Is Your Hardwood Ready for a Refinish?

Sand & Finish | Flowers Flooring


Hardwood is one of the most popular and practical of all flooring materials. But over time, the protective finish on hardwood may wear off, most noticeably in heavy foot traffic areas. In addition, your hardwood could have dents, scratches or dulled over time. These are the prime reasons people refinish their hardwood floors. Applying a modern new finish not only makes your floor look and feel like new, it makes it much easier to clean and maintain.


Any homeowner that’s tackled a hardwood refinish job will tell you it can be a nightmare. This is a job best left to the professionals. Flowers Flooring hardwood flooring professionals have the knowledge and the experience to give your floors a quality new finish. Unless you have experience in sanding and refinishing a floor, Flowers Flooring recommends calling a professional. It is not advisable to tackle a project of this magnitude alone. The potential cost savings may not outweigh the stress over a job well done!


To determine whether your hardwood flooring is ready for a new finish, try this simple test.

  • Walk into a high traffic area where your hardwood finish takes the most abuse. Pour a tablespoon of water onto the floor. If the water forms beads, the floor is properly sealed and does not need to be refinished. It just may need to be cleaned properly.
  • If the water takes a few minutes to seep in and only darkens the floor slightly, the finish is partially worn, just don’t take too long to refinish the floor.
  • If the water soaks right in and leaves a dark spot, it’s time to refinish your floors.
  • For this simple test, please be sure to wipe the water up from your hardwood right away! Do not let it sit and damage your hardwoods.


To schedule a free estimate for hardwood floor sanding and refinishing please call the Flowers Flooring showroom at (704) 445-7750. Flowers Flooring is a flooring sales and installation company based in Cornelius, NC. We service the entire Charlotte metro area, including Mooresville, Denver, Kannapolis, Concord and more. We have all flooring types including carpet, hardwood, laminate, vinyl plank, vinyl tile, tile floors, tile showers, tile backsplash, hardwood restoration and much more. Call today to schedule your free estimate (704) 445-7750.