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Hardwood refinishing restores natural beauty

Solid hardwood flooring can be sanded, stained, and sealed several times, and most engineered hardwood flooring can be refinished at least once or twice. Broken planks, buckled boards, and deep gouges must be fixed before this work is done. Douglas Flooring, a hardwood refinishing service provider in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, can repair and refinish your wood floors. Not only will your floor look new again when we're done, but it will also be protected from daily wear and tear for years to come.

Floor finishes

Remember that neglecting a wood floor causes more problems in the long run. If any surface damage is deep enough to gouge the wood itself, the floor should be refinished so the floor doesn't deteriorate even more. Further, a sealant protects the floor from moisture. It's important to choose the right topcoat for your floor. Several types of hardwood floor finishes are available:

  • Water-based polyurethane -durable finish that resists water and yellowing; available in high-gloss, semi-gloss, and satin options
  • Oil-based polyurethane -durable finish with a yellowish tint that can yellow even more over time; available in high-gloss, semi-gloss, and satin options
  • Shellac -orange tint and high-gloss finish; natural and sustainable product; adheres well to oily tropical woods
  • Acid-cured finish -top of the line hardwood floor finish; ideal for exotic wood floors or floors with elaborate patterns, such as parquet flooring

Engineered wood floors

Engineered flooring is composed of a base layer with a solid hardwood layer on top of it. Whether or not you can refinish this type of floor is dependent upon the thickness of the hardwood layer, or wear layer. If the wear layer is less than 2mm, it should not be sanded. This is because sanding can remove up to 1mm of the hardwood. In general, flooring with a 2mm wear layer can be refinished once or twice while thicker wear layers can be redone more often. Other factors influence the number of times the floor can be sanded. More than 1mm of hardwood may be removed when:

  • The floor is uneven
  • There are deep scratches or stains in the wood
  • The flooring planks have edges that are slightly cupped due to moisture damage

Douglas Flooring has been refinishing hardwood floors in Baton Rouge, Denham Springs, Gonzales, Zachary, and Prairieville, Louisiana for over 20 years. Our hardwood refinishing service is top-notch. Give us a call or fill out our online form to get more information about what we can do to improve your hardwood floors.