20 March, 2020
In the first part we talked about some of the most general questions we have about the price of a wooden floor and today we continue to shed some light on this same topic. After we have already talked about the cost of original wood supplies and how the price is affected by the type of wood type, as well as the class of wood, and we have discussed the meaning of professional installation and how much time, energy, nerves and money will save. If you have your wooden floor professionally installed, now is the time to talk about all the expected costs, when you already have a wooden floor installed for a certain period of time.
If you do not know anything about maintaining wood floors, the first thing you will learn is that, if properly maintained. Wood is a floor for life that can be restored to its original splendour by sanding and repainting as needed (which is usually every 15 to 25 years, depending on the level of daily use, high traffic, heavy footsteps and a number of other reasons). But what exactly does proper maintenance mean?
One of the greatest benefits of wood is that it is very easy and low-cost to keep the material and can fast recover its optimal shape, without even requiring too much time, energy and money. Most wood floors are offered on the marketplace with an already applied polyurethane finish that is applied at the factory (finished wood). This finish resists spills and debris well, which, of course, are the main everyday accidents that they could cause some minor or major problems. Cleaning the wood is not that difficult and involves sweeping with a broom and washing with a slightly damp mop. In case there is dirt and persistent stains, a few drops of a floor cleaner with a neutral pH will also do the job.
Every couple of years, depending on the condition of the wooden boards and how the floor is used, it is recommended to sand and review to visually improve and improve the condition of the floor. Sanding involves removing the old finish and all slight scratches, stains, discolouration and dirt on the surface. Depending on the thickness of the wooden boards, a single wooden floor can be sanded up to 10 times in its useful life. Adding a new or a couple of layers of a finishing product will add another 10 to 15 years of strong and durable power and a beautiful appearance. Actually , all these maintenance services do not cost as much, particularly given the fact that you will not need to buy them every year, but simply from time to time. Generally, well-maintained, well-installed and sealed wooden floors will require renovation every 15 to 25 years but keep in mind that some factors such as pedestrian traffic, quality of finish, etc., will determine your need for sanding Wood floors and coating.