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Update Your Home’s Look With Floor Sanding

Posted on December 16th, 2011 In: Floor Sanding Services News, News

Most people think of floor sanding as something that needs to be done when their hardwood floors are getting scratched and worn.  This is certainly a valid reason to look for a company that offers floor sanding and polishing – the process will renew your floors and make them look just as good as they did when they were brand new and freshly installed.

In some cases, however, the same process can actually make floors look “better than new.”  How is such a thing possible?  It has to do with the unique properties of wood, which is a natural product.  Over time as wood ages, it will quite often change colour, typically to a darker hue.  The opposite effect can also take place, however – wood floors that are exposed to heavy levels of direct sunlight can become bleached and acquire a lighter and lighter hue over time.

This is not necessarily a problem.  Homeowners often enjoy having their floor shift colours and hues over the years.  In the case of darkening it can give hardwood floors a rather refined appearance.  Eventually, however, most homeowners will decide that they want some kind of change.  They may not know that one is readily available.  Just as changing carpeting to a new colour can make a radical change in the “feel” of a room, so too can sanding the floors produce such a change because it will reveal once again the colour of the bare wood that has been obscured over time by the effects of light and age.

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