Sanding and Refinishing Wood Flooring

Hardwood floors affect the value of a home therefore, it is important to keep them maintained. Hardwood floor refinishing offers a cost effective way to restore your wood floors without a full replacement. One easy way to know if one can send and refinish wood floors is to open a vent or along a baseboard to make sure the floors are 3/4-inch solid hardwood.  Engineered hardwood floors are made of either several laminated planks glued together or gluing and MDF (medium density fiberboard) or HDF (high density fiberboard) to plywood and to a thin solid veneer.

Sanding and refinishing engineered wood floors can be possible depending on the thickness of the solid veneer as well as the existing installation style (floating vs glued down or stapled). A pro should be able to determine whether the sanding and refinishing of wood floors is possible.

One of the ways to find out if existing hardwood floor needs refinishing, Pour a tablespoon of water onto the most damaged section of your hardwood floor. If the water is absorbed in quickly, then we recommend sanding and refinishing your wood floors. Another reason to sand and refinish your wood floors is if your floor is damaged, has faded, stained or has wax over the finish.