For stone and tile, a powerful cleaning system can be used, and such a system is often based on the use of steam and high pressure water. There are many types of pressure-based cleaning systems being used by cleaning companies. However, most of these systems are too harsh to be used on hardwood flooring. Hardwood flooring can be scratched by powerful jets of water. Also, the amount of heat used in many of these systems can actually loosen the adhesive holding the hardwood to the subfloor. To avoid such problems, a gentler process is used.
Sand and Refinish
Hardwood floor can become scratched over years of use, but it’s also the easiest to repair. It can be repaired using various floor cleaning services that are readily available. The most comprehensive type of service involves sanding and refinishing the floor. A professional will sand off the polyurethane coating on the floor. They’ll then sand down the scratches and nicks until the floor is completely smooth. Once that’s done, these experts will apply a polyurethane finish.
There are many different types of polyurethane that can be used to seal a floor. Many floor cleaning services use petroleum-based polyurethane. However, you don’t want to have those kinds of fumes in your house. Oil-based polyurethane is a volatile organic compound (VOC) that releases volatile gases. To avoid such an issue, you should choose a company that uses water-based polyurethane finish.
A water-based polyurethane finish will not produce the off-gassing of a fossil fuel finish, which means that you and your family will be much safer while living in your house. Also, water-based polyurethane is more easily applied. You can easily sand down the polyurethane without worrying about the damage the gases might produce. Monita Janitorial Services uses water-based polyurethane that is safe for you and your family after only a few hours.