Three Methods To Refinishing Hardwood Flooring

Although it’s relatively uncommon to see painted wood floors today, as clear-coated hardwood has become the preferred option for most homeowners, they were once a staple of interior design. From decorative patterns, some of which mimicked parquetry, to monochromatic schemes, painted wood floors were in widespread use in American homes by the late 1700s. Popular colors included white, yellow, red, and green. But it wasn’t just about aesthetics—paint also helped protect the wide-plank pine floors of the time.

Strong Wooden also has a custom method for hardwood floor refinishing.  We can add texture to the existing flooring.  What this does is adds life, and character to any existing hardwood floor, making in suitable for busy lifestyles.  A dull and unremarkable floor can be a focal point in any space.

How do we revive hardwood flooring? There are options.

Method 1 

Method 1 is good to sprucing up floors. This is a good method if you have just acquired a property or are selling a property. This method is also good for freshening up a hardwood floor by covering minor scratches and evening out the sheen. This process is quick, and low cost. It has its limitations though so maybe method 2 is a better option.

Method 2

Method 2 is good for completely renewing a hardwood floor. This is done by sanding the flooring down to bare wood. Very heavy blemishes can often be removed, such as stains, paint etc. We even sand down old softwood floors such as Pine, Spruce, and Fir. Once the hardwood flooring is completely sanded, subsequent steps involve further sanding until the floor sanded to a higher grit. Stains can be applied to obtain the appearance desired.

Method 3

Method 3 is the same as method 2 but with a twist. We can “antique” an existing floor. The existing flooring is fully sanded down to bare wood. The subsequent steps involve further sanding until the floor sanded to a higher grit. At this point, texture can be added! By adding scrapes, implementing floor bruising and other techniques, we can give you an antique looking floor with texture. Once completed, the hardwood floor will hold up well to children, dogs, and abuse!