2. Switch Up the Sheen
Whether it’s matte, high-gloss or something in between, a different sheen can help old floors look new. Achieved using a fresh top coat, a new finish can be a powerful design element. Embrace matte for a modern farmhouse look, or go glossy for a sleek, contemporary space.
Also consider your lifestyle; the higher the level of sheen, the more light reflects off the floors, exposing imperfections. Certain products, such as a water-based heavy-traffic finish, come in different sheen levels and provide a durable, protective coating. For a flawless look, make sure your floors are professionally cleaned and prepped before the new finish is applied.