Over time your floors may appear to be in such bad condition that they need to be completely replaced or sanded down. They may have separated or suffered color loss due to traffic wear patterns or sun fading. Morse Construction Services can repair or disguise much of the damaged areas and restore that original life and luster to your floors.
If your floors have begun to show wear patterns from foot traffic or appear dull, it’s probably a good indicator it’s time to hire a professional flooring contractor to improve their appearance. Most hardwood floors should be periodically maintained by adding an extra finish layer, known as recoating, every three to seven years. Recoating involves lightly scuffing the existing finish layer to promote adhesion, then adding a new layer of finish. If the floor’s finish is still intact, a maintenance coat will help it last another five years and may save you up to 60 percent versus the cost of sanding and refinishing the floor.
When floors become worn to the point that the top layer of finish no longer covers the wood grain or when deep scratches are present, hiring a professional to complete a more comprehensive — and expensive — sanding and recoating may be your best option.
During a sanding and recoat, a flooring contractor will use heavy-duty sanding machine to remove all the finish on a hardwood floor, exposing the wood grain. Once the grain has been exposed, deep scratches and other blemishes can be sanded down to give the bare wood a more uniform appearance. Before a new top coat of finish is applied, you also have the option of adding a different stain to the wood grain to change the overall appearance. Once the sanding or staining is complete, a flooring contractor can add a new layer of protective finish, which can add lasting beauty and durability to the hardwood floor for years to come.
A flooring contractor will also be able to provide advice or repairs for other hardwood flooring issues such as fading from UV exposure, stains from water, pets or other contaminates, and broken, chipped or damaged hardwood strips. Flooring specialists can often repair badly damaged wood floors even if some of the original boards are too far gone to be saved.
ConcreteConcrete polishing is the perfect choice if you desire a beautiful, long-lasting, and low-maintenance concrete floor! Because polishing is a multi-step process, our customers can choose the level of polish that meets their maintenance and aesthetic requirements. This versatility makes polished concrete an ideal flooring material for a variety of applications.
Polished concrete is the process of grinding down the surface of concrete, much like sanding wood, to get a very smooth finish. When you grind enough of the concrete surface, you reveal the natural elements in the concrete called aggregate, or the stones and gravel used in the cement. The variation of aggregate makes for a unique floor, no two polished concrete will ever look exactly the same. While traditional stained concrete covers your existing concrete with harmful epoxies, polished concrete reveals the natural beauty from within and thus creates a lasting product without needing reapplications of products as you would with unpolished stained concrete
It’s hard to imagine that a heavily-used, old concrete floor can be turned into a beautiful polished floor that will last for years with minimal maintenance – but that is what we do! Aesthetically pleasing finishes on these floors are long lasting, easy to maintain, and a great fit for any commercial floor. These floors are even capable of supporting extremely heavy forklift traffic.