When new hardwood floors are first put in place, their wood is covered with a durable polyurethane coating that provides protection from spills, abrasive dirt, and wear from constant foot traffic. This polyurethane coating also contains some very small flakes of aluminum oxide which have been added to this surface coating to further increase its protection, durability as well as to minimize any damage from the UV rays contained in direct sunlight. This protective surface coating increases the luster of the flooring as well.
Sand, dirt and other abrasive particles are carried inside your home on people’s shoes, or on pet’s feet. These gritty particles work just like sandpaper by slowly scraping off the protective polyurethane coating over the hardwood underneath it. Once the coating is gone, soil and water can soak down into the wood to cause swelling and discoloration. Moreover, the UV radiation contained in direct sunlight entering the room may actually bleach out the rich colors from a hardwood floor, making the floor appear lackluster.
Fortunately, the above doesn’t mean that you’ll have to remove your existing floor and install an expensive new one. Hardwood sanding and refinishing provided by Floor Craft professionals will affordably remove all the damage that took place over time, and give your hardwood floor its original beauty once more. The hardwood refinishing process is merely a matter of removing what’s left of the original polyurethane coating, and replacing it with a completely new one. Unless the hardwood itself has received serious damage, this is the solution, and it is a relatively easy fix for our experienced hardwood refinishers. This hardwood refinishing process will also extend the lifespan of your floor by many more years.
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