When hardwood floors are originally installed, and also when they are refinished, the wood is covered with a hard urethane coat that protects it against
liquid spills, abrasive dirt and wear
from the family's normal foot traffic. This coasting includes tiny flakes of aluminum oxide to further increase its protection and prevent damage from the UV rays in
direct sunlight. This protective coating also adds strength and increases the luster of the wood itself.
While unavoidable, sand and dirt carried inside on people's shoes, or pet feet, are much like sandpaper and will slowly scrape away the hardwood coating. Once the coating wears away, soil and liquids can sink down into the wood, causing swelling, warping and some loss of color. The UV rays from sunlight will also bleach out the rich colors from hardwood and make them appear to be dull and unattractive.
Hardwood sanding and refinishing that is done to your floors by Schindler Carpet & Floors' professionals will effectively undo damage
that was done over the years and restore your hardwood flooring to its original condition. This hardwood refinishing process will also extend the life of your floor and the process considerably less expensive than complete hardwood floor replacement.
Schindler Carpet & Floors will be pleased to give you a free consultation and cost estimate at your convenience. Call us or stop in at our store in Forney to discuss your hardwood refinishing needs.