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Hardwood Floor Refinishing in Eldersburg, MD

Tulip Carpet Cleaning Eldersburg is an upholstery and cleaning service provider that specializes in commercial, residential, and industrial buildings and infrastructure. The services provided by our cleaning service include hardwood floor cleaning/refinishing, upholstery cleaning, carpet cleaning, pet odor and stain removal, grout and tile cleaning, and water damage restoration.

We have qualified staff to help you deal with any sort of emergency that you might have when it comes to fire or water damage. With years of experience, trained experts, and state of the art equipment, we guarantee quality service at a fair price.

In this article, we will take an in-depth look at hardwood floors and everything you need to know about them when it comes to cleaning and refinishing.

Is It Cheaper to Refinish Hardwood Floors or Replace with Laminate?

You need to understand that good quality laminate is quite expensive. Granted, there is a low-quality laminate that is significantly cheaper but you will have to compromise the performance and looks. Refinishing hardwood floors is cheaper when you want to maintain good quality and performance.

How Long Does It Take to Refinish Hardwood Floors?

Refinishing hardwood floors takes a day or two depending on various factors, including the method used and size of the floors. Typically, however, it should simply take less than 12 hours.

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How Can We Make Your Wood Floors Look New Again?

Taking off the old topcoat and applying two new topcoats will help your wood floor appear new. The good news is that we use putty repair to ensure your floor looks neat before applying the topcoat. A new topcoat should last more than 5 years if applied correctly.

How Soon After Refinishing Wood Floors Can You Put Rugs Down?

You need to ensure the refinished wood floor is completely dry before putting down the rugs. We recommend that you wait for about 7 days before putting down the rugs to ensure your floor will be long-lasting.

How Do We Brighten Dull Wood Floors?

Dull wood floors can be brightened by removing the dirt first and then applying a fresh wax coat. This process should brighten the wood floor and restore the shine.

The Hardwood Floor Refinishing/Cleaning Process

Refinishing and cleaning hardwood floors can sound like a simple task but it involves rather complicated steps and use of specialized equipment. You must, therefore, hire a professional cleaning service provider to help you through the steps. Below is a step by step guide to the entire process.

Step 1: Hardwood floor cleaning

We start by moving the furniture out before you can proceed to vacuum the entire floor thoroughly. A specialized machine is used for the cleaning process. It works by gently scrubbing the hardwood floors using a soft rotating brush while discharging a mild cleaning solution. This cleaning machine ensures the hardwood floor doesn't absorb the moisture by extracting the mild cleaning solution right-back up during the process. Soft cotton is then used to buff the hardwood floors thus ensuring it is residue-free and quite smooth.

Step 2: Removal of the topcoat

Sanding can be rather labor-intensive and it is not recommended by most cleaning service providers. The simple way to remove the topcoat is by applying a chemical formula to the hardwood floor surface. In about 20 minutes, the old topcoat will be completely removed and we can proceed to the next step.

Step 3: Top scrubbing

A buffing pad attached to a buffer is then used to scrub the floor once the topcoat is disintegrated. The scrubbing process is important since it removes cleaning solution build-ups, minor scratches, and dirt.

Step 4: Putty repair

Once the hardwood floor is scrubbed and rinsed, a putty material is then used to repair any pits or grooves on the floors. The inspection needs to be thorough to ensure all the areas are covered.

Step 5: Application of a topcoat

The last step is the application of a quality top coat to your hardwood floors. A total of two coats need to be applied with each taking around 30 minutes to fully apply. This step ensures the floor is much more durable and can last up to 5 years.


Refinishing hardwood floors is rather challenging and you need the help of a professional cleaning service. Call us at 443-398-2004 today to get your hardwood floors cleaned and refinished by experienced experts with years of experience.

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