Remove all the wood panels in the entire area making sure that protruding nails and staples are removed as well.
Placed in between the sub flooring and the hardwood flooring, vapor barriers are needed, to ensure that the wood is well protected from moisture.
Nailing the wood panels will ensure that the wood flooring is in place and will not be easily removed. To cover each nail, wood putty can also be applied.
Sanding the wood panels prior to staining will give you smooth and even flooring. Staining it without sanding will highlight dings and scratches on your wood.
Staining will help you achieve the color that you want for your wood flooring. Moreover, it helps prolong the wood’s life as it blocks sunlight, protects from rotting and it makes your wood waterproof.
Most households choose wood flooring because if installed correctly, it lasts for years. Not only that, it looks more sturdy, sophisticated and beautiful. But due to the wear and tear and hustle and bustle of everyday activity, even the sturdiest flooring has its limits. Moisture and water is the number one cause of damaged wood floors. Too much of it can cause the wood floors to buckle, peel, bend and could even create big gaps between planks. In some cases, this can still be salvaged but too much damage will eventually need replacing.
While hardwood floors can last for years, it doesn’t mean that it does not expire overtime. Hardwood floors begin to decay after a certain period of time. Due to its exposure to sunlight and dirt over time, it loses its shine and color and in most cases, it becomes softer and feels bouncier. When this happens, replacement of your wood floor is a must. Refinishing your wood floors can be an option but repeated refinishing can be very expensive compared to replacing it completely.
Whenever there are small damages to our wooden floors, sanding and refinishing your floors is a good way to remove the damages and extend your wood’s life. It is also the cheaper to re-sand and refinish rather than replacing them completely. However, every time we get our floors sanded, it gets thinner and thinner. This can lead to exposing the nails which can be very dangerous, and can also cause the wood to snap and break.
We do careful evaluation of the area when we are about to replace your wood flooring. We understand that every location is different – that some areas are prone to flooding resulting to too much moisture which can damage the wood flooring over time. That is why we make sure that we do a careful evaluation and assessments in the sub floor moisture to ensure that correct wood floor installation and replacement plans are being set.
Your project is an important investment. Therefore, we make sure that our recommendations fit your needs and lifestyle. Our highly qualified and very dedicated FloorMaster team, who we consider as experts, has had many experiences with wood flooring replacements. We make it a priority to listen to our client’s flooring needs and we make sure that we are able to find solutions and address any issue that may arise before, during and after replacing your wood flooring.
We understand that every project is time sensitive and that perfection is a must. That is why we can assure you that we provide the most efficient and effective service you deserve. We are very detail oriented and we work diligently until every aspect of our project is perfect. To top it off, we make sure that we finish our job fast and within the given time frame, without sacrificing the quality of our work.
«My old wooden floor looks like when it was freshly installed 10 years ago again! The price was also very reasonable with no hidden charges. Thank you Floormaster!»
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