refinish hardwoods madisonRefinishing hardwood floors in Madison, WI can dramatically improve the look and longevity of hardwood flooring. But refinishing hardwood floors without the proper equipment and knowledge can cause irreparable damage, and in some cases even injury. Instead of attempting to refinish hardwood floors, protect your investment and yourself. Contact Floor Coverings International about refinishing hardwood flooring in Madison, WI.

If wear is concentrated in one area, you may be able to replace a small section of your floor. In other cases, a full sand and refinish will be the best choice. One alternative is screening, a process that removes the top layer of polyurethane and replaces it with a new coat. While this is a less time-consuming technique, it too should only be attempted by a professional.

The great thing about solid hardwood flooring is that it has the ability to be refinished up to 10 times over its lifetime. Each time you get a new hardwood floor that looks and feels like a brand new floor. With other varieties such as engineered hardwoods, you can only sand and refinish three times. Often Madison homeowners will have their hardwoods sanded and refinished in the fall so that their home is in tip-top shape for hosting during the holidays.

Each time you refinish your hardwoods you can choose what kind of stain you’d like applied. For example, you can go for a darker hue or stick with a classic bright look. Some species of hardwood flooring take on stain better than others, so it’s best to talk to a flooring professional before making a final decision. That’s where we come in!

If your existing hardwood flooring looks a little tired, contact us at Floor Coverings International in Madison for more information on refinishing hardwood flooring, or to schedule a free in-home consultation.

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