Are your floors looking dull and damaged? Bring them back to looking brand new with these tips from the experts at Floor Coverings International® of ! Give your home a fresh new glow and erase years of damage from hardwood, carpet, and more.

Solid Hardwood: Sand it Down

If your hardwood floors are looking scuffed and dented, they can be sanded down and refinished! Solid hardwood is created from a single, solid wood plank. This means that the surface can be sanded down, evening out dents and making scratches disappear.

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Carpet: Steam Clean

Carpet can become flattened and dull as it ages. When this happens, a deep clean can help your carpet bounce back to new! Steam cleaning will help brighten your carpet, removing stains and accumulated dust. It can also help return some volume to the carpet fibers, solving flattening. Nylon carpeting responds particularly well to steam cleaning.

Engineered Hardwood: A New Finish

Engineered hardwood flooring is created from two layers of hardwood with a plywood core. The thinner top surface of engineered hardwood means that it typically can’t be sanded down. There are other ways to give engineered hardwood a glossy new shine though! Engineered wood can be stained and refinished, which will aid in concealing scratches and evening out the shine and surface of your hardwood.  

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Linoleum: Floor Polish

The best way to bring dull, dated linoleum back to life is with a floor buffer or floor polisher! Once your floors are polished and dry, they’ll need a fresh coat of wax to give them shine. For minor scrapes and discoloration, use a cleaning solution of ammonia and water. Be sure to keep the room well-ventilated when cleaning, or consider hiring a professional.

Get Started in Plano Today

For all your flooring questions, give the team at Floor Coverings International® of a call! We’re happy to help you find the perfect flooring for your home. Book a free in-home consultation today! We proudly serve and surrounding areas.

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