Treat them right and your floors never need to get discolored or lose their luster. To extend the life of your wood flooring, depending on the foot traffic in your space, regular proper maintenance is required. We frequently recommend top coating – also known as screen and recoat or “buff & coat” – to keep floors looking new without the expense of refinishing. This involves using a mesh screen to lightly sand the old coat, which helps the new coat adhere and keeps your floors looking fresh. Screen and recoat is just part of a regular maintenance program that can help you increase durability and get more years of quality wear out of your floors.