Ohio post office refinishes hardwood floors during renovation
Ohio post office refinishes hardwood floors during renovation The town of Springfield, Ohio, is giving a much-needed face lift to its post office. The Springfield News-Sun reports that the renovations include restoring 1930s-era murals and refinishing the hardwood floors.
According to the news source, when postmaster Sue Vanzant and Tom Schick, a facilities manager with the postal service's Eastern Facilities Service Office in Columbus, found hardwood floors beneath the building's current carpeting, they immediately decided to refinish the floors.
"[Refinishing the floors is] a long term, permanent solution," Schick told the news outlet. "Every organization has to spend money to maintain its building. If you don't, they fall apart."
While refinishing one's floors can be a do-it-yourself project, homeowners with maple floors may want to hire professionals to refinish them, as HomeTime.com reports that maple floors are difficult to sand and refinish.
Flooring experts also suggest that sometimes refinishing is not enough. If the wood planks sag, are warped or feel spongy, homeowners may want to replace their wood floors. Depending upon the desired aesthetic, individuals can install knotty country pine or rich chestnut flooring.