Best Hardwood Floor Cleaning and Refinishing Services
in Brantford, Dundas, Ancaster, Woodstock and area
A lot of people think that once they have wood floors installed, they don’t have to do anything but sweep and mop them regularly to maintain them. This is not the case! You need to deep clean your wood floors on a regular basis, manage any wax or other temporary coatings you may apply from time to time and occasionally screen and recoat the urethane finish in order to keep them looking great.
Sometimes, wood floors that have not been properly cared for simply need to be replaced because they are just not restorable. So do yourself and your hardwood floors a favour and make a plan to resolve any issues they may have now and then keep them up with regularly scheduled cleaning and finish maintenance by the professionals at Elite Carpet Care in Brantford and surrounding areas.
Below is a description of our hardwood floor cleaning and refinishing services:
1. Hardwood Floor Cleaning
Do your hardwood floors appear rough, dirty, scratched with lack of shine? Probably it’s time to clean your hardwood floors and get them polished to restore them back to their close to original state. Depending on how busy your floors are, you should consider cleaning them 1-4 times per year for most hardwood floors.
Why Professionally Clean Your Wood Floors?
Our Hardwood Floor Cleaner is a unique product formulated to clean, polish, and protect all types of hardwood and laminate floors. This will extend the life and improve the appearance of your wood floors. When you have Elite Carpet Care clean your floors, they’ll be free of the dirt, grime, and scuff marks and will look like new.
Multi Step Wood Floor Cleaning Process
Our machine’s rotary brush and self-contained extraction system removes dirt and grime without making a mess. The cleaning process is then repeated with a neutralizer to restore the pH of the wood, as well as remove any contaminates left on the floor.
Finally, an application of a satin or gloss coating brings out the shine and beauty of your floors.
2. Wood Floor Finish Screen and Recoat
When your wood floor starts to lose its shine, it’s not only unsightly but it can also be tough to clean. Dull floors are more susceptible to dirt and dust buildup, and this can lead to allergies and other health problems.
If you have used any temporary protected finishing or waxes that are designed to renew floors by filling in micro-scratches and scuffs, shielding against future wear and traffic, and adding a durable low gloss shine – then you may only need to have that coating buildup stripped off, your wood floors cleaned and then a new, protective polish applied, to remove the dullness.
Wood floor finish screen and recoat is the perfect solution for bringing back the shine to your wood floors when cleaning and repolishing aren’t going to be enough and a full sanding is either not affordable or not necessary.
A wood floor screen and recoating is less expensive than sanding hardwood floors. Sanding is reserved for floors with deeper scratches that require a more aggressive solution. A screen and recoat is ideal for someone with light scratches and dull hardwood floors that are not in need of drastic sanding.Screening your wood floors involves lightly abrading the surface to remove the top layer of finish.
Wood Floor Wax Removal
Wood Floor Wax:
Wood Floor Polish:
A more common option today is the application of a wood floor protector product as opposed to old-fashioned “wax”. This is often one of the best ways to protect your floors from moisture and damage, but even store-bought protector products can cause build-up and leave your floors looking dull and murky over time.
When that happens, your only option is to strip off this old coating, clean the floors thoroughly and prepare them for a fresh new protective coating again. Unfortunately, wood floor coating removal can be time-consuming and labor-intensive and can cause damage to the underlying floor if you don’t know what you are doing. Like many things in life, you can save yourself the trouble by having trained professionals take care of this for you.
Wood Floor Color Correction Repair
In these instances, it is often possible to repair that section of wood flooring and correct the colour before completing a recoating of the finish.
Ideally, having a scrap piece of the current wood floor available to sand down and test various stains on, to determine the best colour (or combinations of colours) to match the repaired area as closely as possible is ideal – but not always available.
When it comes to wood floor color correction repair, it’s important to know the right techniques in order to get the best results. In many cases, we may need to lightly sand down the area that has been damaged before restaining it with the appropriately chosen color to match the surrounding wood floor.
Obviously, this is an advanced service and not something the typical DYI’er should tackled on their own.
At Elite Carpet Care, we have lots of experience and expertise in servicing all types of wood floors and wood floor repairs. You can trust your hardwood floors to us, whether you need deep cleaning, wax and finish removal, screening and recoating or colour repair – we have you covered with our full range of wood floor services. To get a free estimate, call us today at 519-900-3978