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How The Professionals Buff Hardwood Flooring

October 18, 2017

Hardwood floors are warm, elegant, and inviting, but their appearance can be affected by scratches or scuffs in the finish over years of heavy usage. To restore your hardwood floor’s natural beauty, you will want to buff out these minor imperfections. Learn more about how to work with an expert to buff hardwood flooring in Colorado and get your beautiful hardwood floor back to its natural look:

Find the right company.

Depending on how you want to buff and refinish your hardwood flooring, you will want to make sure you work with an experienced flooring company in Denver.

There are several reasons why you might want to have a professional come to buff out your floors and rather than install new hardwood. Maybe there is sentimental value to the flooring in your home, or potentially you like the color of the current hardwood and can’t find a perfect match in a new flooring.

Either way, working with an experience professional is vital to completing this project on-time and in good form.

The right equipment.

When working with a professional to tackle this project, they will use a buffing machine for hardwood floors. These machines are typically heavy duty with 20” sand paper pad. This process will typically kick up a lot of dust so it’s important to wear face masks and work to contain the dust.

Clean the floors.

Before the professional begins buffing, they will thoroughly clean the surface of your floors to remove any dirt and debris. Next, they will sweep the floors and use a dust mop to collect any dirt and dust that could be lingering on the surface. Then they will clean the floors using a cleaner specifically designed for hardwood flooring. Let the floors completely dry before starting to buff.

Where to begin?

As a reminder, it is recommended when buffing a floor to start in the left side of the room and slowly work your way over to the right side. This is because buffers typically spin in a clockwise direction, so moving from left to right makes more sense.

Begin buffing.

Now that you know all the buffing tips, you’re ready to work with a professional. After the professional has finished buffing the entire room, they will inspect the corners and other hard-to-reach areas within the room. The machine may not have been able to buff these small areas, so it may be best to go back and buff these spots by hand. Learn more about how to buff floors without a buffing machine.

For more tips on how to take care of your hardwood flooring, get in touch with the professionals at Ward Hardwood Flooring. Contact the team of design experts at who have a knack for helping clients choose the right hardwood floor for their homes, and then preserve it for years after installation. Hardwood flooring is the best option for any home because it is so versatile. Give us a call at 303-674-6966 to set up a consultation with our team today.