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Pine Boards Restoration & Pine Floor Board Repairs
Wood floor repair is not something that you will need to get often. However, hardwood flooring, like everything else will inevitably show some signs of wear in time. Professional wood floor repair is all you need to make them look as good as new again. This article details some types of repairs that you might have to get for your wood floors.
Wood floor repair is not something that you will need to get often, if your floors were installed in the right way in the first place, and have been maintained in the right manner. High-quality wood floors, which have been kiln dried and finished according to certain standards, will not need any repairs for at least a decade or so. However, hardwood flooring, like everything else of daily use, will inevitably show some signs of wear in time. The good news is that wood floors need not be replaced when they get a bit old. Professional wood floor repair is all you need to make them look as good as new again.
If you have noticed that your wood floors are showing signs of damage, like loose, broken or split floorboards, big gaps between boards, visible scratches and scuff marks, stains, and mouldy or rotten boards, you should immediately contact a company specialised in sanding and repairs. But before you do so, take a look at the points given below, to understand in detail what types of wood floor repair you might have to get:
- Replacing wood floorboards that are damaged beyond repair - the floor sanding company will usually replace your damaged boards with the same grade and type of wood to make sure that the replacements are unnoticeable.
- Gap filling - Depending on the size of individual gaps, these will be either filled with customised colour-mixed fillers of wood dust and resin or with wood slivers or ‘fillets’.
- Floor sanding, stripping, buffing - only your contractor will be able to advise after inspecting your floor, the degree of sanding, stripping and buffing it needs. This is usually done with floors that have become discoloured or yellowed, are scratched all over, quite visibly, and have lost their natural sheen.
- Wood floor staining - Staining is entirely a matter of personal preference and may be a good idea only if you feel tired of the colour and look of your floor. A properly applied stain enhances the natural beauty of wood, without looking artificial.
- Sealing - This usually follows the steps mentioned above, but it can also be a minor repair process on its own, to seal wood floors, which have lost their original sealing coats. Floor repair companies use only professional products, but you have to decide whether they use lacquer, oil or hardwax-oil, of course with their advice and guidance. All these have distinct advantages and shortcomings, so choose one in consultation with the experts. If you are not sure, get your hardwood floors sealed with the same type of sealant that was used after the last wood floor sanding occasion.