Hardwood floors are our favorite way to add natural beauty, style, and value to our homes, but your hardwood needs regular care and upkeep to manage life’s messes. Over time, our hardwood floors can show signs of wear and tear at some point. What’s a homeowner to do?
Refinishing your hardwood floor is often the best solution! It might sound scary but relax- the hardwood flooring experts at Hicks Carpet One Floor & Home in San Antonio, TX, have got you and your home covered!
Has your hardwood floor seen better days?
Solid hardwood planks are made with thick construction, so your hardwood floor can be refinished multiple times, giving you the chance to keep them looking brand new for a long time.
Depending on the type of hardwood floors you have, you can sometimes refinish your floors in a different color. For homeowners that love to redecorate on a regular basis, this means they’re not tied down to the same wood color every 10-15 years. This is every designer’s dream!
Here are some telltale signs it might be time for hardwood refinishing.
Certain engineered hardwood floors can be refinished, depending on the thickness of the top layer.
Generally, an engineered hardwood floor needs 2-3mm of wear layer to be refinished safely. Anything thinner might not survive this process! Be sure to follow your floor manufacturer’s recommendations about refinishing options when it comes to your specific flooring products.
It’s important to note that not all engineered hardwood floors are able to be refinished. Always ask a flooring expert for help in assessing your floor’s current state. If your engineered hardwood floor has deep, heavy damages to its wear layer, it could be time for replacing rather than refinishing!
Planning to refinish your hardwood floors soon?
Here’s what you can expect when you schedule a hardwood installation with us. We encourage you to be patient and trust in our process.
With the shifting humidity levels in greater San Antonio, it can often take additional time for the urethane sealers to cure between coats. This is normal and expected: our experts are trained to address it, so there’s no need for you to intervene.
Once your floor is refinished, it’s important to do your part to protect it. That means avoiding wearing your high heeled shoes in the house, trimming your pet’s nails, and using floor protectors at the base of any furnishings. Area rugs are a wonderful tool to consider as well!
What exactly does it mean to refinish hardwood floors, and how does the process work?
Once the finish and shine wear off, the floor’s surface is sanded to remove any excess finish. Sanding hardwood floors removes any scratches and scruffs and keeps the surface smooth. After the hardwood is sanded and cleaned, a new finish is properly applied. The surface will not only look brand new; it will be protected as well.
Our team goes the extra mile during services and will also:
This certainly is not a DIY project. It takes to time, energy, and attention to detail to properly refinish hardwood floors. Because refinishing hardwood floors is a process, it’s best to let our experts handle everything for you.
Do you need your hardwood floors refinished in San Antonio?
Our local flooring experts know exactly how to guarantee a successful hardwood flooring refinish, and they also know how to sand hardwood floors. Do you suffer from allergies? You’ll be glad to hear that we offer a dustless refinishing to keep your home clean and healthy throughout the entire process!
Want to learn more about our professional services. Call us today at (210) 904-0670 or visit our location at 9901 Broadway Suite 109, San Antonio, TX 78217 to start planning your next hardwood floor refinishing.