When you have hardwood flooring in place, especially if it is several decades old, you might wonder whether you need to replace it or simply sand and refinish your current wood flooring. The good news is, we can help you make that decision with some quick tips and ideas. It's crucial, at times like this, to have a friend in the business or at least some professional advice.
A hardwood refinishing service can bring your floors back to a showroom-new finish. There are many ways to proceed once the process is started. However, you may need to replace the materials for the best results.
Hardwood floors can be refinished several times throughout their lifespan. Depending on the thickness of the real wood veneer, engineered hardwood can also be refinished a few times before needing to be replaced. If you're not quite sure which option is best for you, here are some ideas.
Refinishing wood floors consists of sanding down the damage or abuse from the top layers of your flooring until a fresh, new, untainted layer of wood has been reached. If there is any danger of reaching the subfloor during the sanding process, which can happen after several deep refinishing, this is a clear sign that replacement is a better option. But other reasons might dictate new flooring in place of sanding and refinishing.
Excessive wear or blatant abuse of wood flooring can damage multiple layers all at the same time. So can water or fire damage, all of which means the floors may not be restorable. In cases like these, new wood flooring can be a very feasible option and can even be more affordable, especially if there are multiple rooms affected in this way.