If hardwood floors have a surface finish, recoating can help
maintain the original shine. It is a simple process: the floor is
thoroughly cleaned and buffed, and a fresh coat of finish is applied.
By applying a new layer of finish, the floor is protected from deep
scratches and unnecessary damage. Recoating is only successful if the
finish has not worn through, so it is smart to check floors every four
to six months. If there is dirt buildup or discoloration, recoating can
be applied to these areas in order to prevent long-term damage. A
hardwood floor with a penetrating sealer or wax finish can be buffed to
restore shine, but a new finish cannot be applied without sanding.
Consult flooring professionals for specific instructions on each type