Vaughan Hardwood Flooring – Restoring Old Floors Can be Easier Than You Think

Hardwood flooring is a classic and timeless piece of the home and renewing old hardwood floors is much easier and cheaper than most people expect, especially if there is no damage.

Renewing hardwood floors has always been misconstrued to involve a long session of messy sanding and staining, but the reality is that a simple solution can reveal the hidden beauty of your Vaughan hardwood flooring. It is common knowledge that dirt and dust can leave behind superficial scratches that dull the hardwood surfaces. Fortunately, restoring dirty floors that have lost their gleam can be relatively easy. As you investigate solutions for renewing your hardwood floors, here are some of our suggestions for you to consider:

Dark Hardwood

Although dark hardwood is extremely popular and delivers beautiful results, it is not recommended for small spaces as it can make the room appear smaller or even cramped.

Deep cleaning can restore your hardwood floor’s former luster. Here is how:

  • Thoroughly sweep floors with a soft bristle broom to remove as much dirt and grit as possible
  • Use a vacuum next to remove any remaining particles stuck in room corners and between floorboards
  • Mop with a micro-cloth and concentrated cleaner for hardwood floors

After deep cleaning, here is how you can keep the floors in their best appearance:

  • Surface clean your hardwood floors frequently with a vacuum or micro-cloth
  • Deep clean once per month with an approved, concentrated wood floor cleaner
  • Get a professional deep clean once per year

If your Vaughan custom Hardwood Flooring is not successfully restored after a deep cleaning, you should try to provide a fresh finish to the floors without sanding or staining.

There are a series of different kits and products available on the market that will provide a glossy, polyurethane finish to restore your floors. A majority of these products are designed for refreshing hardwood floors without the need for sanding; therefore they have a thick consistency that can fill in any existing scratches. Unfortunately, some hardwood floors will require more work to restore its beauty. If your hardwood floors are dry, grimy and full of deep scratches, be aware that the renewing process will be lengthy and labour-intensive with sanding, patching, staining and top-coating. Of course, you can always find a professional contractor to help with this job. Just be sure to confirm that they are bonded, licensed and insured to work.

Hardwood Cleaning

Deep Scratches Repair

Although dark hardwood is extremely popular and delivers beautiful results, it is not recommended for small spaces as it can make the room appear smaller or even cramped.

If you are embarking on a DIY project, here are some things that you should know for restoring an old, beaten hardwood floor: To repair deep scratches, gaps and gashes, the easiest way is with trowel filling after you finish with sanding. This method of fixing hardwood floors is best during summer because when it is cold and dry, the filling can be squeezed out. Trowel filling is not a permanent fix, especially for patching small crevices. Thus, you should only fill in larger gaps, leaving the small ones unpatched to accommodate for wood expansion As a part of the refinishing process, the fun part is choosing a new stain colour for your Vaughan hardwood flooring. Two very popular choices amongst homeowners right now is rich mahogany and dark oak. On the contrary, beware that dark colours do make dust particles more noticeable. If you are interested in refinishing your hardwood floors to bring back its beauty, come on by Chestnut Flooring for more information.

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