Repair and Restoration
Hardwood floors add an elegance and beauty to any home. Unfortunately, they can suffer a good deal of wear and tear over the years from shoes, pets, furniture, dirt and moisture. Restoration will be required when the wood itself, rather than the sealed surface, becomes marked or damaged. At this point soil and spillages can build up over time and can stain the wood. It is advisable to consult a specialist to advise you as to the extent of the problem. If the surface is worn, a fine layer of wood must be sanded away so as to reveal its former appearance. After stripping, a sealant is applied to protect the wood so that any future work would be limited to buffing and polishing.
Sand and Finish
We recommend sanding and finishing when the hardwood floor is dulling, or has moderate to severe scratches. Also, if the finish has worn off to bare wood in high traffic areas, or if the homeowner wants to change the color or sheen of the floor, it may be time to sand and finish. Sanding provides a method for smoothing an installed floor, compensating for unevenness of the subfloor. Additionally, sanding is used to renew the appearance of older floors. Sanding using successively finer grades of sandpaper is required to ensure even stain penetration when stains are used, as well as to eliminate visible scratches from coarser sandpaper grades used initially. Over time, some hardwood floors can receive damage in many ways. We are experts at carefully bringing your old floor back to life through refinishing.
Deciding to install wood flooring in your home is a decision that will last as long as the home itself. That is why you want to choose an installer with the technical knowledge and experience to ensure you are getting the quality you deserve. Downer Wood Flooring has years of experience installing all types of wood flooring so you can be confident your installation will be superb.