Hardwood floors are an area in every home that takes the most beating due to the constant foot traffic bringing an accelerated wear to these surfaces. Add moving furniture and pets to the equation and deterioration rapidly increases. Many landlords avoid refreshing the wood floors because they wrongly assume it would require sanding. For surface wear, use polyurethane to re-coat and buff the floors. In certain situations, unless you are working on laminated or prefinished floors, sanding may still be needed.
- One approach is to buy a chemical abrasion kit, such as one from Rust-Oleum.
- A more effective, but messier, DIY solution involves buffing rather than liquid chemicals or consider renting a floor sander.
- If you just want to renew the floors, a polyurethane revitalizer is a quick, cheap option.
“You know your floors best and can make the right decision for your property (as well as time, energy, and budget).”