Why You Need to Refinish Your Floors Now – And Why You Shouldn’t Do It Yourself

Interior empty roomRefinishing your floors will bring your hardwood back to its original luster and beauty. And while it may look and sound easy to do, refinishing hardwood floors is deceptively more complicated. It is important to first determine if your boards are thick enough to have them refinished. If they are at least 1/32 of an inch thick, you’re good to go. But imagine that height; it is not very much, meaning there is little to work with and even less room for error. While it may be tempting to take on this project yourself to save some money, it is always best to have a professional refinish hardwood floors.

If your floors meet the thickness standards for refinishing, begin by looking for a professional to do the work. Find a professional hardwood floor refinisher or installer who is licensed and then verify their license through your Contractors State License Board. Ask around for referrals from friends, family, and other people you know who are in the business. Meet with at least three companies to get a good feel for what is available to you and make a decision that best suits your needs.

Then, you will need to decide the finish you want and how much of your hardwood needs to be refinished. Refinishing generally needs to happen every 20 years or so. Having hardwood floors is a long-term investment. Refinishing them will bring them back to their original condition. It will remove scratches, dents, and any other imperfections as well as update your home if you choose the proper stain. Most of the time, it is best to refinish your entire floor to keep its uniformity. However, if only small sections are looking worn, you can refinish just those sections and a good professional will be able to make the floor, in its entirety, look seamless.

If your floor is in need of a makeover, now is the right time to refinish. There are many reasons to consider refinishing hardwood floors, and even though you are paying a significant amount to have the project completed, keep in mind that doing so will add value to your home. This could make you money in the long run and keep your home looking beautiful. Your refinished hardwood floors are just a phone call away. Call Signature Design Center today at 714.533.9595.


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