What refinishing choices are available for hardwood floors?
Sanding and finishing hardwood floors entails complete sanding until the bare wood stage is reached to remove worn or bare spots and obvious scratches. In some cases a colour change is made or the sheen level of the finish is adjusted. Dust extraction systems remove an enormous amount of dust and older finish materials that would otherwise linger for months after refinishing.
Solvent-borne polyurethane finishes take longer to cure, while water-based finishes take the least amount of time. Conditions can vary and drying time will depend on the relative humidity. The screen and recoat (also called buff and coat) procedure for hardwood floors is a cost-effective method for revitalising worn or dull floors. Less expensive than a complete refinishing, this process can bring floors back to life, though deep scratches and dents won’t be removed.