Can Prefinished Floors be Refinished?

Can Prefinished Floors be Refinished

Many homeowners wonder if their pre-finished floors can be refinished. This is a common question that comes up with many flooring contractors. Homeowners want the specialist to come into the home and provide a new look for their floors, but a big question often asked is, “Can a prefinished floor be refinished again?”

The answer is yes and no. Depending on the type of flooring the homeowner has.

Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring, even if it has been finished previously can be refinished to give it a different look and feel. This is something worth thinking about in the end, since you want to go with flooring that can have a different finished look.

Hardwood flooring is easy to refinish multiple times without having to worry about ruining the actual flooring. However, it is recommended that it is only refinished a couple of times to keep the luster and shine of the wood and have it remain intact.

Engineered Hardwood

Those flooring types that are engineered hardwoods cannot be refinished. This is because they’re made to this specification and cannot be sanded down or painted over. This will essentially ruin the boards that are in the floor. You want to make sure that if you’re thinking about refinishing that your floors are hardwoods and not engineered wood.

Whatever flooring you’d like to have refinished or installed, it is always recommended that you speak with a professional flooring contractor. They can give you more information on the flooring you’d like to have put in the home.

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