Hardwood floors are a classic choice for many homes. They add warmth and character to a room and can last for generations if properly maintained. When your hardwood floors start to show signs of wear and tear, refinishing is an option that can restore them to their original beauty. Floor refinishing can also be an effective way to increase the value of your home.
Refinishing tile is a less expensive alternative to replacing worn or outdated tilework. The process involves applying an epoxy or resin coating that cures to a hard, porcelain-like finish.
Resurfaced or reglazed tile can last 10 to 15 years with proper installation. However, high traffic areas and moisture may reduce the life span.
The first step is to clean the tile and grout thoroughly, removing any dirt or debris. Use a specialized cleaner for tile and grout that removes mold, mildew, and other stains.
After cleaning, wipe the tiles down to remove all residue. Then, float the tile and grout with a special quick drying mix to fill in any cracks or chips.
Next, apply Miracle Method’s MM-4 bonding agent primer to the ceramic tile and grout to ensure adhesion of the new refinishing coating. Lastly, spray the refinishing surface coat onto the tiles in three thin layers and allow 72 hours for the coat to dry.
A freshly polished concrete floor is a sight to behold – especially in a retail location or warehouse. But after forklift tire smudges, shopping cart tracks or daily foot traffic, it’s likely to look a little worse for wear.
To keep concrete floors looking new and bright, they should be polished about every three or four years. This helps regain the floor’s luster and improves its appearance, making it more inviting to visitors and employees.
But if the concrete floor has major flaws, such as spalling, patchwork or tack holes, polishing may not solve the problem. Instead, a concrete floor can be resurfaced with a decorative overlay.
Decorative concrete floor treatments include color or dyed finishes, textured surfaces and stamped or stenciled patterns. All offer additional protection against water penetration and make cleaning easier.
If your hardwood floor is looking worn and dingy, it might be time for a floor refinish. It’s an easy and affordable way to make a home’s floors look new again and give them a layer of protection against spills, stains, and damage.
The refinishing process involves using a wood sander to remove the existing finish from your floor, then refinishing the entire floor. This can take one day or multiple days depending on the size of your floor and how many steps are required.
During the sanding process, we follow the National Wood Flooring Association’s guidelines for each step to ensure the highest quality results. Once we’re finished, we vacuum the floor and dry tack it in preparation for coating.
Then, we apply a stain or varnish to the wood for a more vibrant finish. Stain will color the wood, while varnish protects it from moisture and UV rays. The best stains and finishes are low VOC, water-based, and have tinting bases to adjust the intensity of the color.
Vinyl floors are a great choice for any home because they can mimic hardwoods or ceramic tile. They are also easy to clean and resistant to damage.
However, over time, they can get dull or scratched. This can make them look worn and less attractive, so refinishing your vinyl flooring is a good way to bring them back to life.
If you’re looking to paint your vinyl floors, consider using a product like Rust-Oleum Home Floor Coating. This two-part solution is simple to use and can change the color of your vinyl floor while protecting it.
First, prepare the floor by removing any adhesive or residue that may be stuck to it. A good floor stripper will remove the top layer of the finish from your vinyl flooring, leaving it ready to be painted.