When renovating or remodeling a home, floors tend to be on the bottom part of the priority list. Considering the amount of work and logistics needed even before the actual project, most people just let their floors be. Still, once in a while you need to give it a makeover to give your interiors a fresher vibe. Maybe paint it yellow or green? When you do realize that it’s time to renovate your floors or if minor accidents force you to, Boysen is here to guide you on how to fix and glam up your interior wooden/concrete floors. Listen up!
Get on the floor
Whatever your reason is for renovating, it is important to prepare your work area beforehand. Remove all the furniture including carpets and linoleum and then inspect and identify what needs fixing and replacing while you’re at it. Prepare your cleaning and painting materials too. The room should be off-limits during the renovation so make sure that you planned ahead where you’ll be staying for the next 24 hours. Call a professional if the need arises.
If natural disasters, such as flood, soaked and damaged your floor, oftentimes you would be forced to renovate. When the flood subsides, pump out any water that’s left, and immediately clean the affected area with mild soap and water. Use a hose or scrub for hard-to-remove mud and silt.
Concrete and tiled floors are easier to handle since you can just wipe these clean. However, it may be more complicated for wooden floors. The general rule is to replace water-damaged flooring to prevent it from swelling. Since wood absorbs water, it is better to replace the entire flooring. It is recommended that the cleaning be done ASAP to minimize bacterial growth and to allow the drying process to begin. When a hint of mildew appears, treat it instantly with disinfectants. Read up on mildew here.
Allow all cleaned surfaces to dry before painting. You can dry the floor by allowing natural air to circulate, or you can move the air mechanically with the use of high-powered fans. If you have a dehumidifier, use that too.
The floor is yours
But first… what are the advantages of having your floors remodeled and painted?
- It sets the foundation of your décor
- It provides the biggest impact on the entire look of your home
Give your floor a new life. You can even have a coat that has a high gloss so that the surface can reflect light and make the room seem brighter. Boysen can help you choose the best product to coat your flooring, whether it’s made of wood or concrete. Make sure to follow the standard painting system and schedule for each paint product to achieve the desired finish.
For wooden flooring, you may use:
For concrete flooring, you may use:
Remember to let the paint cure properly and completely before moving back in. Let the paint dry and the fumes dissipate for about a week and you’re ready to move back into a new, fresher yet familiar home. Subscribe to our blog and make your painting life easier. For questions, call (02) 363-9738 local 417 to 418 during office hours and talk to our Technical Team.