Hardwood Floor Repair: Stains
Once you find the source of your hardwood flooring problems, usually the fixes are pretty straight forward. Unfortunately, one of the hardest wood problems to take care of are the stains, and there can be a variety of them.
There is nothing worse than pulling up a rug or carpeting and finding that the hardwood flooring underneath contains pet urine stains. Depending on how long it has sat there untreated, the urine may have gotten through the finish and into the wood grain. The smell is bad enough but then having to deal with the black stains that usually denote damaged wood is more than enough to handle. People leaving their drinking glass on your wood floor or a spill that happened to not get completely cleaned up can cause your heart to sink when you find it. There are also different ring stains that indicate different issues. A white ring stain points to water as the cause and because of the color of the stain it indicates it is located either in the finish or the waxy surface of the flooring itself. A black ring is more difficult to take care of as this is usually water that has penetrated into the floor's finish. Foods that are non-greasy or even nail polish may come off easily, but there still can be some residual staining.
Everything depends on what type of stain we are talking about and how deep that stain has imbedded into the wood. The deeper the stain, the more invasive the repair. It is also important to understand the danger in using DIY methods when dealing with your hardwood flooring as using the wrong product or chemical can result in an entire floor refinishing or maybe even you chemically burning yourself.
There is no stain, though, that our expert flooring specialists at Dave's Floor Sanding have not dealt with in over 35 plus years of business. A complete floor refinish isn't always the answer, so depending upon what caused the stain, we know several options for treating these problems. We also have the knowledge and the equipment to make repairs to any of the damaged boards. Allow us to come into your home and assess the situation and discuss with you a solution that will work for not only for your budget but for the continued beauty of your hardwood flooring.