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Revive and Refinish Hardwood Floors

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Professional sanding provided by Willow Floors.
Flooring for a Lifetime

When cared for and well maintained, solid hardwood flooring can last a lifetime. Solid wood flooring is a timeless classic that always comes back in style. It is versatile and can make rooms look rich, cozy, modern, or traditional. Hardwood flooring is also durable and stands the test of time not only in style, but in functionality. But hardwood floors are not indestructible and need maintenance and care. Sometimes it may be necessary to spruce them up by reviving and refinishing the hardwood floors.

Caring for Hardwoods

Like all flooring, you always want to avoid spills and quickly clean any spills that may occur. It is especially important with solid wood to keep an eye on pets and kiddos to make sure any accidents are taken care of before the wood warps. Something else to be careful about is covering the wood. While it may seem like an economic solution, covering hardwoods with carpet or glue down coverings may damage the wood. In the long run, sanding and staining the wood may be a lower cost solution when looking to update flooring.

Restoration

A client recently reached out to have their hardwoods restored in a home they had just purchased. The home was built in 1960 and the hardwoods had been neglected over the years. At one point, they were even covered with a blue-green shag carpet! With the carpet covering the wood, spills and moisture trapped beneath the carpet caused stains and damage. Our experts sanded the flooring, filled cracks, and replaced planks that were too far gone. Due to the extensive damage, the new stain selected needed to be a darker shade to conceal water marks on the wood. Our customer went with a rich ebony and is so happy with the new look as we were able to revive and refinish the hardwood floors. Check out the Before, During, and After photos!

Image shows process before, during, and after to revive and refinish hardwood floors.
Before, during, and after reviving and refinishing hardwood flooring in breakfast area. Before shows years of damage to hardwood flooring. During shows sanding removed original stain, but damage still shows. After shows flooring with new stain and polyurethane to protect the flooring.

 

Image shows process before, during, and after to revive and refinish hardwood floors.
Before, during, and after reviving and refinishing hardwood flooring in hallway. Before shows years of damage to hardwood flooring. During shows sanding removed original stain, but damage still shows. After shows flooring with new stain and polyurethane to protect the flooring.

 

Image shows process before, during, and after to revive and refinish hardwood floors.
Before, during, and after reviving and refinishing hardwood flooring in master bedroom. Before shows years of damage to hardwood flooring. During shows sanding removed original stain, but damage still shows. After shows flooring with new stain and polyurethane to protect the flooring.
Call on Us

If you have hardwoods that have seen better days and are ready for a spruce up, give us a shout! Our flooring experts are happy to help. We can sand, scrape, put custom stain, and coat with protective polyurethane on site. We love to see old hardwoods transformed and brought back to life. It is so satisfying to update 59-year-old flooring so that it can last even longer.