Restore the luster of your floors in as little as one day!
The same way you clean your carpets every few years to keep it at its best, a hardwood floor greatly benefits from regular maintenance. Besides deeply cleaning and ridding your floors of superficial scratches, dullness, scuff marks and occasional paint specs, the main reason you may want to buff and clean your hardwood floors is to simply avoid a sanding job.
Remember, every time a hardwood floor is sanded, a small layer of the wear layer is removed cutting short the life of the floor. Solid floors can be sanded and refinished 3 to 4 times, depending on the damages incurred. You want to avoid this at all cost–no pun intended–, as sanding and refinishing cost about 2 to 3 times more than buffing and recoating. And let’s not mention replacing the floors, which is the next step after the floors have no wear layer left. That can fluctuate between $7 and $10 per square foot.
The floors shown in this picture are finished in place floors with quite a lot of wear, but no scratches or discoloration from the sun. It exhibited dullness, and a few spots where the stain had worn off. Still, there where no serious gray areas or signs that the dirt had migrated into the wood. We were able to clean and buff the floors, lightly abrading the top coat, after which a layer of water-based color was applied. Two coats of water-based polyurethane, voilá, great looking floors.
It’s important to mention that although there was some patches of discoloration that we were able to correct, these were caused by regular wear, not by sun exposure, and were present in a finished-in-place floor. Discoloration due to sun exposure can only be corrected by sanding and refinishing the floors.
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Call the experts of Virginia Top Floors–703-537-9699–to see if your floors are good candidate for this service in Manassas. Depending on the size of the room and if its furnished or not, the work can be done in as little as 1 day.