From beginning to end, the process of refinishing the hardwood floor is time-consuming, hard work, but highly rewarding. When finished, you will have a fantastic refinish wood floor to look at that will surely dazzle anyone who lays eyes on it.
The first step is you should remove all of the furniture and floor coverings from the room. To keep all the dust in one area, It is highly recommended to hang some sheets or plastic from adjoining doorways and vents. When working on this project, there will be a lot of dust produced.
Then, the next process is sanding. You will be left with nothing but the raw wood floor when the sanding is concluded. This is where repairs take place. A key candidate for restoration is wood rot, cracked, cupped, or warped wood planks. Staining the floor is the next portion of the process.
Staining the floor is optional; it is perfectly fine if you would like to keep the original shade of your floor. If you prefer, though, just pick a color you are feeling good about. Carry out a test on a small, out-of-sight area (such as a closet) or preferably a scrap piece of wood to make sure you like the color. Finally, it is time to put down a finishing coat. This is most often a polyurethane of some sort. The two most common kinds of polyurethane are water-based and oil-based. The water-based odor is not nearly as pungent and is much less-flammable, but it is much less durable. Polyurethane is a highly flammable substance. It has to be implemented every few years as well. Two to three years between each application, usually. Your flooring will be more durable and will last longer if it is taken care of before it needs to be reapplied.