, you will be able to bring back that former allure you had. Like worn spots on an old performer's guitar, many appreciate the character and history that some more noticeable "damage" can give to their wood flooring.
Sanding a wooden floor to bare wood will remove much of the natural beauty that it brings to your space; a screening will be more preservative. This process, also called 'buffing,' works to rough up the top layer of your flooring's finish (thereby removing some of the damage that it has seen) so that a new coat of finish can be applied.
While we don't pretend that you will need a new screen and coat every month, but like that new shirt or that nice pair of jeans, many find it beneficial to refinish their wood floors every two to three years. Depending on the use and the wear that your floors receive, you may decide that a screen and coat would be helpful even sooner.
It is our pleasure at Wood Floor Refinishing in Novi, Michigan to be able to restore your dull and worn hardwood floors to their former glory. Let us prove it to you!