The amazing thing about wooden flooring is that not only does it look beautiful and matches with any interior design aesthetic you may wish to pair it with, but over the years its look remains timeless and classic, without losing structural integrity. However, because flooring sees a fair bit of use on the day-to-day, it is only understandable that through the years, the natural passage of time and the slow wear that comes from use can cause scratches and damage on the surface of your wooden flooring. When it comes to this, it may be time to think of ways to do timber floor restoration and revive the look of your floorboards.
In order to keep your floors looking their best for as long as possible, ensure that you are doing regular maintenance after installation. Use soft bristle brooms, sweep away potentially finish damaging debris, and make use of non-slip rubber pads for furniture to prevent against scratches from furniture legs and the like. Refer to the manufacturer of your wooden floorboards for approved cleaners, as keeping to these methods will ensure the longevity of your floorboards. If you are planning to use floor polishes, refer again to manufacturer-approved polishes, as these will work best with the finish. And, as with all wooden flooring, if your floorboards come into contact with moisture, wipe the water away immediately to prevent lasting damage!
Making Timber Look Like New
If your floors are looking too damaged, it may be time to consider different methods of timber floor restoration. This includes floor sanding and floor polishing. Restoring wooden floors and reviving them from scratches and deep gouges can mean having to sand back a bit of the top layer and refinish it in order to breathe new life into your floors. Sanding is done by using different grit sandpapers to ensure a smooth finish, and this means that the existing scratches and damage will be buffed away to reveal a flat, new surface underneath. Professional contractors know the best and most efficient ways to do this, and will apply the best timber floor finish suited for your specific flooring in a number of coats, and usually takes at least a couple of days to be completed. But afterwards, you will be met with timber flooring that looks like new!
When it comes to floor sanding and polishing, general costs are around $30 upwards per square metre if you choose to hire a professional, and this will depend on the condition of your floors and the type of polish required. Not only will you be getting their expertise, but you will also be given specific advice on how to take care of your newly sanded and polished floors, too, which means that you can prolong its aesthetic and use with just a few simple tricks.