One of the many perks of our area is the abundance of historic homes available at a relatively affordable price. Especially in Baltimore, many grand Victorian structures have been converted into condos while maintaining their historical elements. One such element that we shouldn’t fail to appreciate is hardwood flooring. However, your hardwood probably isn’t in the condition it was decades ago. Here are some signs that you should look into historic hardwood restoration.
Hardwood is arguably more beautiful than any other flooring material. Still, if you aren’t careful, it’s bound to get a scratch or two as the years go on. It’s up to you to decide whether or not you choose to refinish. An excessive amount of shallow scratches can be unsightly.
If you do notice, however, that a scratch has gone beneath the finish of your hardwood floors, we suggest you look into refinishing as soon as possible. If you don’t, the risk of water damage to your historical hardwood increases dramatically.
Historical hardwood floors can splinter for a variety of reasons. Moisture can cause the wood to swell up, or to splinter as a result of expansion and contraction with the changing of the seasons. This issue is especially pertinent with improperly cut or finished hardwood floors.
If your hardwood floors are splintering, the situation will continue to get worse if you don’t take action as soon as possible. Not only do splintering hardwood floors look unsightly, but they could also cause minor injuries.
Does the hardwood in your historic home creak? You might think that this just comes with the territory of old hardwood. A noisy hardwood floor indicates that the boards have become loose as the years have gone on. If your floorboards aren’t loose, then they won’t rub up against one another, and they won’t creak as you go about your living space.
In this case, our historical hardwood restoration experts will secure your loose floorboards and / or lubricate them to reduce the noise they create.
What Can I Do About It?
We’ve just listed a few of the signs that your home needs historical hardwood restoration. If you’ve noticed these yourself, you might be wondering what you can do next.
With more people currently working remotely than ever, the DIY spirit is running strong. If you’re dedicated, you might be interested in refinishing your floors yourself. At our showroom, we have the tools for the job. We stock a wide range of products manufactured by Festool—a brand that makes no compromises in quality. If you visit Jason Brown Wood Floors, we’ll set you up with the tools you need to succeed.
But when it comes to the finer points of historical hardwood restoration, there is no substitute for the attention of experienced professionals. For all of your hardwood restoration needs in the Baltimore area, we’re here to help.
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.
Jason Brown Wood Floors is also your convenient dealer of high-quality, professional grade power tools. We offer brands that tradespeople trust most for the job. Come check out our Bel Air showroom to browse the in-stock selection of products and tools by Festool, Freud, Diablo, and Shaper.