Does hardwood refinishing remove scratches?

Does hardwood refinishing remove scratches?

If you have wood floors, you may greatly benefit from the wood floor refinishing and all that it can do for your décor and flooring lifespan. However, you might wonder if this service can remove scratches.

The hardwood refinishing process does remove scratches, and even some gouges, wear, and water spots. Here are some facts that will help you understand the process more.

How does refinishing remove scratches?

Floor scratches may be what led you to search for hardwood floor refinishing services in the first place, but how does this option remove the scratches?

To rid your surfaces of scratching, we start by sanding floors to remove the layers that are scratched. That’s why hardwood has to be at least 1/8 inch thick for the possibility of refinishing.

After sanding floors

Once the layers and scratches are gone, we can refinish them with fresh stain color, texture, and sealant. Many homeowners go with the same colors and surfaces they had to start with, but some change them for a new look and feel.

Once all the work is done, you’ll need to wait at least 24 hours before walking on your new surfaces in sock feet. After hardwood floor refinishing, bringing furniture back in or walking on the surfaces in shoes should only happen after 48 hours or more.

Visit our showroom for your hardwood floor refinishing needs

Southpark Carpet & Flooring Outlet is a great place to find flooring and all the services that keep your floors looking good and performing well. When you share your needs with us, we'll ensure they're met when you leave.

You can find your hardwood refinishing and sanding floors services at our showroom in Colonial Heights, VA. Our service areas include:

  • Chesterfield County, VA
  • Dinwiddie County, VA
  • Colonial Heights, VA
  • Henrico County, VA
  • Charles City County, VA
  • Chester, VA
  • Petersburg, VA
  • Hopewell, VA
  • Prince George’s County, MD