Milwaukee hard wood floor company helps educate home owners on types of problems that can happen to hard wood floors and the causes.
Royal Wood Floors specializes in hard wood floor refinishing and installing hard wood floors in the greater Milwaukee area and has been highly successful for over 15 years. “After servicing or installing a new floor, we make a point of providing the following as a special series of tips for every customer in order to ensure that their floors are protected and provide that stunning hard wood beauty for as long as possible”, says Keith Allman who owns Royal Wood Floors. He continues to say, “there are a variety of problems that can affect the beauty and life of hard wood floors and once these are isolated they can be handled properly so that the hard wood lasts for years the way it should”. “We feel that by educating the home owner they can be better equipped to tackle a project themselves or will know what to ask and expect when working with professionals”, he ends.
Bleed Back is a type of problem that can make hard wood floors less beautiful as well as Pin Holes, where problems like these can be fixed to keep floors from losing their natural beauty.
What is Bleed Back and Can It Be Fixed?
Bleed Back is a problem that can occur that makes a hard wood floor look bad. It occurs when excess stain seeps up after it has been applied on open grain or the gaps between floor boards.
The cause of this problem is excessive stain application. Also, high-viscosity or highly pigmented stain was applied to the floor. Another cause of this is that there was excessive heat in the environment during the drying period of the floor right after it was stained. Knot or burl areas can also cause this. There is a cure if you are experiencing this problem. If bleed back occurs before the finish is applied, wipe off the excess stain or burnish/buff the floor with a white pad to remove the excess and even out the stain color. Then, let the stain dry thoroughly before applying another coat. If finish has already been applied over the top of bleed back, a complete re-sand of the floor is sometimes required. Trowel filling a floor may help reduce the potential for bleed back from very grainy wood. Cover the windows during the application to prevent hot spots from occurring. A professional flooring company should know to do this. Then the stain should not be left to puddle for a long time before it is wiped off.
What are Pin Holes and Can They Be Fixed?
Pin holes are similar to fish eyes but very very small. The cause of this is a coat of finish being applied over the top of a coat that was not dry, or a finish coat applied to thick. Solvents are still evaporating and pushing through the finish that has already started to form a skin, leaving pin hole sized opening in the finish. This may also show in areas where the finish has puddled.
The floor should be given a sufficient time to totally dry, then abrade and screen and re-coat using the correct drying times between each coat. If you are doing this yourself you will always want to follow the manufacturers recommendations that also include the actual spread rates of the finish you are using.
“The best way to make sure that your hard wood floors are protected and as beautiful as they naturally can be, is to always do the research first or seek professional help. Then problems such as the ones described here can be prevented,” says Allman.
For more information about this experienced and professional hardwood floor restoration and new installation company, or to schedule repairs by these wood floor refinishing contractors, or learn about custom wood styles or the company’s inlay and medallion installation services, phone Keith Allman at 414-378-2066.
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