HARDWOOD FLOORS MAINTENANCE
Years after a hardwood floor is completely sanded and finished a maintenance coat is needed to sustain the floors performance and cosmetic appeal. This recoating procedure, commonly called a ‘topcoat’, will return a hardwood floor to it’s newly refinished condition – provided it was performed within the ample period of time necessary. A quick ‘screening’ of the original polyurethane coat, with a silicon carbide sanding screen on an upright floor polishing machine [animated right], will remove any light scratches and surface dirt. This slight burnishing of the floor permits a new coating to properly adhere to the existing one. The screening process does not remove much of the existing coatings, nor does it expose the bare wood as in the full sanding procedure. It is the same as that which is performed on the last day of the original sanding and refinishing process listed above. Please note that If your hardwood floor has ever been waxed, with either liquid or paste wax, this topcoat procedure generally CAN NOT be performed. Polyurethane does not adhere to wax.