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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Troubleshooting Hardwood Floor Finishes (Part 1)

I have decided to do a several part series of posts on troubleshooting hardwood floor finishes.  Although many finish issues can result with the finish, many times the underlined cause is not due to a finish problem.  In each post in this series I will discuss a problem and solutions to those problems.  I am fully aware that SOME issues arise due to product or contractor problems; however, I am going to limit causes to the most likely.

Problem: Excessive and Early Finish Wear

The most likely culprit to excessive wear is improper floor system maintenance that does not effectively remove grit from the floor, or using strong cleaners and water.  Unprotected furniture legs are also a big contributor.  Proper, regular maintenance consists of an approved hardwood floor cleaner and an approved mop cover.  Simple, but important.  Another simple way to minimize your heart ache… Felt pads on the bottom of all furniture legs and appliances.

What is the fix to early or excessive wear?  Unfortunately it is a re-coat.  You should contact your local wood flooring professional and get it scheduled.  The longer that you let excessive wear go, the closer you are getting to a full blown refinish!


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  4. Hard wood floors are very easy to clean as they do not accumulate a lot of dirt, dust, and debris. A weekly cleaning procedure involves vacuuming, moping and keeping the floor dry.

  5. It's amazing how far $20 in furniture leg protectors go. We had our floors refinished at least twice in 1 year due to furniture damage. It has been 2 years since our last refinish and we probably won't need it done again for at least another year

  6. Thank you for sharing this post and your tips. Wooden floors are really very beautiful but it also needs more maintenance compared to other materials like tiles. When hardwood floors are not regularly maintained, it might even cause you more. So, thank you again for the information. I will definitely follow your other posts.

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  8. We have noticed the same issues with flooring wear and tear. It's important to protect your hardwood floors from being damaged by adding padding to furniture legs.

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  10. I am always letting customers know that timely recoats prevent your from ever having to re-finish. I doubt that they remember by the time they need a recoat but what a time and money savings compared to the alternative refinish.


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