Refinish or Replace What to Do with Your Hardwood FloorsHaving hardwood flooring can make any room look more elegant. It can easily transform a plain and dull space into something more beautiful. However, with time and use, hardwood flooring is inevitably prone to wear and tear. And, damage caused by external factors can diminish the look of your floors.

If you see damage on your hardwood floors, you may find yourself debating between whether to refinish the floor or replace it entirely. There are advantages and disadvantages to both, depending on the gravity of the damage and your needs.

To help you determine if you need to replace your floors or simply refinish them, consider these factors: your budget, the extent of the damage, the time of the project, and your ability to work on the project.

First, consider your budget when deciding between refinishing or replacing your hardwood floors. Is your budget enough to cover the expense of replacing your hardwood floor? Keep in mind that replacing wood flooring can be very expensive due to the amount of materials you have to buy. In addition, the cost of labor for replacing your floor is often twice the cost of refinishing.

Second, think about the extent of the damage. Not all damaged hardwood floors require instant replacement. There are types of damage that can be fixed and refinished to look like new. You can seek help from a specialist in evaluating what your damaged hardwood flooring needs.

Third, the time you need to allocate to your project is also a huge consideration, especially if you have an event in the near future. Replacing your hardwood floors will take some time because you will have to remove furniture from the room, remove the damaged floor, and prepare it before installing a new set of hardwood. Refinishing, on the other hand, may only take a few days.

Lastly, you should also consider your capacity to do the work. A simple refinishing can be done by you as long as you know how to do it. But, if you think you may not be able to do the job, hire a contractor. It may be an added cost, but the outcome will definitely be worth it.

Replacing or refinishing your hardwood floors can be a tough decision, but as long as you deliberate on important factors and try to opt for the most beneficial option, you will be able to find the best way to transform your hardwood flooring.

If you consider replacing your hardwood floors, Superior Hardwoods offers high-quality reclaimed hardwood as well as an ever increasing variety of new flooring. It comes in a variety of wood tones and species to fit your exact needs.

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