How to Tell If It's Time to Refinish Your Hardwood Floor

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If you have a hardwood floor, you probably spend much more time walking on it than you do studying it for imperfections—and that’s the way it should be. Still, it’s important to occasionally take a close look at your floor so you can recognize when to refinish it.

A single scratch on your floor may not necessarily indicate the need to refinish. When deciding whether to refinish your floor, you must examine the area of your floor that receives the most traffic. One good way to test the finish is to pour a small amount of water onto the floor. If the water soaks in, you will likely need to refinish. Deciding when to refinish depends on a number of factors—including the type of finish you use. Experts recommend refinishing hardwood floors once every 7-10 years.

If you think it’s time to refinish your hardwood floors, come by Southern Lumber of San Jose. In addition to specialty lumber and vanity cabinets, we offer many kinds of wood finish. Call (408) 297-9663 or visit our website for more information.

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