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Does Your Floor Need Buff and Coat or Sand and Finish?

by Alex M. Worked as a Business Development Manager

Hardwood floors wear and tear over time, resulting in visible scratches and blemishes. Californian homes experience heavy footfall, and for homeowners with hardwood flooring, it becomes difficult to understand whether the floor needs a buff and coat and sand and finish. Floor maintenance is an integral part of wood floor refinishing Sherman Oaks.

 

About Buff & Coat

 

     When does it become necessary?

 

Maintaining the originality of a hardwood floor needs frequent servicing. A home with hardwood flooring requires a buff & coat from time to time irrespective of how well it is maintained.

 

     When to get a buff & coat?

 

When the polyurethane coating thins, it may not be noticeable, which is why professionals exist. So, closely look for signs of wear and tear, including mild gauges and scuff marks, as it is the tested method to ascertain whether the time has come for a buff & coat.

 

While it may seem tasking, the intensity of foot traffic may be enough to help determine the extent of damage to the floor. Hallways and kitchens are perhaps the most foot traffic-rich areas in a house, for which a buff every year is essential.


     Why should a hardwood floor getting regular maintenance need a buff & coat?

 

Hardwood floors were polyurethane coating-free until the 70s. Since then, they became available with it, which is crafted to safeguard it against the daily damages. However, it must be provided with a wood floor refinishing Sherman Oaks because it loses its integrity over time, becoming prone to damage.

 

The polyurethane coating can withstand heavy damage, but it slowly wears down to a thin layer. It is best to call in professional floorers. They can perform the task efficiently and ensure complete damage protection.

 

About Sand & Finish

 

     When does it become necessary?

 

It is mandatory for inadequately maintained hardwood floors. Floors sustain plenty of damage caused by moisture, gouges, and scratches and often become discolored. While the damage should be allowed till the floor’s topcoat, it gets chaotic once it reaches the wood. It necessitates sand & refinishing when that happens to bring back the floor’s originality.

 

     What kind of finishes do hardwood floors use?

 

Different finishes are used in hardwood floors. Shellac, wax, or varnish was used before 1970. While it doesn’t influence the floor’s look, new finishes don’t stick to it if it is waxed. However, floors can get a re-wax.

 

But the trend changed because the wax is not as effective as a polyurethane coating. Also, a flooring with wax finish experiencing heavy foot traffic requires renewal half-yearly. So, sand & finish is mandatory to ensure a floor looks attractive.

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About Alex M. Advanced   Worked as a Business Development Manager

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