Did you just purchase a new home that came with existing hardwood flooring? Lucky you, hardwood flooring makes a great addition to any house and it helps to bring out the character of your home. However, it is important that you ask the right questions in order to find out what kind of care and restoration your hardwood flooring needs to return to its natural beauty. Invision Hardwood & Décor is here to help you find the answers to your questions.
Basic Questions about Hardwood Flooring
When assessing your hardwood flooring, there are a few basic questions that you should ask.
- What is the age of your house and how long has the hardwood flooring been installed?
- What type of wood and finish was used?
- Do you know the last time that it was refinished?
- Was the work completed by a reputable company?
- What chemicals were used to clean the floor?
All of these questions will help you decide what kind of action needs to be taken to rejuvenate your hardwood flooring.
Assessing the Damage to your Hardwood Flooring
Over time your hardwood flooring will wear down. This is a fact of life and there is nothing you can do about it. It is important that you are able to spot the difference between the different types of damage.
- Bare patches usually appear in high traffic areas where the floor finish is worn down to reveal the natural state of the hardwood flooring.
- Water damage is another one to keep your eye out for. It is generally found near windows or in areas where you kept your pets water dish.
- Discoloration tends to occur in locations where a rug or a piece of furniture was placed. The floor underneath becomes discolored and sometimes this type of damage is unrepairable.
- Cracks and splits. A simple refinish won’t fix this issue. It may be fixed through regluing the cracks, using wood filler, or replacing the entire board.
These are the most common types of damage that we see in hardwood flooring. Help is here. Invision Hardwood & Décor is here to save your old hardwood flooring. We offer our services to clients in Toronto, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Woodbridge, Vaughan, and the entire GTA.