This really depends on the type of wood floor you have, its surface finish and how deep the scratches are in the top layer. For minor scratches in a urethane finish in most cases we are able to order a touch-up kit for you. Be sure to use the manufacturer’s recommended finish products and test first by applying a small amount in an out of the way area.
For deep scratches you will probably have to have a professional do a screen and recoat. This is where they use special sanding screens to lightly abrade the floor’s finish to help the new urethane bond better to the existing finish. With some wood floors you may be able to just replace the damaged boards. It is best to leave the screen and recoat, or board replacement to a professional flooring installer, or refinisher.
While laminate floors are highly resistant to stains and abrasions, they are not indestructible. In order to maximize the durability and beauty of your laminate flooring, we recommend the following practices as part of your floor’s normal care and maintenance:
Hardwood flooring is one of the most popular types of residential flooring. The following are a few reasons why you should choose a hardwood floor:
It is not recommended to install solid wood flooring directly over a concrete slab. Although this is the general rule, there have been successful installations of solid wood flooring installed over dry, concrete slabs by glue down application. If you decide to take the chance, be sure that the manufacturer allows for that specific method of installation to prevent voiding the warranty.
Please consult one of our associates for our recommendations.
With the improvements in hardwood floor manufacturing, most engineered and floating hardwood veneer floors can be used over a concrete slab. Engineered planks and strip wood floors can be glued directly to a clean, dry, well-cured concrete slab. Some engineered wood floors can be glued at the tongue and grooves while others are “clicked” together and then allowed to be floated over a special padding that is laid over the concrete slab.
Note: New concrete slabs need to be fully cured for at least 60 days. All wood planks should be acclimated for 24-48 hours prior to installation. Be sure to read and follow the manufacturer’s recommended installation procedures if you plan on doing the installation yourself.
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