If your oak floors, maple floors or any hardwood floors are covered in scratches, you can sand them down to get the best out of your floors.

Getting the best out of your hardwood floors

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However, sanding down the floors isn’t always necessary as there are other ways to keep your floors top quality. If the scratches don’t go all the way through the wooden planks, you can scuff-sand your floors with buffer and apply a thin fresh coat of finish to dry, and your done.

This procedure is less expensive than sanding or replacing your floors and it is much more time efficient.

By now you’re wondering, a buffer would cost a fortune. However this isn’t the case. You can certainly rent a buffer in the closest home improvement shop such as Rona’s, Home Depot, or Lowe’s. With such a low rental cost, you might as well rent a vacuum to suck up the dust.

Using a buffer is easy with a little practice. Preview some YouTube videos to get expert advice. If you’re uncertain about the tool, do extra research and wear protective gloves and glasses just in case. Maneuver the device slowly with care, until you get a hang of it. In no time, you’ll be able to get your floors prefinished and ready for coating.

Finish your hardwood floors

Once you place the finish coat on the hardwood floor, wait a few hours and apply a poly solution to coat the finish to strengthen the finish and make it water resistant. Oil based poly are less expensive, but you might need to place a few coats after 8 hours in order to get the maximum effect.

Either way, a fresh coat every few hours will create floors that will shine and last for many years to come.

For more tips, contact Chestnut Flooring today! We offer the best hardwood flooring sales available in the Greater Toronto Area and our expert team will help you achieve your goals in a cost effective way.

If you’re looking to refinish your floors, call our showroom. If you’re looking to replace your floors, call our sales department. If you’re looking for a great flooring company that offers warranty on every product, call us too.

Chestnut flooring offers the highest end and best quality floors in the Greater Toronto Area.

We offer installations across Toronto, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham, Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Brampton, Milton, Newmarket and other areas in the GTA.

Call us to book an appointment in our 5000 sqft. showroom in Vaughan. We can have your floors refinished or installed brand new.