Whether your hardwood floors have suffered some type of surface damage, structural damage, or any other in-between, you can restore your hardwood floors back to a brand new, like-new state with the aid of some hardwood floor repair. There are several types of repairs that can be done on your wood floor, including repairing cracks and holes, sealing your floor, cleaning it with special cleaning products, and applying an epoxy finish. To understand how these repairs are done and what you need to know about the process, we’ll take a brief look at the basics of the entire process.
Hardwood floors have been used for centuries as home flooring materials because they are incredibly durable and they are easy to care for. They are naturally resistant to decay, insect attack, and wear and tear. When you use wood in your home, you know that you are protecting and maintaining the integrity of the wood, not simply replacing it with another hardwood floor. However, due to the fact that it is so tough and resilient, wood flooring does tend to show wear and tear over time, and it can look a little worn out.
When you take your wood floor back to be reupholstered, your job will be much easier than if you were to purchase a new set of flooring. If you want to make the most of your hardwood floor restoration, you should consider having the entire floor reupholstered or even adding new hardwoods to the existing floor and then sealing and sanding the floor. Sealant will help protect the wood from moisture and damage, and it will help keep the floor from showing the signs of water damage.
Once your hardwood floors have been properly repaired, you may want to replace the wood floor covering with a new one. If you want to change the appearance of your floors entirely, you might want to choose a unique patterned covering for your floor covering, such as wood stains and patterns.
If your hardwood floors have cracks in the wood, you will need to repair them before you apply the sealer. Once you have done the hardwood surface repair, you will want to sand the wood, using fine grit sandpaper, to remove any remaining debris, and imperfections in the wood. Apply a stain or paint to finish the repair and seal the floor.
Hardwood floors are easy to care for and maintain, but they require proper care and maintenance time and again to keep the look and feel of the floorings fresh and vibrant. It is always best to do the maintenance yourself instead of hiring a flooring professional to do it for you. Hardwood floors are a very valuable investment and by doing the hardwood floor repair on your own you are preserving this investment for many years. Once you have done the basic maintenance on your wood flooring repair, you should be able to perform the more challenging tasks such as sealing and reupholstering your floors on your own. If you choose, you can even repaint your hardwood floors to add to the natural look of the wood.