Refinishing your Hardwood Floors
If your hardwood floors have seen better days, it might be time to have them refinished by a professional hardwood floor refinishing company like Fabricio Hardwood Floors, or have them replaced with new ones. Having your worn out old floor worked on will make your place look better and increase the value of your property.
When should you consider hardwood floor refinishing?
When taken care of the right way, hardwood floors can truly last a lifetime (if they haven’t been damaged by water or fire of course). That is one of the main advantages of solid hardwood floors over other types of flooring materials. They can be refinished several times hence prolonging their life. Even old hardwood floors can be refinished and last for years.
Refinishing your hardwood floors is more economical and eco-friendly than replacing them altogether. If you decide to have your wood floors refinished, you won’t be able to change the type of wood and size of wood planks, but you will be able to change the colors of your hardwood floors, as well as remove scuffs and imperfections.
When to refinish hardwood floors is a personal choice and really depends on your tolerance level, but usually if your existing hardwood floors have majors scratches or dents, if they have faded from the sun UV rays or foot traffic, and have stains that have penetrated the top layers and are difficult to remove, hardwood floor refinishing is highly recommended.
What’s involved in refinishing hardwood floors
The process of refinishing your existing floors involves sanding the top of layer of your hardwood floors to remove the top finish and sanding away scratches and minor dents. Normally, solid hardwood floors can be refinished 4 to 6 times during their lifetime and each refinishing can last between 7 to 10 years. So with solid hardwood floors, if refinished periodically, they could last 60 years or more!
This is different with engineered hardwood floors that can only be refinished a couple of times. For vinyl flooring, refinishing is not possible. This is one of the main advantages of solid hardwood floors – if you fall out of love with the color of your hardwood floors, you can transform the look of your floors with our hardwood floor refinishing service and prolong the life and your enjoyment of your floors.
Save money when refinishing your wood floors
Refinishing hardwood floors will actually save you money in the long run since you won’t be buying new floors, nor will you have to pay for having your existing floors removed and disposed of. Unless you absolutely dislike the type of wood and wood grain you have, or the size of the wood planks, refinishing your hardwood floors is the most economical approach to renewing the look of your hardwood floors.
When not to refinish your hardwood floors
If your hardwood floors are noticeably squeaky or lots of vibrations are created when you walk on them, it could be a sign that the subfloor need to be worked on and corrected. If this is the case, you will need get new hardwood floors installed and get rid of the existing ones.
Fabricio Hardwood Floors is the local expert in hardwood floor refinishing. You can see some of our hardwood floor refinishing work here. If you live in the Charlotte NC area and are interested in getting a quote to have your hardwood floors refinished professionally refinished, call Fabricio Hardwood Floors today at (704) 774-7882 or request a free quote through our online form.