Timber is easy to clean and has a classic look, making it a practical and aesthetically pleasing home flooring option. However, as time passes a timber floor which is exposed to direct sunlight can begin to fade and lose its colour over time. If you want to restore your timber flooring, simply follow the steps below.
Sand the Timber
The first thing you need to do is to sand the surface of your timber flooring. You should use a medium-grit sandpaper, which will expose a new layer of timber by removing the sunlight discoloured surface. Once you have completed sanding the floor using the medium grit paper, you should repeat the process using a fine sandpaper. The fine sandpaper will help you to achieve a smooth finish to the newly exposed timber.
Fill Any Chips and Holes with Timber Filler
Once you have finished sanding the floor, you should take the time to inspect it for any chips or holes. Now is the ideal time to fill these using timber filler from your local home improvement store. Use a small palette knife to insert the paste into the cavities. Once the paste is dry, you should use fine sandpaper to make it flush with the rest of the timber flooring.
Vacuum the Floor
The next job is to vacuum the newly sanded and repaired floor. This will help to prepare the area for staining by ensuring that there is no dust or debris on the floor and that the stain bonds with the timber. The last thing you want to happen is to find yourself staining dust into the timber, as this will create unsightly bumps and blemishes.
Apply the Wood Stain
Before beginning to apply the stain to the floor, you should apply masking tape to the area where the floor meets the walls of the room. This will help to protect your walls from becoming damaged by the stain. You should also make sure that the area you are working in is properly ventilated. Finally, you should use a soft, lint free cloth to apply the stain evenly across the entire floor and allow it to dry. You should now have a restored timber floor that looks as good as new. If you require help restoring or fitting a floor within your home, you should contact a professional floor fitting service who will be able to help you carry out the work.