At some point, your hardwood floors will lose their shine. That’s when you should start considering how to get them refinished. However, even the refinishing process isn’t foolproof. Eventually, you will need to replace your floors. In the meantime, here is a helpful guide that you should follow to help you know what to expect.
Too Much Past Refinishing
Let’s start with a word of caution: too much refinishing can be as harmful as not enough. Too much past refinishing will steal the beauty from your floors. Even if you take great care of them, at some point, they will begin to show all the wear and tear from the foot traffic that goes across it. Sanding off some of the wood is a crucial part of the process. That said, this isn’t a task you should attempt by yourself. Instead, please leave it in the hands of the professionals.
Excessive Water Damage
Another problem comes from moisture. Extreme water damage will ruin your floors, especially the underlayment and any other subfloors that you’ve laid your hardwood floors on. If you neglect to address water damage, then it will only get worse. Warped and rotting floorboards are much weaker than planks that are left intact. Peeling, buckling, and gapping are apparent signs of a problem that must be addressed as soon as possible to prevent an accident.
Changing Your Mind
Let’s suppose that you’ve changed your mind about the look of the wood floors in your home. Changing your mind is normal, besides, experimenting with new aesthetics in your home can motivate you to get your floors refinished. When you decide to have your floors refinished, you can infuse the wood with some new color that it didn’t have before!
You Want Different Wood
Why might you want different wood? For example, oak can be replaced with maple. You could also search for a wood that has a higher score on the Janka hardness scale that rates how hard each type of wood is, and how resistant to damage it is!
Hardwood Flooring from Jason Brown Wood Floors
At Jason Brown Wood Floors, our commitment to quality installation is clear in all that we do, which is why our customers consistently rate us as one of the top contractors in the region. We have been awarded Baltimore Magazine’s Best of Baltimore Award 4 times and have been proudly serving the Baltimore Area for over 16 years. If you’re ready to speak with someone about your hardwood flooring project, we want to hear from you! Contact us at 410-668-9131 or send us a message here.