If you have hardwood flooring in your home or business, there will likely come a time where you find yourself wanting to replace them. With as much foot traffic as some spaces get, it’s not uncommon for floors to get scratched, stained, or discolored. In fact, this inevitably happens to hardwood floors. When this happens to your floors, you can start to find more flaws within your floors than beauty. In these times, it’s good to know that there are a few options available for getting them back to a place where you love them.

In today’s blog, the team at Floor Expo is going to cover the difference between refinishing and replacing your hardwood floors as well as a few of the things that you should consider when determining which is the best fit for you.

Refinishing vs. Replacing

Hardwood floors are one of the most durable flooring options available. Even though your hardwood floors have been scratched or worn down, there are many times where they can be fixed up to look beautiful once again. In the case that the damages that you’re looking at are purely aesthetic, there is a good chance that they can be refinished. This process entails sanding off varnish and stain while also buffing out scratches and keeping floors even. Once this has been done, the floors are stained and varnished, leaving them looking good as new.

In the case that the damage of your hardwood floors is more than surface level, you may need to have the floors replaced entirely. One of the most common types of damage that leads to full floor replacement is water damage, where the boards warp. In those cases, refinishing your floors isn’t going to provide you with the results that you need.

Keep reading for, what we believe, is the key components that you should be considering when it comes to determining which of these options is going to be best for your floors.

The Underlying Factor

An excellent place to start when determining whether you should refinish or replace floors is the part of your floors that you dislike the most. If there are scratches throughout, and that’s the part that bothers you the most, refinishing is a fantastic option. If the color of the hardwood floors is what you dislike the most, but they’re in excellent condition, refinishing is the answer. Now, if there’s a dip in the floor that causes people to trip, it may be time to replace them altogether.

Benefits to Both

At the end of the day, the good news is that both of these services provide you with the benefit of a beautiful floor. So, if you’re looking at hardwood floors that you’re no longer happy with, find comfort in the fact that the team at Floor Expo can help. Our team has years of experience with new and old hardwood floors and would be happy to provide you with a better idea of which service you’d most benefit from if you’re struggling to determine it on your own.

Contact Floor Expo

Whether you want your floors refinished or replaced, Floor Expo can help. Our team has years of experience and would be more than happy to provide you with a free design consultation on your needs. Reach out to us today to get started.