Types of Wood Floor for Refinishing?
Hardwood floors are one of the most durable types of flooring. They're able to withstand heavy foot traffic, spills, and even pet urine (as long as it's cleaned up immediately). However, over time your hardwood floors can start looking dull or even scratched. That's where we come in!
Nearly all types of wood-based flooring can be restored, but there are some nuanced elements that come with determining if your type of flooring can be refinished.
All solid hardwood floors require a polyurethane finish, so these surfaces are accessible for refinishing. This includes Oak, Cherry, Maple, and many exotic species too. What becomes difficult is when the flooring isn"t traditional or solid hardwood. Many homes throughout the Cape Cod area contain engineered hardwood flooring. Engineered hardwood flooring utilizes a combination of plywood and solid wood - this allows contractors to touch up the surface while keeping its original character intact - but it can"t be changed into something else after being touched up!
On the contrary, contractors don't do resurfacing on vinyl plank floors because they"re not made out of raw wood and cannot withstand renovation to their structures during restoration due to how fragile these materials may become following touch-ups or renovations during restoration processes.