Whether repairing a small damaged area in your floor, filling in a area where a wall has been,or extending your existing floor, the same process is used. The process is known as "feathering". Existing floor boards are removed in a natural pattern and then replaced with new boards. Feathering creates a seamless transition. Additionally, feathering is most commonly used in repairing site finished floors but it can be applied to pre-finished floors too.
Recoating & Refinishing
There are two ways to rejuvenate your existing floor:
- Recoating is adding a single coat of clear finish. Recoating eliminates surface scratching, but not deep marring, denting or discoloration. Recoating is best for newer floors that show light wear and just need refreshing.
- Refinishing is the same process as sanding and finishing a new floor. Your existing floor is sanded to remove existing stain and finish. This exposes a fresh blank wood canvas to be stained and finished to suit your style.
- Both site-finished and solid wood pre-finished floors can be re-sanded and re-finished!