Almost all old floors can be salvaged and refinished by our skilled hardwood floor refinishing contractors in Aurora. Planks damaged by termites, insect-infested boards or strips that have lost the protective finish can all be replaced, assuming there are not too many of them. Squeaky floors can be temporarily tightened and quieted with nails or dry lubricant. We can also plug holes and patch sections of your damaged floor. When you sand and refinish hardwood flooring, you are taking away some of the actual board. This is why it is important to know what kind of floor you have in order to ensure it can structurally handle having a small top layer removed. If you have a standard ¾ inch thick solid floor, the life expectancy can run from 80 to 100 years. Over the lifetime of a solid hardwood floor, it can usually be sanded and refinished anywhere from three to seven times before it loses structural integrity.
If you have an engineered floor, the number of times it can be sanded and refinished is dictated by the thickness of the wear layer. If you sand an engineered floor through the entire wear layer, you risk exposing the plywood base and your flooring will be ruined. Sanding and refinishing can be an intensive do-it-yourself project. It is highly recommended you hire a professional like Urban Design Floors, rather than trying the process yourself. Don’t run the risk of accidentally destroying your beautiful floor and investment. Let us do it right the first time, making your floors shine again.