It's not always necessary to sand down a wood floor to bring back its 'just installed' look. If there is only minor surface damage, buff and recoat are needed to make the floor look new again. Also, the floor only needs to be buffed if the finish on the floor is worn off. Then a new finish can be applied to seal the wood. This process is also appropriate when a change of sheen is desired. For example, a glossy finish can be removed and replaced by a matte finish.
Badly damaged floors need to be replaced rather than refinished. The entire floor must be ripped up if boards are deeply gouged in numerous areas. Pet stains are difficult to remove, so a new floor is likely needed if it is badly stained. If the floor is old and has been refinished many times, it may not be possible to sand it down again. This means that even surface damage can't be repaired.
The flooring pros at Trotter Brothers Flooring can examine your floor and give advice about correcting the damage. We repair and replace hardwood floors. Our service area includes the communities of Greensboro, NC, Summerfield, NC, High Point, NC, Pleasant Garden, NC, McLeansville, NC, Winston-Salem, NC, Oak Ridge, NC, Burlington, NC, Stokesdale, NC, and Kernersville, NC. To schedule an estimate for wood floor refinishing or replacement, visit our showroom
in Greensboro. Or we would be happy to speak to you on the phone or answer your email.