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Although hardwood flooring lost popularity for a few decades in favor of wall-to-wall carpet, now it’s rare that you’ll see a home on the market without bragging that there are wood floors throughout the entire space. Hardwood floors are popular for good reason: They give a space a clean look, they are better suited for those with allergies (as with carpet, dust and debris can easily get stamped into the fibers) and they look great with almost any decorative style.
However, floor care for hardwoods is more than just a sweeping and mopping every week. In order to keep your floors healthy and beautiful in the long-term, you’ll need to get them deep cleaned and a fresh coating of wax every so often.
Kiwi Services offers stripping and waxing services for your hardwood floors that will get them gleaming, healthy and looking gorgeous once again. Here’s more information about what you can expect from our floor services.
Signs Your Wood Floors Need Stripping and Waxing
Hardwood floors also require periodic stripping and waxing to maintain their beauty and durability. The following signs can indicate when it’s time to strip and wax your hardwood floors:
- Dullness and Discoloration: Foot traffic, spills, and time can dull the luster of your hardwood floors. If your floor has lost its shine or has discolored spots, it is time for a stripping and waxing service.
- Visible Scratches and Scuffs: Hardwood floors are susceptible to scratches and scuffs, especially in high-traffic areas. If you see these imperfections, it might be time to consider stripping and waxing to restore the floor’s appearance.
- Wax Buildup: Wax can build up over time and create a yellow or cloudy appearance. If your hardwood floor shows signs of wax buildup, it’s time to strip and re-wax.
- Time since the Last Service: Hardwood floors must be stripped and waxed every 1-2 years. However, this timeline can vary depending on the amount of traffic your floors receive. High-traffic areas may require service more often.
As always, it’s best to consult with a professional floor care service to evaluate your hardwood floor’s specific needs and recommend an appropriate maintenance schedule. It’s worth noting that stripping and waxing is not suitable for all types of hardwood floors. Some modern hardwood floors have polyurethane, varnish, or shellac finishes that should never be waxed. Always check with a professional before proceeding with a stripping and waxing service on your hardwood floors.
Floor Stripping and Waxing Services—the Kiwi Way
Our experienced technicians work hard and do a great job on all types of hardwood flooring—no matter the stain color or the age of the floor—and take a lot of pride in getting your floors gorgeous. The floor stripping and waxing services that Kiwi offers are extensive and effective.
Here’s what they entail:
A thorough cleaning:
Before your tech even applies any products to your floor, they begin the floor stripping and waxing process by making sure that every surface of the floor is dust-free. It’s important that the floor has no signs of dust or debris before they begin because the stripping solution will be applied evenly and correctly the first time around.
The stripping solution is applied:
Your technician will apply the stripping solution and then use a wet-dry vacuum to remove sealers and the floor finish entirely. This is a crucial part of the process and involves a series of mop buckets and clean water. Once this part of the process is complete, the floor will be rinsed of the stripping solution entirely.
Using a Buffer and Strip Pad for Stripping:
In conjunction with the stripping solution, a buffer with a strip pad is employed. The high-speed rotation of the buffer, coupled with the abrasive strip pad, effectively breaks down and lifts the old sealer and wax. The combination of the stripping solution and the buffer ensures the removal of all old coatings, prepping the floor for the wax application.
A mopping to clean the floors before the wax is applied:
To ensure the stripping solution is completely gone and to remove all other residue, your technician will mop every square inch of the flooring. Depending on how large the area is where you’re stripping and waxing, this part of the process could take about an hour to several, because they want to ensure the floor is completely dry before they wax.
The wax is applied:
Finally, your technician will apply the floor wax. This will occur in sections to ensure that each coat of wax is efficiently applied and your floors will shine and glow once again—and for many years in the future.
The last step in the floor stripping and waxing process is polishing. Our technician employs a high-speed floor burnisher along with a specialized polishing pad that generates heat through friction. The heat, combined with the rotational movement of the pad, melts the wax or sealer slightly, allowing it to flow and fill any small pits, scratches, or irregularities on the surface. This careful attention to detail ensures that your floors remain in pristine condition.
Kiwi Wood Floor Cleaning
Should your floors not need an entire stripping and waxing, we also offer deep cleaning services for your hardwoods. This will keep them clean and shiny in between waxing and full-on restorations that are more extensive and take more time to perform.
Our hardwood floor cleaning process consists of the following:
- A thorough evaluation of your laminate hardwood flooring, including identification of finish type and sealant used
- A cleaning and mopping to eliminate dust and dirt
- A gentle buffing, waxing and polishing to remove stains that are on the surface level and deep below the surface
We also offer commercial floor cleaning services if you are interested in getting the floors in your office building, storefront or warehouse deep cleaned.
Want to schedule a service with Kiwi? Call us today for an obligation-free quote for hardwood floor stripping and waxing, hardwood floor cleaning or hardwood floor restoration!
Let Kiwi Restore the Beauty of Your Hardwood Floors
Are your hardwood floors in need of professional cleaning and restoration? Look no further! Kiwi Services specializes in rejuvenating hardwood floors to their former glory. Our skilled team will meticulously strip away old wax, eliminate built-up grime, and apply a fresh, protective wax coating that will leave your hardwood floors looking stunning. Contact us now at 888-640-8191 for a free estimate on our Hardwood floor stripping And Waxing or cleaning services.