Should You Refinish or Replace Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors are rich, inviting and is a feature that adds character to any room of the home.  Hardwood floors are also known for their durability and when properly cared for, can be refinished to retain their life, beauty and shine for years.  However, how do you decide whether to refinish or replace hardwood floors?

Although it is almost always less expensive to refinish your Dallas hardwood floors, you may need to replace them because of:

  1. Age.  Depending on the age of your home, your floors could be eighty, ninety or even one hundred years old.  If this is the case, they have likely been refinished multiple times.  After your floors have been sanded and refinished several times, they tend to become squeaky and are no longer as sturdy as they once were.  If your floors have lost some of their durability, it may be time to replace them with a new hardwood floor.
  2. Aesthetics. A majority of the wood floors found in older US homes are made of oak.  While this was a popular building material in previous years, today there has been a trend toward more exotic species of wood.  These new wood species offer more colors and textures and are a great option for homeowners who are looking for a unique finish.  Another reason to install new floors may be to update a home.  Darker woods and wider planks are commonly used to give a room a more modern feel.
  3. Time.  Refinishing can take a lot more time than replacing a wood floor.  Refinishing is a messy and meticulous process where the floor needs to go completely untouched for up to five days.  Additionally, refinishing is labor intensive and many tools are required to restore the floors back to their original quality.  If you don’t have much time on your hands or are unsure of how to properly refinish your floors, having an entirely new hardwood floor installed will save you time and remove stress.

Professional & Expert Assistance from CMA Flooring

As a homeowner, you will need to explore what is most important to you; the appearance of your original hardwood or time and convenience.  If you are still struggling with the decision, consider visiting a professional flooring company to view possible flooring options.  CMA Flooring is a premier provider of wood floors in Dallas and offers a wide selection of hardwood types and finishes.  After carefully listening to your concerns, we will provide you with all the information you need to make an informed flooring decision.  Visit our Dallas showroom or contact us today at 972-418-6606 to schedule a free in-home consultation.

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