It could be part of Spring Cleaning, looking at your hardwood flooring for blemishes, haze in the finish or what have you, and restoring it to its natural beauty. Tips today come from outside our own house. Just click the titles to read the articles.For scratches in distressed floors only, the Flooring Fanatic blog offers a Now You See It, Now You Don't tip revolving around this picture: Do you have an issue surpassing mere scratches and blemishes? How does your finish look?
Frequent commenters on this very blog, Chicagoland Pro, wrote up an easy to follow post called Signs You Need Hardwood Flooring Refinishing that should give you a good start on assessing the needs you may or may not have in this area. Now if you do need to re-finish your hardwood floor, and you're considering doing it yourself, Hardwood Floors Magazine, which is aimed at contractors and professional installers, offers tips in one of their regular Q & A write-ups, Storing Sanders, Sealers Under Wax, Prefinished vs. Factory-Finished. They tend to have quite a few helpful series on their blog, including troubleshooting tips, so also on topic is this piece, answering the question, Why Won’t This Wood Floor Finish Adhere to the Previous Coat?.
Maybe you don't have a problem, you just want to upgrade your look, do a little customization. Floor Covering Installer magazine offers this write-up on Customizing Hardwood Floors Affordably. It may give you more ideas than how-to's, but there is value to be had even in brainstorm starters.
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