What You Need to Know About Recoating Hardwood Floors

Rod Lorenz

One way to retain the natural beauty of hardwood floors is recoating, which is the process of adding a new layer of finish coating to your floor. Recoating can make your floor look new again and provide excellent protection—with less time and cost than a full refinishing.

Recoating Protects the Wood

Recoating your hardwood floors protects the wood from deep scratches and other significant damage—reducing the number of times you'll need to refinish the flooring in its lifetime.

Recoating Keeps Floors Looking New

Protection is a practical benefit, but recoating also provides the same sense of satisfaction as a needed carwash or a newly mowed lawn.

You Don’t Have to Do It Too Often

Time is an enemy of your floor finish. As time passes, the finish will wear. Scratches will appear and the finish will begin to dull.

Thankfully, this wear usually takes years to happen, so you don't need to recoat your hardwood floor every year. It all depends on how much the floors are walked on.

In most cases, recoating is called for only every three to five years, sometimes longer. You don’t need to follow a strict timeline. You only need to recoat once scratches and dullness become apparent and bother you.

Will Recoating Be Sufficient?

Recoating is the best option in many situations, but a refinishing (or even a re-sanding and refinishing) might be necessary to restore a hardwood floor to its original natural beauty. And sometimes homeowners use the wrong cleaning products, making recoating an unavoidable option.

Our experienced sales team can consult with you, visit your home, and provide advice on whether recoating will provide the results you want. Just get in touch with us!

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