You might think your old hardwood floor looks really ugly and dingy. Back in the 60’s and 70’s, many homeowners thought their hardwood floors were so ugly, that they would cover them up with carpet.
The fourth sanding phase will be where the light grit sand paper brings out the wood grains even without the final finishes. You will use 80 grit sand paper for this step. You will notice how the old hardwood sheds its old appearance for a new vibrant, modern display.
Once you find a couple of good Maryland Flooring contractors, ask all the questions you want and do check on their referrals. Find out if they are a good match for the task at hand, and if they charge a reasonable rate. Stick with companies that have several years experience in floor installation.
Abbey Carpets of Missoula/Carpets Plus has two locations. The first location is on the corner of South Catlin Street and 3rd Street, and the other is an hour south of Missoula in Hamilton. Depending on where you live in the Missoula valley, there is a store that will be able to meet your carpeting and flooring needs.
After you get that price, review other quotes you have received. This is where the real shopping comes into play. Bargain shopping for the best deal for your project means you need to discuss quotes you have received with the various contractors. They are used to competing with quotes and will work to be the company that provides the best value at the best price.
In the modern day, that would be a sin, but it happened a lot back when wall-to-wall carpet was the craze. We often find older homes with old worn out carpet that covers seemingly faded and weathered hardwood flooring. Don’t be deceived, the resurfacing process of hardwood floors and its potential beauty will have you patting yourself on the back for years.
If you are resurfacing your hardwood floors because they are old looking, then you will start out with a heavy duty sander called a drum sander. You will be able to rent this sander at any rental stores or building centers because they are very popular and frequently used. To strip off the finish you will need 24 grit sand paper on the drum sander. A drum sander goes in a straight line so you will need to head toward a wall and go in a straight direction until you come to the wall, then you will need to turn around and head for the opposite wall. Do this until the entire floor is done.
Just remember to wipe off spills immediately to prevent staining the flooring. Also, do not use abrasive materials on your flooring so as to avoid scratches or any damages to the vinyl.