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Should You Replace or Refinish Your Floors?

May 21

Good flooring may improve the appearance of your home as well as your lifestyle. Because it is a permanent element, appropriate maintenance is essential to ensure that your flooring lasts for many years. You must also determine whether a floor should be refinished or replaced. Don't worry; the information below from a professional flooring contractor will help you decide whether to refinish or replace your old flooring.


Benefits of Floor Refinishing


Refinishing a floor is a good technique to change the texture, color, and general appearance of the floor. If portions of your floors are already warped, you may want to replace them instead of refinishing the rest. Another benefit of refinishing a floor is that it is less expensive than purchasing new ones. However, for the best results, we recommend that you deal with skilled professionals.


Cons of Floor Refinishing

Refinishing a floor is a time-consuming process, despite being less expensive. It can also be a mess, particularly if the installer isn't attentive. There may be problems with the chemicals used in refinishing if you do not hire a certified specialist. We strongly advise that you seek professional advice first, as this is not always the best option.

Refinishing the floor may be the best option if your budget is limited and you need the job done quickly. Please contact us so that we may examine your wood floor and assist you in making a decision.


Advantages of Installing a New Hardwood Floor


One of the benefits of hardwood flooring is how elegant and timeless it seems. It also complements any style, whether rustic, classic, or modern. You can choose from a variety of wood varieties for hardwood flooring, including oak, fir, maple, birch, cherry, or beech. Bamboo and pine are examples of softer wood species. However, to ensure that your flooring lasts a lifetime, make sure to properly care for and protect it.


Hardwood flooring is extremely long-lasting when properly maintained. Refinishing them every 10 years, according to experts, will keep them looking new and elegant. With proper care, hardwood flooring can last hundreds of years or even longer.


If you or someone in your family suffers from allergies or other respiratory problems, new hardwood flooring may be the ideal option because wood does not accumulate dust or other allergens. It's also extremely adaptable, as it may go with any décor style. Most significantly, it can raise your home's market value. If you plan to sell your home in the future, consider installing new hardwood flooring.


The Drawbacks of New Hardwood Flooring

While nothing beats the classic elegance of hardwood flooring, installation costs might be prohibitive for some homeowners. Additionally, scratches are unavoidable, especially if you have dogs. You may always refinish your hardwood flooring to cover up scratches.

Another problem is that it might be damaged by moisture. Water can cause hardwood flooring to swell if you're not careful. Any moisture should be rapidly wiped away before it does any damage.

Hardwood flooring can also creak over time, but this can be remedied by closing cracks in the floor.

Overall, the advantages of laying hardwood floors outweigh the disadvantages, and if properly maintained, they can last a lifetime!


For Installation, Contact Vinyl Flooring & Beyond

A flooring contractor is a perfect person to get in touch with when it comes to installing a new hardwood floor. They will know exactly what needs to be done and can get the job done quickly and efficiently. Here at Vinyl Flooring & Beyond, we have a team of experienced professionals who are ready to help you with all your flooring needs! Please don't hesitate to contact us if you need your floors refinished or replaced. Call us today for a free consultation.