Hardwood floors can last for decades when wooden floors are properly cared for and well-maintained. It can be difficult to determine if the flooring should be replaced or if they can be saved with some TLC if your home has hardwood floors that you were not sure how to maintain or perhaps you got a little lax in the care. Though wood floors with shine are never wrong, the older floors will have a natural weathered look that people are making popular. We at Mike’s Custom Flooring would like to help you decide if your hardwood floors should be refinished or replaced.
Hardwood Floor Preference & Budget
You first consideration is if you like the aged and weathered look that is currently trending, since this is a matter of preference. The new wood flooring is a timeless classic of the shine and the image remarkable. For installation and materials, another consideration if you are leaning to replacement floors is factoring the budget. The overall condition and appearance with the renewal as the majority of the wear, remove any stains since a refinishing project will never restore floors to “like-new.” A primary decision is weighing out the look of new and modern or weathered and aged.
Solution to Worn or Damaged Hardwood Floors
From termites or another insect infestation, older homes especially, may have worn wooden floors that are a high risk of being damaged. Not only will the infestation need to be eliminated if that is the case, the affected planks will need to be replaced, making it a challenge to match the remaining floor’s grain, stain, and color. Hiring an experienced professional with the necessary skills is the best choice. With a little dry lubricant and replacing of old and decrepit nails, squeaky floors can be silenced. With refinishing, stains like pet stains, beverage spills, water marks, and other common wood flooring stains are sanded down. In fact, any existing staining can be cleared. Where the new color finish you selected is applied to maximize the look of your hardwood floors, the professional sands down each plank evenly to the raw wood.
Hardwood Floor Replacement
A few circumstances that will call for a complete floor replacement can occur as well. A replacement may be necessary if any of the following applies since not all floors are candidates for refinishing.
– There is underlying damage that will significantly impact the sanding and finish quality, extreme movement between the boards in your flooring suggest this.
– Any exposed nails, excessive poor tongue and groove connection.
– Wood floors that have been sanded down multiple times may not be thick enough for another sanding from the installation.
– Structural issues can be an impeding cause when it stems from the subfloor. In these cases, to ensure the new hardwood floor is efficiently installed, the subfloor will often need to be repaired as well.
Hardwood Floor Installation, Repair & More in Charles Town & Eastern Panhandle of Berkeley & Jefferson Counties in WV | Winchester & Frederick County | Round Hill & Loudoun County | Berryville & Clarke County | Herndon & Fairfax County VA
Mike’s Custom Flooring is readily available and you can be rest assured that the project is completed with satisfactory workmanship, no matter if you are leaning towards refinishing or replacement in your Virginia home. Call us today!