Restore Hardwood Floors After Carpet

In this blog, we will discuss how to restore hardwood floors after carpet.

One of the most common questions we receive pertains to the process of restoring hardwood floors after having had carpets covering them for an extended period.

Our wealth of experience in the field of hardwood floor restoration has equipped us with unique insights into the various ways hardwood floors can age and the specific restoration techniques required for each scenario.

Carpets can certainly enhance the aesthetics and insulation of your home, particularly during chilly winter months. However, when placed directly over hardwood floors, they have the potential to cause damage that necessitates a meticulous restoration of the hardwood floors.

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Restore Hardwood Floors

Hardwood flooring is timeless, and it has really come back into fashion recently as more and more people are seeking a more rustic style.

If you would like to breathe new life into your hidden hardwood floors and learn about the hardwood floor restoration services that we provide, please visit our website or give our friendly team a call and they will be happy to discuss your requirements.

Go Slowly When Restoring Hardwood Floors

While it may seem like a great idea to rip up that old carpet and finally reveal your beautiful wooden floors, this step should really be taken with some caution in mind.

If you pull up an old carpet too fast, you risk damaging the floor beneath. Not only that, but you risk releasing lots of dirt and dust into the air around you.

Go slowly and carefully when removing the carpet. Take one section at a time, and be sure to wear protective clothing such as a filtration mask (N95 or better) and eye protection.

You may also wish to consider wearing overalls and gloves. Especially if the carpet is particularly old or if you’re removing carpet from a home that you’ve just moved into.

It is very important that you only attempt to clean the newly revealed hardwood floor if you are certain that it has intact seals.

Cleaning bare wood floors can be extremely damaging in the long run.

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Get Rid of Debris

If you were hoping that your carpets were hiding a beautiful gleaming hardwood floor, we’re afraid you’ll likely be disappointed.

Under the carpet is likely to be a very dusty floor with possible patches of carpet and underlay adhesive still present.

To remove the initial debris and dust we recommend sweeping as opposed to vacuuming.

Vacuuming can be a tad harsh and abrasive on wooden floors.

Clean Your Floor Correctly

When it comes to cleaning your wooden floors, we recommend using a microfiber flat mop equipped with either an integrated spray system or a separate sprayer for effective dirt removal.

Begin by applying the neutral wood cleaner to the floor, then gently scrub it with the flat mop, and finally, rinse it with clean water.

It’s crucial to emphasise that you should only clean your wooden floors if you are certain that the protective seals are intact; otherwise, excess moisture can potentially harm the surface over time.

For the restoration of your wooden flooring to its former splendour, we offer a wood floor maintenance service. This service includes light sanding and a re-coating of the floor, using either a water-based or oil-based finish, resulting in a revitalised appearance.

Restore Hardwood Floors – Get in Touch

We’re here to help. If you have any questions about restoring your hardwood floors, get in touch with our friendly team today by filling out our contact form, or calling us on 01444 810 505 and we’ll be happy to discuss your requirements with you.

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