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Can My Hardwood Floor Be Sanded and Refinished?

Sanding Hardwood floors is one great thing you can do with having hardwood flooring installed in your home. Can my hardwood floors be sanded and refinished? This is a question usually asked by hardwood flooring owners, when they find that its time to address some imperfections on their wood flooring. is that this flooring material can be re-surfaced and refinished. This allows you to bring back to life and the beauty of your wood flooring after normal wear and tear or damages that can happen over time.

But how can you determine whether your hardwood flooring can still be sanded or not? The answer lies in how much wear layer is left on your wood flooring. The thicker the wear layer, the better probability that the floor can still be re-surfaced.

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Sanding hardwood floors is the process of taking out scratches, dents, and other imperfections in the wood flooring using different levels of coarse sandpapers and a sanding machine. When done professionally, sanding hardwood floors usually takes away about 1 millimeter of your wood flooring surface. So depending on the thickness of the hardwood flooring wear layer, it can be sanded and refinished.

Sanding and refinishing solid hardwood floors is the most ideal. It can be sanded around six to seven times in the course of the wood flooring’s lifetime. A good solid hardwood floor’s wear layer usually starts at 6mm thick. Do take note that sanding the wood flooring’s surface would smoothen and even out the top layer. Distressed hardwood floors usually require hand sanding which is more labor-intensive and time-consuming therefore more costly compared to regular sanding and refinishing work.

Sanding and Refinishing Engineered Hardwood Floors
 
The quality of engineered hardwood floors is usually determined by how thick the wear layer it has. Some engineered hardwood floors can be cheaper in price but have too thin of a wear layer. Having the best interest of our clients in mind, the minimum requirement for us to install an engineered flooring for clients is at least 3mm. This is to make sure that they get their money’s worth because this will allow at least 3-4 times of sanding. 
 
Installing anything less than that will only allow 1-2 times of sanding and after that, your wood flooring can not be sanded anymore.
 
Having hardwood floors is known to increase the value of your home. A simple sanding, staining, and refinishing can cost-effectively update the look of your property and take care of any scratches, stains, dents, or imperfection on the wood flooring. When done by a professional the process can be very fast and easy. 

Making sure that the flooring technicians are well experienced, licensed, and have your best interest can and will save you from a lot of unnecessary problems. Typically, homeowners tend to overlook the importance of the thickness of the wear layer of the wood flooring.  They tend to get hardwood flooring installed base on how cheap they can get it.
 
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About Custom Hardwood Flooring LA

CHFLA is a family owned hardwood flooring business since 1994. We believe in providing professional hardwood flooring services with the best customer service that we can possibly provide. Licensed, bonded and insured; we have provided hardwood floor refinishing, all types of wood floor installation, custom, staining, sanding, repair and restoration for the Greater Los Angeles area and its neighboring communities.

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Custom Hardwood Floors LA, a flooring contractor, offers Low Price Hardwood Floor Refinishing and Hardwood Floor Installation Services throughout Los Angeles, specializing in Refinishing, Installation, Repairs, Custom Floors, Exotic wood.

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