Hardwood flooring is a durable, natural material that adds striking beauty and value to your home. Over time, wear and tear can cause damage that detracts from your floor’s natural good looks. If you’re noticing scuffs and scratches in your hardwood flooring, you may be concerned that it’s time to replace it. Fortunately, in many cases simply refinishing your floors will restore them to their former beauty. Here are just a few of the benefits of having your hardwood floors professionally refinished:
1. A Beautiful Floor
Having your hardwood floor refinished by professionals means that all those scratches, dents, and gritty surfaces will disappear. In its place will be the beautiful hardwood flooring you remember. In fact, your floors will look almost new again.
2. Save Money
A damaged hardwood floor requires significant maintenance in order to slow the progression of damage. If you choose to have your hardwood floors replaced instead of refinishing them, you will be facing a significantly greater cost. Professional refinishing is less expensive than replacing it with a new floor and helps reduce the maintenance required as well.
3. Improve Your Home's Value
The floor of your home makes an impression every time someone looks at it. Whether you are entertaining guests or you are soon going to be putting your home on the market, refinishing your hardwood floors increases the beauty of your home. Hardwood floors are appealing to potential buyers, and newly-refinished floors can have a major impact on the value of your home when it comes time to sell.
4. Increases Safety
A damaged wood floor not only looks bad, it can also be harmful to those who have to live with it. A hardwood floor that is splintering, for example, could lead to someone's foot being seriously injured. Repairing and refinishing damaged flooring will address any potential safety hazards before they can cause problems.
5. Wards Off Pests
The craters and crevices that a damaged hardwood floor acquires can create a welcome environment for pests of all sorts. From termites to ants and other unwanted pests, pockets of decay within your hardwood floors are an open invitation for them to move right in. Refinishing your floor will protect it from invasive pests.
Use a Professional
It's important that you understand that refinishing hardwood floors is not a task that should be undertaken by a homeowner. There is a great deal of skill and thought that goes into the process.
For example, a professional is adept at determining the right stain that is appropriate for your floor. A professional also has all the right equipment to complete the job easily and safely. Without the right ventilation techniques, for example, you could breathe in the gritty dust that results from the refinishing process. We use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques, including a dustless sanding process, to keep your home clean.
UB Hardwoods offers free estimates for your hardwood refinishing with professional results every time.