Over time the top layer of your hardwood floor’s protective surface is slowly removed by the wear and tear of daily living. To maintain the life of your floor, it’s important to periodically treat a floor’s finish layer to restore its luster and protect its beauty. One of those ways is reciting.
What Is Recoating Maintenance?
Recoating is a more intensive maintenance process than polishing because it uses a buffer to lightly scuff the existing finish to remove ground-in debris that polishing can’t reach. After buffing, the existing finish is recoated with another layer of finish. This is sometimes called a screen and recoating, referring specifically to the process of recoating the wood with a new coat of polyurethane, which helps protect the wood beneath. Depending on the type, style, and brand of hardwood floor, the manufacturers of your hardwood floor can recommend the type of polyurethane, the suggested amount to use in the recoat, and the proper care and cleaning after the recoating process is completed. This process is not quite as invasive and expensive as refinishing your hardwood floors, presenting an attractive middle-of-the-road option for many homeowners and businesses.
Other than the obvious benefit of your floors still being useable, the benefits of recoating your hardwood floors include removing dirt and grime, filling in surface scratches, restoring your floor’s original shell and luster for beautiful good-as-new floors, a new fresh layer of protective material for daily wear and tear on your hardwood, and the option to choose a different look for your home. Recoating your floors is like choosing a different stain for wooden furniture or cabinets. You have to sand everything down before replacing the coating anyway, why not choose a different color to liven up your home and update the look and feel of your decor?
As long as your floors don’t have deep scratches, gouges, dents, and stains, recoating is the best option for the responsible homeowner that’s invested in year-round do-it-yourself or professional maintenance. For all of your flooring needs including recoating, maintenance, installation, and more call Wakefield Hardwood Floors for great service and great-looking floors!