Proper care and maintenance of hardwood flooring
Hardwood floors require routine maintenance to keep them looking their best, but over time the finish is slowly removed by the daily use and foot traffic in your home. Every year the finish protecting your wood floors gets worn and scratched. Proper maintenance of your hardwood floors is required to prevent the eventual exposure of bare wood. This is what leads to the complete sanding and finishing or even damage that can lead to the replacement of your hardwood floors.
It is important to re-coat your floors every few years to maintain its protective layer.
Re-coating is just what it sounds like. It is adding a new layer of polyurethane coating to your floor. This does not require the full sanding process. You'll know when its time to re-coat your floors when the finish looks dull and the light surface scratches in the finish cannot be removed by cleaning.
This new coat of finish will prolong the life of your hardwood floors and restore their beauty.
The entire process is generally completed in 1 day depending on the size of the area being done and can be walked on within several hours when using water based finish or the following day using oil based finish.