Floor finish can quickly wear down removing the protective coat and dulling the look of your floors. Each day your hard floors get spilled on, scratched, nicked and dented. Left unchecked, the finish will wear down so much that the base flooring becomes exposed and vulnerable to permanent damage. At that point, you face the choice of living with dirty-looking floors or finding the budget to repair or replace them.
Hard floor care such as scrub and recoat, burnishing, scrub and recover, or strip and refinish requires training, experience and expertise. In fact, an improperly finished floor can result in even more damage. If the finish layers are added too quickly, or not correctly, then a gummy, tacky residue can be left behind to pick up more dirt and leave floors looking dingy, dirty and dull.
A cheap finish, uneven finish, or too few layers of finish will wear down very quickly, leaving floor surfaces exposed. But, not every cleaning provider is trained and prepared to maintain your floors.
Scrub and Recoat – Quickly improves hard floors by removing the top layer or two of damaged floor finish along with stains, superficial scrapes and scratches, leaving a clean surface. New finish is then applied to restore the protective top coat.
Strip and Refinish – Similar to a Scrub and Recoat, except the finish is completely removed so the bare tile or base flooring is exposed and cleaned. Then, several coats of quality finish are applied.