New hardwood flooring is known for its warmth, beauty, and ability to increase a home’s resale value. However, the same can’t be said for a worn down, dented up hardwood floor that has seen better days. Here at Floor Coverings International Kansas City West, we provide hardwood-refinishing services to help bring old wood floors back to life. If you need to refinish the floors in your Shawnee home, then read below to learn more about our process and the benefits that come along with it.

The Hardwood Refinishing Process

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The process of refinishing a hardwood floor is simple, but sometimes it is paired with other services like sanding to truly reform the look of an old floor. Hardwood floors that are riddled with dents, scratches, or stains will benefit from a combination of sanding and refinishing. During this process, we will sand the floors to remove damage that goes deeper than the surface. Then we’ll add the final finish to bring back the vibrancy and shine of your old floors.

For hardwoods that look a little worn-down or dull but that aren’t scratched or damaged, we generally recommend a simple screening or buffing. Instead of sanding into the wood, we buff off the old finish and apply a new finish to the floor. This brings the shine back into your floors and protects the wood from further damage.

Benefits of Hardwood Refinishinghardwood refinishing shawnee

There are many reasons to refinish your hardwoods aside from aesthetic purposes. When a finish gets worn down, it leaves the wood more susceptible to scratches, stains, and water damage. Refinishing an old wood floor helps to prevent this type of damage, and is an important part of routine hardwood maintenance.

Hardwood refinishing may be a necessary step to take if you’ve recently removed old carpet or vinyl from an old hardwood floor. It’s likely that this hardwood has seen some damage and will need to be sanded and refinished to bring it back to its former glory.

Removing old floors and refinishing the hardwood underneath is often a choice homeowners make if they’re selling their home. This is a much more cost-effective way to boost your home’s resale value, as installing brand new hardwoods can be expensive. Instead, touching up your old hardwoods can have the same effect for a fraction of the cost.

Get Started in Shawnee Today

Refinishing your hardwood floors is a cost-effective way to freshen up your home’s appearance and protect your floors. Call Floor Coverings International Kansas City West today to schedule your free, in-home design consultation in Shawnee. We proudly serve Overland Park, Shawnee, Lenexa, Prairie Village and surrounding areas.

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