Residential Floor Maintenance

Long Term Maintenance

One of the most appealing aspects of hardwood flooring is its lifespan, but once you’ve made this investment, it’s important to protect it through regular upkeep and maintenance. Here’s how The Ohio Floor Company can help.


Recoating: A very light sanding or the application of a recoat bonding agent begins this process. Then one or two clear coat applications are applied in a gloss, semi-gloss, satin, or matte sheen. This process usually takes 1-2 days for a residential floor. It is normally a good idea to do an intensive cleaning and recoating around the three-year mark or soon after to increase the life of your floors. When done early enough, this will allow your floors to go without a more costly refinishing for a much longer time.


Refinishing: A careful sanding process removes all old finishes and makes the floor look like “new” wood. This fresh surface is then stained with the desired color, or left natural. Finally, the surface is given several applications of clear coat in a gloss, semi-gloss, satin, or matte sheen. This process usually takes about a week for residential spaces. Sanding and refinishing should occur every 10-15 years, or sooner depending on wear and tear. If large amounts of dust or odors are a concern, we offer the options of performing the work on your floor with our dust containment system, and using water-based polyurethane finish.


Repairs: Installation errors, long-term wear and tear, and wood’s natural changes with humidity: all these factors may necessitate repair from time to time. Our experienced craftsmen can tackle buckling, crowning, scratches and dents, fading, and warping.


CLICK HERE for some instructions on how to care for and clean your new flooring!