Refinishing Hardwood Floors

After a few years most hardwood floors need to be refinished in order to get them back to the way they looked when they were first installed. Due to the amount of traffic that it has seen it has lost its shine and there are scratches on the floor. When these spots are small we do not pay them any notice. But it will not take long for them to spread and become more apparent.

It is then that we begin to consider refinishing the floors. When you want to refinish your floors is a decision that you will have to make. Keep in mind though that with engineered flooring it can only be done once or twice. Too many times and you will trip the finish right off and ruin the floors. This requires you to replace them.

In order to refinish the floors properly you may want to hire a professional to do the job for you. They have all of the equipment that is needed and in the long run it could save you time and money. You will not have any need for the tools needed to get the job done so why purchase them yourself? Many of the best professionals will use a dust extraction system in order to keep the dust from the floors from becoming trapped inside of your home.

These systems are better then the bags that are simply attached to the equipment itself. These bags are not reliable and not effective at keeping the dust from the home. The professionals that utilize the system will remove not only the dust – but also other materials from the older finish that can be left behind. This will save you time from having to clean your home thoroughly afterwards.

For better precautions though we recommend that you protect everything in your home. The dust can work its way into cabinets and vents in the home easily. To avoid any health problems and a big mess you need to tape off rooms and cover curtains and furniture.