Taking precautionary measures prior to refinishing hardwood flooring
Hardwood flooring is a durable, efficient option for homeowners who have several high-traffic living areas. However, even the toughest flooring needs a touch-up once and awhile to be maintained for an extended period of time.
When it comes to refinishing hardwood flooring, there are a few things that you need to check for before getting started, according to HGTV. First, you must check the gaps between the floor planks. Depending on the age of the hardwood floor, there may be large gaps that expose the nailing. If this is the case, it may not be worth refinishing.
Next, determine how thick your hardwood flooring is before beginning the refinishing process. Some floors are only one-fourth of an inch thick, meaning they have a laminate already applied. In this instance, you may not be able to sand and refinish the flooring.
Finally, consider the type of hardwood flooring you have before starting the refinishing job. Certain woods take longer than others - pine and oak can be simple to work with, while maple and mahogany can take an extended period of time.
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