Royal Wood Floors continues to cover hard wood floor problems and cures so that Milwaukee home owners can keep their hard wood floors beautiful – Series 12
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”. Different types of hard wood floor damage can often times be dealt with through hard wood floor restorations. It is important that residents be educated on it. In this article we want to discuss problems such as Finish Peeling and what is called Orange Peel to better educate the homeowners that want to keep their hard wood floors beautiful and long lasting.
This is a situation where the finish releases from the wood floor or previous finish coat. Things that can cause this include applying a coat over a finish coat that isn’t fully dry. Skipping abrasion or using too fine of a grit abrasive between finish coats can also cause this to occur. Stain that is not sufficiently wiped up can create this problem or improper tacking between coats will cause the problem as well. “Applying finish products that are not compatible can contribute to causing this,” says Allman. Another situation that can also cause peeling to occur is surface contamination such as wax or oil-soap cleaners. The cure for this problem is to sand and re-coat the problem areas of the floor. Be sure to abrade well, using the recommended grit size between coats.
This is where the surface of the finished floor has a surface that resembles that of an orange peel. The cause of this is a finish coat that dries too quickly. Another cause is a finish or sub-strate that is too cold, causing poor flow and leveling. Using an improper applicator will also cause this, where small bubbles will form in the finish. “A floor should never be covered before the finish has fully cured,” says Allman. The cure for this problem is to Abrade/Screen and re-coat the floor. Select the recommended applicator for the product being applied. Make sure that the floor and the product being applied have adjusted to proper temperature; consult with the finish manufacturer. A wood floor may take a few days to warm up in very cold climates, so it’s good to allow for this.
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 727-267-2617.
The company provides top craftsmanship and cares for many types of custom and domestic wood.