You can’t bring back the dead but you can definitely revive your wooden floors. We all know that wood is not really steel but it is strong nonetheless and it is resistant for a long period of time. Some floors can even last up to 19-20 years before starting to look like needing resuscitation.
How can you tell your floor needs to be worked on? It’s simple, you can tell by the discoloring wood underneath the carpets or rugs or furniture and by the amount of scratches it got over the years. Of course it can be hard to recognize scratches on wood, because of its scratchy surface but if it was treated with some varnish, only then it’ll be easier to see them on a shiny surface. Floor refinishing is not an easy task, especially if you don’t have the right skills, practice and equipment, but it can be done without much effort by professionals.
Why going through the whole, difficult process of taking out the “old” floor out and replace it with a new one, which will cost so much more than refinishing the one you already have. Costs like transporting it from the specialty store, hiring a truck to deliver it and the time wasted on research, purchase and the waiting until the experts get to your place to actually start working on putting it together, would never exist if you just choose to refinish the one you already own. The wood can be sanded and polished up to 8 times during its lifelong endurance and that sometimes means a couple’s whole life.
There are many advantages to refinishing your floor and most of them work only in your benefit. The fact that if there’s only a portion of the floor which looks too ragged, scratched or too distanced, that can be repaired on the spot and use sanding or sealing only for that area, without wasting any more time than necessary. Every inch of the floor can be beautifully straightened and leveled, cleaned and then refinished and colored/stained just like you want it to be, looking just like a brand new floor for everyone who doesn’t know it’s not.
It is normal to have lots of questions if you haven’t done any refinishing before, but don’t be shy to fire away when you’re dealing with experts and visit their website for gallery pictures, projects and any details about their services.
Many people usually think that when something gets old it should be thrown away and replaced with something new but that’s because of the aggressive marketing on all media channels that want to urge people into buying more and more new things. Truth is that some old things can really have a value, a sentimental one; like a wooden floor which has been in the house you’ve been living now for a quite some time and maybe it was exactly the reason why you bought the house or maybe it wasn’t but you liked them, and then your kids used to spend a lot of time on them; being wooden floors they were never too cold, even without heating.
So there you have so many reasons to stick with your old floor but at the same time to make it look like it’s brand new. Floor Refinishing Dublin companies have dedicated their time, energy and invested their money into the latest equipment to be able to sand and polish the wooden floors flawless and have gathered the best men in the branch, trained them and invested in their development to make them real professionals that not only they know how to mend any bump, scratch or hole in your floor but they can give you advices on how to properly maintain it and to find the best stain color that suits your wishes and your place best.
This refinishing process is not complicated at all, once you’ve decided you want it done all that’s left is to find the best company that offers not only great services and well-prepared and experienced staff but a good money deals also, because in the end it’s all about the expenses. After that you should follow the experts’ advice and clear out the room or rooms you want refinished; you will have to allocate a few good days for the entire operation to take place and dry out. If you have more than 1 room to do then you might even consider a whole week for the project to be completed, until you can move your furniture back in.
Make sure you cover all your plugs and other sensitive things in the room, such as heating or cooling vents, filters or air conditioning devices before the refinishing begins; that’s when the place gets dirty so to say, there will be a lot of dust from the sanding process even if the floor man will vacuum the place after finishing sanding. Sanding is a simple process of leveling and straightening the wood and repairing any other existing damage, like wholes from needles or even needles that need to be taken out. It is simple because experienced people do not ponder upon what they’ve done, if they’ve done it well or what they’d have to do next. They know the drill very well and work fast.
After that phase has been completed, next will be the finding and applying the right color to match other floors or the right color that you like. After the color stain has been applied, there will be a few coats of chemicals to be applied in order to preserve the color and the finishing of the wood and the job is done. All that’s left for you is to make sure you ventilate the room as thorough as possible and that you wait for the indicated time allowed for drying before moving in.