For service purposes, we actually differentiate between a refinish and hardwood floor restoration. Whereas refinishing doesn’t require aggressive flattening and sanding. If wood floors are in really bad shape, where boards may be coupling, and stains are heavy, we will make our best effort to sand, stain, and apply a new finish so that they look much better.
Wood floor restoration, however, generally requires resurfacing the hardwood floors due to heavy cupping, gouges, moisture damage, deep stains, and other damages. We use a more aggressive sanding method for floors that need to be restored. In order to restore floors, to the extent possible, we flatten them using low-grit sandpaper like 24 or 36 grit. Not all floors can be restored to their original state but we can make them look a lot better. Restoration is a service where we make our best effort to restore your hardwood floors close to their original state. Note: We do not replace or repair individual planks.
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Unfortunately, not all types of Hardwood flooring can be restored. Engineered floors may not be restorable depending on the veneer thickness and how deep the damage is. If your engineered floors only have a few millimeters of the wear layer, most likely they cannot be restored. In order for them to be sandable, engineered floors need to have a minimum wear layer thickness of 7mm.
Solid hardwood floors that have already been sanded too many times will not have enough wear layer left to perform another sanding. When floors are not restorable, in some cases we're able to provide light sanding, staining, and refinishing that will help them look better.