Three Reasons To Refinish Your Hardwood Floors

Objectively speaking, hardwood floors are absolutely gorgeous. They add a certain level of class and cleanliness to your home that even the nicest carpets struggle to emulate. They're both durable and elegant, making them the perfect choice for a home that receives more than its fair share of foot traffic.

The one bit of maintenance that is required to keep them looking fresh and clean, however, is the occasional hardwood floor refinishing. Much like a steam clean with the carpets, hardwood flooring needs to be buffed to restore it back to its former glory. If it's been several years since you've refinished your floors, here are a few reasons to not put it off any longer.

Update Your Style

Whoever was responsible for putting the hardwood flooring in initially most likely made the choice that was appropriate at the time, either because of their own personal preferences or the styles that were dominant in that time period. Over time, tastes can change; hardwood floor refinishing allows you to update your style without having to replace the entire floor. Prefer dark wood over light? Add a darker stain. Want a more distressed look? Buff it out and take a light sander to the surface after finishing.

Repair Any Damage

No matter how careful you are, eventually, your floors are going to get damaged. The usual culprit in these scenarios is furniture, but it could just as easily be kids or animals that damage your hardwood flooring. Refinishing it repairs any damage that may have occurred in the many years of cherished use and leave it looking as good as the day it was installed. It will also help you protect your investment so that if and when you decide to sell your home, it'll be an asset instead of a liability.

Restore Former Glory

If you've decided to move into an older home that already has hardwood flooring, you're going to want to refinish the floors before you move in. Why? First, because it's easier to do it before you move in the furniture, but also because it'll restore that home's original charm. Hardwood flooring that is several decades old is usually made of higher quality wood that usually doesn't need to be replaced but does need to be refinished. Buffing it out will help you see what that home looked like originally and most likely make you fall in love with your home all over again.

Reach out to professionals who provide hardwood floor refinishing services to learn more. 

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