5 Reasons to Choose Laminate Floors
Hardwoods floors are a beautiful addition to any home. However, like other aspects of our homes, they don’t last forever. Whether due to unexpected damage or wear and tear over the years, there’s comes a time when you’ll look at your floors and wonder if you can restore them to their former glory or if it’s better just to swap them out completely. We’re here to cover some of the factors to consider when making the decision.
Condition of Hardwood
One of the first things to consider is the current state of your hardwood floors. Minor damage can usually be restored with a bit of sanding and refinishing. Anything that affects the integrity of the floors will most likely need to be replaced. If there is structural damage to the wood from water, pests, or rot, replacing is your best option. The same goes for any wood that has seen severe damage like chipping, staining, infestations, extreme wear, or movement throughout the seasons.
Age of Floor
There’s a good chance that older floors have already been worked on multiple times. If your hardwood has a few decades on it, it may be that it’s been sanded down to the point that it can’t be restored anymore. Any further refinishing would destabilize the wood. In this case it’s best to replace it instead. A professional will easily be able to tell you whether or not it is worth saving.
Aesthetics of Hardwood
Sometimes damage is a good excuse to replace something you’re not feeling. If you like the hardwood, a restoration is a great way to get it back to its stunning condition. If you’re not happy with the floors at all whether it’s the type of wood, the size of the planking, or any other reason, you can take this as an opportunity to make a replacement and install something that you’ll enjoy much more.
Finally, it’s important to consider budget when you’re making decisions to either restore or replace your floors. It is usually less expensive to fix what’s there rather than install an entirely new set of planks. You also need to factor in any labor costs that will go into each project which can end up leading to higher costs than expected. If there’s no need for a replacement and it fits within your price range, then go with a restoration.
Your Flooring Professionals
We are the leading hardwood flooring company in Alpharetta, Georgia and take great pride in our reputation as a business that does a fantastic job while also caring for the needs of our customers. Call Atlanta Floor One at (404) 578-0926 or connect with us online to touch base on your next hardwood flooring project.