The process of wood floor refinishing is one that could take quite some time and leave your home in a state of disorder if you decide to remain in the household during the process. With the procedure being so long and in depth, it’s easy to dismiss it and or push it back further and further. Here at University Flooring Center, we urge you to begin the process sooner rather than later because your home could be showing you signs that it needs a refinish, such as:
- Your floor has its fair share of scratches. If you’re a homeowner with kids or pets, it’s safe to say that your floor most likely has scratches. Depending on the stain of the wood, you may not see these scratches, but they are there, and if left unchecked for too long, they can begin to make your floor look unsightly, especially if they are in locations that can’t be covered up by rugs or other objects.
- Boards are turning gray or black. If you have boards in your house that have turned gray or black, it’s most definitely time for a wood floor refinishing as soon as possible. Boards that have changed colors like this have lost the polyurethane finish that protects them from water damage that comes from rain off the bottoms of shoes, pet paws, or spilled liquids. Boards that begin to gray can still be saved, but those that have gone completely over to black will need to be completely replaced or stained with a darker finish to disguise the blacking.
- The floor is showing signs of water damage. Signs of water damage include the graying or blacking of the boards, as well as the cupping of the boards or the boards even popping up completely. Boards that are cupping and those gray boards can be sanded normally. If you wait too long and allow the gray and cupped boards to turn black or pop up, you then must consider wood floor refinishing in that section, if not the entire floor.