Hardwood Restoration | Lake Forest Flooring

Restore the beauty of your natural hardwood floors!

Hardwood flooring is one of the longest-lasting and best-performing floor covering options available. However, just because they’re long-lasting doesn’t mean they stay looking new forever. After several years, you may need to refinish your floors to keep them protected from the surface.

How do I know my hardwood needs to be refinished?

The older your hardwood, the more the original color will fade. Dents and scratches are also common after years of wear and tear. Hardwood can be refinished multiple times throughout its decades-long lifespan, eliminating these common signs of wear and restoring them to their original beauty. You can rely on the experts here at Lake Forest Flooring to do the job right!

What is refinishing and what does it entail?

Hardwood refinishing is the process of sanding down the top layer of your hardwood floor and applying a new, fresh coat of stain or lacquer. It’s a very simple job, but it adds a brilliant new shine to your floors. If your flooring has superficial scuffs and discolorations, refinishing can polish those away. However, if your flooring is more badly damaged, with deep dents and scratches, you may need to consider resurfacing or restoration.

What is resurfacing and how does it differ from refinishing?

Resurfacing your hardwood flooring is a more complex process that may require the removal of older floorboards or even the grinding down of uneven sections. Your flooring may also require new nails for reinforcement. As complex as it may sound, it’s the best option for noticeably warped or bent sections, water damage, rot, or missing and cracked planks. Simple refinishing will not solve these problems, and it may even cause them to get worse over time.