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Parquet Floor Repair & Refinishing in Washington, DC, Maryland, & Virginia

If you want to give your floor a visual flourish while still maintaining the timeless quality that hardwood flooring provides, then we recommend the use of parquet flooring. Parquet flooring makes use of geometric patterns of inlaid wood and has been a popular option for centuries. Besides their aesthetic quality, parquet floors are a great choice due to how easy they are to repair and refinish if they are damaged.

Repairing Parquet Floors

Because parquet flooring is made out of sections of wood, it has the same vulnerabilities that wood has. This means that it can experience water damage and rot as well as other physical damage (although typically very durable against things like impact damage and cracks). Fortunately, if your parquet flooring is damaged, you don’t have to replace the entire floor.

If your parquet flooring is put together with parquet flooring tiles, then you can simply remove the tiles that are damaged and replace them with new tiles. Before you install new tiles, you will have to remove the adhesive from the subfloor below the tile being replaced. New adhesive will have to be applied before you can install the new tile.

Some parquet floors are made out of blocks and not tiles. In this case, the replacement block may not be the same height as the rest of the floor. The block will need to be sanded down to the appropriate height using a belt sander. You will have to apply stain to the block as well as any surrounding areas where the sander stripped the finish.

Refinishing Parquet Floors

If your parquet floors have experienced a bit of wear and tear over time, such as fading caused by exposure to sunlight or scratches and scuffs caused by heavy foot traffic, then you can refinish it in order to get it looking as good as new.

Refinishing your parquet floors does take a few steps – it’s not as simple as just refinishing the affected tiles or blocks. The following are the steps that have to be taken to refinish parquet flooring:

  • Prep the floor – The wax on the floor will need to be dissolved using a detergent as you clean the floor. If there are gaps between the tiles or blocks, you may need to fill them using glue.
  • Sand the floor – You’re going to need an orbital flooring sander to sand the entire floor. This will remove the old finish as well as any visual flaws, like scuffs and scratches.
  • Add the stain – A stain should be applied in sections, then left over night to dry.
  • Apply the finish – Using a paintbrush to apply the finish is going to take a while, which is why a floor finish applicator may be a better idea.

Repairing and refinishing your parquet flooring is a time consuming process that should be left to professionals who have the experience and know-how to do it properly. Attempting to do either yourself could result in further damage to your parquet floors.

Parquet Floor Refinishing in Maryland, Washington, DC & Northern Virginia

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