Laminate flooring has been given a bad rap over the years for having a ‘manufactured’ appearance and not being ‘classy’ enough. Truth be told, the naysayers have doubted laminate flooring too much since there are plenty of benefits to investing in it. Many people have started to overlook this misconception and invest in laminate flooring. The flooring is low cost, easy to install, and easy to maintain. However, there will come a time where the laminate flooring will fail to look its best and restoration may be in order to bring back to its former glory.
Repairing & Restoring Flooring to its Former Glory
What happens when you already have laminate flooring that just needs to be fixed up? We have the best Chicago laminate floor repair service available and we’re here to restore your flooring to its former glory. Whether you’ve purchased a fixer-upper home or discovered the laminate flooring is showing a little wear and tear, we’re here to get the job done.
We understand tearing up old carpeting and wanting to keep the original flooring underneath. Buffing and waxing go a long way to bringing back a nice shine to a hardwood or laminate floor once you’ve discovered it. The only true way to bring the flooring back to its original richness is to do refinishing work and having the professional equipment on hand to complete the task.
We Have Everything to Get the Job Done
Refinishing itself is difficult to work and not everyone has the equipment to do a Chicago laminate floor repair. Restoring a laminate floor compared to a wood floor is a different process in itself. Returning the shine to a laminate floor from wear and tear is possible on your own.
The floor has to be swept or vacuumed clean for any particles like dirt that could cause scratches on the floor. One home solution is to add one cup of vinegar to a bucket of hot water before mopping, but more can be added depending on the size of the flooring. Using this home mixture will help to bring out the shine in the laminate flooring again and take away some of the wear and tears.
We also Restore Wood Flooring
We also do Chicago hardwood floor repair and in many homes, people find it when they tear up their old carpeting meaning to replace it. There have been many times where people prefer to keep their hardwood flooring instead of installing new carpeting.
Restoring hardwood flooring means having equipment on hand needed to restore the richness and beauty the wood. These tools can include sanding tools, stain, polish, and other professional supplies most people don’t have on hand. This is where we step in since we have the tools and knowledge to restore the flooring.
Wood sanding is one option where we remove existing layers of coating and stain to get down to the bare wood. Signs of wear and tear like scratches and gouges can only be removed through sanding and cannot be remedied by buffing the floor. The condition of the floor and other factors will determine how much sanding needs to be done and the type of sanding paper we’ll be using for the job.
Staining is the most vital step during a Chicago hardwood floor restoration project due to its complexity. Staining a floor means altering its color and darker stains can reveal imperfections made during the sanding process versus using a lighter stain. We make preparations ahead of time by ‘popping’ the wood grains, this is done by washing the exposed wood with water. This helps to for the stain be laid on evenly and the washing will remove the majority of the imperfections made during the sanding process. Stain can be applied with a floor bugger, by hand, or using a pad. Regardless of the methods used, the most important part is applying the stain easily on the floor and wiping off the excess.
Once the floor has been stained and has dried the next step for a Chicago hardwood floor restoration is covering it up with the right finish. Customers have the option of choosing between a water base, cured, or oil based finish. The compatibility between the type of finish and the stain will have to be taken into consideration before it can be applied. There may also be health issues to keep in mind when choosing a certain finish, especially for certain households containing children and expecting mothers.
We are always more than happy to answer any questions about the Chicago laminate floor repair we have to offer. Please feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions about our services.