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From regular traffic to pet nails and sunlight, your wood floors undergo extreme amounts of wear and tear every day. After years of heavy use, hardwood naturally scratches and stains — leaving it looking far less than desirable. So whether you’ve recently moved and want to give your floors a new-home shine or you’re hoping to restore your old hardwood to its former glory, the experts at Elegant Floor Service can help.
We offer hardwood floor restoration services to homes throughout the D.C. metropolitan area, including Maryland, northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. Our hardwood floor restoration team has the knowledge, tools and expertise necessary to bring any hardwood or engineered wood floor back to its full potential.
Solid hardwood in homes can last for a long time, but it still needs to be restored periodically to look and function its best. Whether you’re preparing to sell, your floors endured some sort of damage, or your floors are simply looking old, a quality-refinishing can extend the life of your home’s floors.
Solid hardwood floors should be refinished every 7 to 10 years.
Each flooring job will take around three to five days, but the exact timeframe depends on factors such as:
Our restoration process is minimally invasive, so you’ll be able to enjoy your wood floors shortly after their restoration.
Take a look at the process you can expect when you hire the experts at Elegant Floor Service for your MD, VA or D.C. wood floor refinishing services:
Like hardwood, engineered wood floors also need occasional maintenance to keep them looking their best. Many people choose to remove and replace scratched engineered boards, rather than refinish them because replacing individual boards as they wear is often the fastest and most cost-effective choice for homeowners. However, depending on the style and quality of the original boards, you may be able to refinish them if you’d prefer.
Homeowners often opt to refinish their engineered wood when it begins to show wear through the sealer. You might also choose to refinish your engineered wood if you want to change the stain color. If you’ve been wanting to update your home’s look but don’t want to replace your floors completely, refinishing with a different shade of stain is an excellent alternative.
Most engineered wood floors can only be refinished once in their lifetime. Refinishing the floor any more than once risks completely wearing away its top layer.
Some of the factors that affect the number of times you can refinish your wood floor include:
Make sure to check with a professional, before you attempt any refinishing, to make sure your engineered wood floors can handle the sanding and refinishing. At Elegant Floor Service, we carefully evaluate the condition of your engineered wood floor before we begin any refinishing project. If the surface can handle a restoration, and it’s worth your investment vs. replacing a wood floor plank, we’ll refinish your engineered wood following a similar process to our hardwood floor refinishing.
Many homeowners think that DIY wood floor refinishing is the most cost-effective solution, when in reality refinishing hardwood or engineered wood floors is a complicated job.
Keep in mind that floor sanders are heavy and difficult to control, which commonly leads to bumps and crevices in the surfaces from the user’s inconsistency in pressure or jerky movements.
Improper sanding can permanently damage your wood.
Quality floor refinishers have the training and tools necessary to perfectly smooth imperfections, without damaging the wood.
Beyond sanding your floor, staining the floor can lead to new challenges for the DIY homeowner. Professional hardwood restoration ensures your stain is applied evenly across your floor for consistent color.
Are you looking for top-quality wood floor refinishing services in Washington, D.C., Virginia or Maryland? Elegant Floor Service has been providing quality services for homes in the DC metro area for over 30 years.
We are the partner you can trust for your flooring needs.
We specialize in both solid hardwood flooring including common wood such as maple, oak, walnut, hickory and cherry, in addition to replacing planks in engineered wood. No matter the type, we’ll help you make sure your hardwoods look as beautiful as when they were first installed.
You’ll be amazed at how good your wood floors can look, even after years of use.
Get started today — contact us to request a free estimate for your home in MD, VA or D.C.