What Is the Best Way to Rejuvenate Old Wooden Floors?
Are you looking to give your hardwood, engineered wood or parquet flooring a new lease of life by restoring original wood floors? There are many ways this can be achieved. We have put together a helpful guide on ways to rejuvenate your flooring back to perfection.
Give it a clean
Sometimes all a floor needs to look fresh is a good clean. To do this, we would recommend emptying the room, to get those hard-to-reach places. Take the time to move your furniture. Do not drag it along the floor as this could damage your floor.
The best way to clean your floor is to use a damp (not wet) cloth or mop that has been lightly sprayed with water. Go over your floor with this. If, this does is not doing the trick, conduct research to find a wooden flooring cleaning product that suits your needs. If you do have pets, please make sure you read the bottle before applying, to ensure this will not cause any harm to them.
Buff or polish
Buffing or polishing should create a fantastic shine to your floor. You could consider hiring one of the machines and doing it yourself. Or, bringing in a wood flooring company to take on this task.
It is important to note the machines are heavy. If there are existing dents and other imperfections, polishing and buffing could make these more visible. If this is the case, to rejuvenate old wooden floors, we would suggest having your floor professionally refinished by Sussex Floor Restoration.
A new finish with the same floor
The fantastic thing about wooden flooring is that they can be incredibly versatile. You can change the finish of the wood to update its overall look. As an example, you could change light parquet flooring to dark.
Take a look at one of our before and after case studies where we provide a step by step process on how we achieved a complete oak floor transformation. The before and after image is below too.
Painting your wooden floor
If you have ever wondered, can you paint wood floors, the answer is yes. There are a range of wood floor paint colours available to suit your interior style. Please do your research and buy the best paint for wood floors to ensure you achieve the finish you deserve.
For your floor to last the test of time and carry on looking good, there is some preparation that you need to do before painting your floor. This includes:
- Ensuring you know exactly where you would like to paint. Then removing all furniture from the area completely, so you have a clear space to work with
- Removing wax from your floor before any paint is applied
- Thoroughly cleaning the floor and removing any dust. Sugar soap can be great for this
- Creating a slightly rough surface to the wood floor, so the paint can stick to it
- Vacuuming your floor to remove any remaining debris
To learn more about how to paint your wooden floors and what else needs to be considered, please read our blog, titled “can you paint wood floors”. Here we have provided some great advice which will hopefully answer any further questions you may have.
Have your floor refinished
If you have lots of scratches, indents, and other imperfections you would like removed, your best option would be to have your wooden floor refinished.
At Sussex Floor Restoration this would first involve an assessment to determine the condition of your floor. Based on this we will then provide recommendations for the best course of action. We use dust free wood floor refinishing tools, so sanding no longer needs to be a messy process. Once sanded we then mix this dust with our filler. This perfectly remove any indents. We then apply a coat of water or oil-based finish of your choice, giving it the colour and style you desire.
If you would like to find out more about the best ways to refinish wood floors, please read our blog which will talk you through the whole process.
Wood floor refinishing service near me
At Sussex Floor Restoration, we provide a repair and refinishing service to rejuvenate old wooden floors. This is for both domestic and commercial spaces.
As every floor is different, an initial survey will be completed to assess the overall condition of the floor, understand your vision, and answer any questions you may have. We will then carry out a test patch, so you can get a glimpse into what it will look like once completed.
If you are based in Sussex and are interested in rejuvenating your engineered, hardwood or parquet floor, then please get in touch by emailing, firstname.lastname@example.org, visiting our website, or calling 01444 810505.