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Latest Techniques of Wood Floor Restoration

A wood floor cannot remain as good as new forever. At some point it is going to require attention and you will have to consider doing some repair or restoration work on it. Wood floor restoration cannot be attempted by just anyone. It is something that should be handled by a professional company only. Here are a few of the latest and most common techniques that are followed by restoration professionals the world over.

Repairing

The first step to successful wood floor restoration is to repair the existing floor boards. All the floorboards are checked for loose and missing nails and loose planks. These nails and planks are replaced if they have to be. All boards are replaced with pine that has been reclaimed.

Gap filling, sanding, stripping and buffing

These steps follow next. Once the floor is repaired, the gaps between the planks are filled. There are two types of techniques used here. The first one is used for gaps that are less than 5mm in width, and the second is used for gaps that are between 5mm and 12mm in width.

In order to have a quality wood floor restoration job it is important that sanding takes place in 3 stages, first with a belt that is coarse, and then a medium and finally a belt that is fine for an optimal finish.

Staining and sealing

Staining and sealing are the final stages in any wood floor restoration process. Once you choose a colour, the floor is first stained. After staining, you can either opt for a lacquer or an oil finish. A lacquer finish will require 3 coats while an oil finish will require 2. Floors can have a lacquer or an oil finish even without a stain being applied to them.

 

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