Often new homeowners remove carpet to find old hardwood and wonder if there’s any chance it can be restored. It is possible in many cases. In fact, restoration of an entire room or home is easier than fixing a damaged section of new flooring, but both are possible. Here are some things you should know about hardwood floor restoration.
If you’ve recently moved into a home and found old hardwood floors, we’re happy to evaluate it for you. We’ll let you know what to expect during the process and what type of imperfections may remain once the project is complete. No amount of sanding and refinishing will hide every blemish after years of neglect. Hardwood floor restoration can, however, lead to some of the most beautiful floors with the most character and just the feel you want in your older home.
Unfortunately, one of the calls we get all too often is about hardwood floor restoration for water damaged flooring. In the vast majority of these cases, the planks need to be replaced and a large area around the damage needs to be refinished. Unless the entire floor is refinished, the repaired area may still be noticeable. Calling an experienced flooring company is key for matching finishes as closely as possible.
Pet and People Damage
Sometimes you may not have to put the time and money into a full hardwood floor restoration. At times, all that is needed to repair minimally damaged sections of flooring is wood putty. Nail scratches from pets and scrapes from heavy objects dragged across the floor can sometimes be covered up. Although it won’t ever look exactly the same, a scratch filled in with the right color of wood putty can look more like a part of the wood grain rather than a scratch. Professional tip—if you’re having trouble matching the finish on your floors, try mixing a few different color putties together.
Seer Flooring offers hardwood floor restoration for historic flooring and modern floors alike. We have the experience and tools to get the job done right whether it’s a total flooring restoration or a repair to a smaller area. Call us today at (727) 469-7963 for a no-obligation evaluation of your wood floors. We’ll give you our honest opinion about repair or replacement.