Hardwood refinishing can help restore the look and feel of your hardwood floors, making them appear as if they’re brand new.
As a one-stop-shop destination for delivering the highest level of sophisticated flooring executions in the GTA, we have our own team of in-house flooring refinishers who specialize in professional hardwood refinishing.
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Reasons for refinishing hardwood floors
Hardwood is typically refinished for two different reasons. Primarily, homeowners opt to refinish hardwood when it begins to show signs of wear, as this can help to restore its original appearance.
In other cases, some individuals choose to refinish hardwood when renovating a space, as this enables them to change the colour of the stain, thereby transforming the space. In most cases, it is only necessary to remove approximately 1mm of the wear layer to refinish hardwood flooring, making it viable to refinish most solid and engineered hardwood varieties.
How to tell if your hardwood floors can be refinished?
If you are not the original owner of your home, you may not be aware of the condition of your hardwood. Removing a floor grate, door trim or baseboard trim should allow you to examine the profile of the wood to determine whether there is sufficient wear layer, the solid hardwood layer on engineered flooring, remaining.
The wear layer on engineered flooring is 1-8mm, depending on the quality of the flooring. An experienced flooring sanding specialist will carefully remove approximately .75-1mm of the wear layer when refinishing your floors, which means that engineered hardwood with a thick wear layer can be refinished as many as 8-10 times while planks with a thinner wear layer can only be refinished once or twice if at all.
Deep scratches or stains in the wood may require that more of the wear layer is removed, which can impact the number of times the floor can be refinished. Similarly, additional material may need to be removed from floor planks which are cupped as a result of moisture damage.