Hardwood flooring is an excellent asset to any home. It is customizable, durable, and preferred by many potential homebuyers which can be of benefit if you ever decide to put your house on the market. Are you wondering whether and when to have your hardwoods refinished? Here are some signs that it might be time to do so:
Your Maintenance Isn't Producing the Same Results
Cleaning and maintenance can help to keep hardwood flooring in good condition. After a thorough cleaning or maintenance session, the flooring should look fresh and almost as new as it did when it was initially installed. However, you may be noticing that your cleaning and maintenance efforts are not producing the same results that they did in the past. If this is the case, it could be due to damage of some kind. There might be lots of tiny scratches on the surface that you can't get rid of through cleaning or maintenance.
Maybe the protectant has worn off in places which makes the flooring surface look uneven. Whatever the case is, refinishing the flooring can bring new life to it and make it look great again. The process gets rid of scratches and other types of damage. It can also correct problems like cupping and discoloring. You should be left with floors that are easy to clean and maintain again.
People and/or Animals in the House are Getting Splinters
Your hardwood flooring may look as nice as it always has, but if your family members and pets are getting splinters as they walk or run about the house, it's probably time to think about having the flooring refinished. Even slight damage or wear on hardwood flooring can produce splinters that are hard to detect until they've made their way into a foot or paw. Refinishing your hardwood floors will get rid of all the rough patches and ensure a smooth, even finish that won't give anyone or any animal splinters as they move through the house barefoot.
You are Ready for a Change in the Look and Design of Your Flooring
If you're ready for a new look and feel when it comes to your home's flooring, consider having it refinished instead of replacing it. Not only can refinishing save you quite a bit of money or a floor replacement, but it can also produce a beautiful new look that you'll be happy with for years to come. Your service provider should be able to change the color of your flooring during the refinishing process with the help of stain. A new design can be implemented with new trim and even engraved designs.
Contact a company to learn more about hardwood flooring refinishing.