Hardwood floors add a ton of value to your home, but not if they're worn and tired. Although lighting and conservative storage methods can improve its appearance, according to Better Homes and Gardens, refurbishing it in high-traffic areas will enhance the worth of your home long-term. But what can you do if you don't have the time to sand and finish the floors yourself, nor the budget to hire out for the task? A wood floor restorer can do the trick.
What Is It?
A wood floor restorer is a liquid product available in home improvement stores that claims to bring back the shine of hardwood. It may also fill in scratches that family members have made over the years. It helps to protect the floor from normal wear, and unlike products that leave a waxy film behind, will leave only a floor's natural beauty.
In a fraction of the time it would take you to sand the floors in one room, thoroughly remove the stain from along the edges and uninstall the trim, these solutions can give your hardwood floors a big overhaul. Wood floor restorer emulates the job of a refinishing project, but of course a complete refinishing lasts longer. Nonetheless, using the restorer according to the manufacturer's directions frequently gives the hardwood floors in your home the protective boost it needs.
When Should You Use It?
A wood floor restorer can be applied to old or new floors. It works in residential homes and commercial buildings, as long as you have tired, old wood that needs to be freshened up. You can apply the product to wood floors in a family room, bedroom or hallway. As with any new product, however, test it on an inconspicuous spot of the floor first before applying the restorer everywhere. Typically, the product comes with a special mop applicator, with which it's important to apply the product evenly throughout the floor and allow sufficient drying time.
Compared to the more significant job of refinishing hardwood, applying a wood floor restorer is much easier. It's a low-cost product and the project itself goes quickly. In the time it takes you to mop your floors, you can give them a lasting makeover without the mess. In light of potential spills or stains, however, don't forget to maintain the cleanliness of the floor with a natural cleaner like Murphy® Oil Soap on a regular basis.
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