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How to Refinish Hardwood Floors?

Posted on February 10th, 2011 In: Blog, Floor Sanding Blogs

If you want to find out how to refinish hardwood floors, you have come to the right place. Read on to find all the important information you need.

Step 1

Firstly, remove all furniture and carpeting from the room and vacuum clean it. Inspect your floorboards and see if any of them need repairs or replacement. Once this is taken care of, you will need to fill any gaps between the floorboards. You may use resin or strips of the same wood as the floorboards and stick it in the gaps. After this, you will need to sand the wooden floors at least three times starting with heavy and rough sanding and finishing with extremely fine floor sanding.

Step 2

Once sanding is complete, you will need to using a buffer to buff the wooden floors. After this, your wooden floors are ready for painting and staining. After the staining is dry, you will need to apply a hardwood finish to the floor. The other option is wax, but wood finish is far more preferred today due to ease of maintenance. Only bring furniture and carpets back in after the finish has completely dried. This may take a few hours to a few days depending on the product used.

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