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DYI WOOD FLOOR UPGRADES



You can't bear to look at your old wood floors for one more second, yet you can't afford the expense or the hassel of ripping them out to replace them?  

We have some great tips that you may want to try...but if you want some added support, we at JUELL are here to help.


Screen and Recoat

The screen and recoat process can restore the glow of floors and give them a refreshed look.  This works best when the finish is scratched or worn, but the wood hasn't been damaged.

Screening and buffing are synonyms for the same thing, a quick, relatively inexpensive methods of shining wood floors.  This process involves lightly abrading the top coat of polyurethane, then applying a new coat of finish.  Some customers call this a "light sanding".  This is a fast way of reviving a floor that is in pretty good condition.



Paint

Painting your floors is a fantastic DIY project.  It's a quick, inexpensive and great solution for low quality wood, or to revive worn floors.

Tip: Use a high-quality paint meant for floors, it makes all the difference in finish, durability and longevity.

Painting a pattern on your floor is a wonderful option because it adds visual interest by bringing pattern and detail into a space, dramatically transforming the look of a room.




Floating Floors

As long as your floors are level, floating floors could be a good option for you, and are a favorite of DIYers.

They came in a variety of materials, including laminates, engineered wood, and luxury laminates.  Individual planks or tiles, interlock from edge to edge to form a single flat surface, resting on top of a layer of foam.  It's a simple process, since no glue or nails are needed.




Carpet Tile

Carpet squares are another great DYI choice, since you can customize a pattern or install a simple field of color.

Carpet squares are easy to install, and if one of the tiles gets stained or damaged they are easy to replace with a new tile.  The only tools you need for installation are a tape measure, chalk line and utility knife.

You can choose peel and stick tiles, or for a dry backing, you can use  mastic or double-sided carpet tape.

There are many fantastic options out there, so good luck and enjoy!

Let us know if you or any of your friends need some help, we at JUELL are here and ready to work safely meeting all your staging and design needs.

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