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Hardwood Refinishing in North Carolina

Hardwood floors are stunning, add value to your space, and bring ongoing natural beauty.


But not so fast: having hardwood floors requires a fair level of dedication on your part! As the days and weeks march on, your lovely hardwood floor can begin to show signs of its age.


At Carpet One by Henry in Greensboro and Winston-Salem, North Carolina, we want you to know that you don’t have to replace your hardwood floor. Refinishing your hardwood floor is a wonderful option for refreshing your floor and giving your room a bolder fresh look, or simply fixing small damages.


Hardwood Floors in North Carolina

With our humid summers and mild winters, it’s important to pay attention to changes in humidity within your house.


Warping, shrinking, and swelling is bound to happen over time, even with the most careful hardwood care.  Proper hardwood installation is necessary to get your floor off to the right start, and certain hardwood species are sturdier than others.


Refinishing your floors gives you the change to add a better protective layer to your hardwood. A coating of polyurethane can provide future assurance of fewer damages this time around.


Once your hardwood floor is refinished, use area rugs, floor mats, or dehumidifiers to prevent future issues with your floor.



Does My Hardwood Floor Need to Be Refinished?


Is your hardwood floor in dire need of help? Here’s how you can tell your floor is ready for refinishing or repair.


Solid hardwood flooring has the thickest construction, letting you refinish it repeatedly. Your type of hardwood floor will determine how many times, exactly, you can refinish it. Although not all engineered hardwood floors can be refinished, certain ones can: it really depends on how thick your floor’s top layer is.


Often, your hardwood floor can be refinished in a completely different direction, changing its color and gloss level.


Here are some sure signs that it’s time to consider hardwood refinishing.


  • Visible Damage: Dents, dings, and scratches can add up over time.  
  • Discoloration: Look for areas where the color is no longer present: do you see any?
  • Worn Finish:  Got a glossy floor that has growing spaces where the finish has grown thin or drab?
  • Water Woes:  Are there obvious spots that won’t come off when you lean your floor?
  • Texture Changes:  Do the planks feel rougher than they used to be? Are there little splinters on the floor surface?
  • Loosened Boards & Gaps: Do some of the floorboard’s wiggle when you walk on them, or are there larger spaces between the planks?



What to Expect from Your Hardwood Refinishing


Will you be refinishing your hardwood flooring soon?


Here’s what to expect when you plan your hardwood refinishing with us:


  • We’ll meet with you in your home and determine what needs fixing.
  • Got minor scratches or a dull finish? You might simply need a quick buff and a new coat of varnish. We’ll stain a few sample spots so you can make your final decision.
  • Need a full-on refinish? This is a longer process involving sanding and buffing. Your floor will need to fully dry between each coat of polyurethane: a process that takes a couple of days.
  • Planning to be home? Clear a path to the bathroom, bedroom, and kitchen.


How Are Hardwood Floors Refinished?


There’s more than one way to refinish a hardwood floor!


As already mentioned, the way your floor is refinished really depends on the level of damages present. We offer a wide range of hardwood refinishing services, including sanding, buffing, and rescreening.


In addition to your floors, we can refinish your hardwood stairs, stair pickets, and floor vents. We even offer custom work- like adding decorative features like geometric shaping! Choose between an oil-based or water-based finish.


Our dustless system means less mess and a shorter cleanup during and after your refinishing project. You’ll be pleased to hear that this protects you and your loved ones against harmful dust that can be blown into the air during a regular sanding session!


Hardwood Refinishing Near You | Carpet One by Henry


Do you need hardwood floors refinished in Winston-Salem or Greensboro, North Carolina?


Our local hardwood flooring experts have the skills, smarts, and tools you need to make sure every hardwood refinishing project is done to perfection. Ask us just how easy it is to schedule your free onsite hardwood refinishing estimate.


To find out more about more about our professional hardwood flooring services, please contact us today, or plan a visit to one of our local showrooms, which are located at 2010 North Church Street in Greensboro, NC; and at 940 Burke Street in Winston-Salem, NC.


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