Part of maintaining your hardwood flooring New York involves understanding what you should not do to your floors. The first point to make is that water is the enemy of your hardwood floors and care should be taken to avoid them from getting wet. Your hardwood floors should only be dry mopped and never wet mopped and should be properly sealed against moisture with a wood stain. Be sure to not use powerful chemicals on your floor which can eat into the refinished surface and damage your floor.
What Does a Wood refinish and Stain Do?
There is of course an aesthetic component to a good wood stain and many homeowners will apply a wood refinish and stain to change or improve their home’s experience. However there is also an functional benefit to a wood stain which involves sealing the surface from moisture and debris and protecting it from damage.
Sanding Your Hardwood Floor
When your hardwood floor becomes chipped or worn out the surface can be sanded and resealed with another layer of stain. Third party handyman can sand and stain your floor or you can do it yourself by renting an orbital sander. Be sure to learn how to use an orbital sander before you try it as there is a risk that you will linger in one spot too long and sand too much of your wood flooring. Besides this it is relatively easy to sand your wood floor and refinishing and staining it is as simple as painting your walls. Depending on how thick a hardwood floor you install (one inch or thicker being preferable) the process can be repeated many times over the course of your floors life.
One of the great benefits of hardwood flooring is how easy it is to care for and the aforementioned tips can greatly increase the life and beauty of your wood floor.