Your floors have probably seen better days. After all, they go through a lot of wear and tear on a regular basis. Worn-out floors don’t look their best, and that is a disappointing fact of life. You now have a choice: should you repair your floors or replace them entirely? Let’s find out.
How Expensive It Is
Your budget matters. In the end, expenses may be the clincher in this decision. Refinishing is less expensive than replacement, but there are other factors in play that you will have to consider as well.
Refinishing your floors makes sense, but it will also take a while. If you have a strict turnaround time, then this might not be the best option. Replacing is much simpler, doesn’t require as many supplies, and if you choose to lean on professional help, you won’t have any hassle to deal with at all!
If aesthetics are on your mind, then you have another choice to make. What is more important: how the floors look or how strong they are? Weak floorboards can crack and break, ruining the aesthetic effect that you’re trying to create.
The Condition of the Floors
Take a closer look at your floors. Depending on the condition they are in, repairs might make more sense than replacements. Of course, it’s also possible for the reverse to be true – you need replacements since repairs won’t do much to help. Warping and signs of damage are indications that you need to replace the floors because it’s past the point of repair. Refinishing can restore lost beauty, but replacements restore the structural integrity of the floors, which is just as if not more important.
How Old Your Floors Are
The age of your floors partially depends on the age of your home. Even if you have refinished, repaired, or replaced your floors in the past, that might not be enough. It could simply be time for another round of these processes. If your floors are too old, then refinishing might not work. Several rounds of refinishing make it less effective, for one thing. The cracks between the floorboards can also widen over time, so that means you should probably replace old floors.
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.