One of the best ways to improve your home is to install hardwood floors. Even so, they won’t stay perfect all the time At some point, they will need a facelift. Maintenance and refinishing can keep the floors looking beautiful no matter what happens to them. Here is more information on what you need to consider.
There’s Water Damage
Water can damage your hardwood floors in a number of ways. This happens even more frequently if you have hardwood floors in your kitchen or if you spill water on your hardwood floors on the way outside to water your plants. Dry out any standing water that you see.
There Are Scratches
Scratches are going to happen. That’s just a fact of life. Too many scratches, though, is something to make you reconsider your decision to not refinish your floors. The stain helps protect the floors against water damage, which is wood’s natural enemy. You should probably take this opportunity to refinish the floors and replenish the layers of stain you have on them.
You See Gouges
Like with scratches you might see gouges, chips, and dents in your flooring. Gouges and chips open up holes for water to seep in, and you don’t that to happen. Replacing the damaged planks of wood is usually the way to go. Damage doesn’t have to be a bad thing – it can be a sign of new beginnings.
It’s Turning Gray
It’s easy to think that your floors turning gray is an effect of time. This isn’t always the case. Instead, this is a sign that you need to refinish your floors as soon as you can. Wood naturally absorbs water, and this is more of a problem than you might think. Once you see gray, it’s time to do something about it. In this case, you’ve got to refinish to give it a facelift. Sanding works, as does putting on a new stain. If you don’t do anything, then eventually your floors will turn black. This isn’t just a pretty aesthetic effect either – the structural integrity of the floors is wearing out.
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.