The floors in your home are among its most important features. While on an average day you probably don’t give them much thought, they have a huge impact both upon your home’s aesthetic appeal and upon your quality of life. The condition of your floor can tie directly into the temperature of your home and even to the health of the residents there. Therefore, it’s crucial to have a floor that’s in a good state of repair.
Many people find keeping their floor in good condition to be a daunting task, however, carpets can be ruined by spills, stains, pets, cigarette smoke, and any number of other things, requiring regular costly replacements. For many rooms, hardwood floors are a much better option, but replacing a wooden floor can be extremely costly.
If you live in an older home that is already equipped with hardwood floors, why replace them at all? Often, simply restoring them is your best option. With the help of the specialists at Wall2Wall Flooring, you can render your old floor good as new.
Here are five reasons why restoring your existing hardwood floors is your best option:
Carpets are more expensive in the long run
While at first glance it may seem cheaper to simply have your hardwood floor replaced with carpeting, over time it will actually be the hardwood floor that saves you money.
Carpets need to be cleaned regularly; they can absorb smoke, pollen, pet dander and other allergens and become a breeding ground for disease-causing bacteria and viruses. For this reason, carpets need to be regularly cleaned. For you, that will mean a lot of work vacuuming and it will also mean you’ll need to undertake the costly project of shampooing your carpet or having it cleaned professionally every once in a while.
Then, after a few years of foot traffic and general wear and tear, your carpet will need to be replaced.
On the other hand, a properly maintained wood floor can last for generations without requiring replacement, and the regular cleaning won’t require anything more costly than a mop and some soap.
Most old wood floors can be repaired
We’ve already touted the benefits of wood flooring over carpeting, and if you’re looking to have a new floor installed, you could do a lot worse than hardwood. But if you’re living in a home that already boasts an old wood floor, you are often better off simply restoring it.
Over the years, there are many problems that can arise with a wood floor. Changes in the humidity in the air can cause the wood to warp and buckle, while stains can occur from spills or pet urine. While these are damaging to the floor, they are nothing a certified specialist like Wall2Wall Flooring cannot fix.
Repairing and restoring a wood floor is usually a lot less costly than replacing it and with a little care, you can bring out the beauty that was always there in your old wood floor.
Restoring a hardwood floor can be relatively inexpensive
If you have a beautiful hardwood floor that just needs a little care to be brought out, you are usually not looking at a huge expense. While the cost will vary depending on the work that needs to be done, hardwood floors are extremely strong and durable and often, repairs will be minor.
For example, a floor can be scratched up and no longer appear aesthetically pleasing, but still have an extremely strong foundation. Repairing those scratches requires expert care – over-sanding them even slightly can ruin the floor – so you’ll need to bring in an expert, but with the help of someone knowledgeable and who has the right equipment, you are not necessarily looking at a huge project.
The same applies to many other problems that hardwood floors can develop over time. Even bigger problems, such as the floor buckling and warping, can be addressed by experienced professionals at a company such as Wall2Wall Flooring.
Antique floors bring charm and atmosphere to your home
There’s something about an old wood floor that brings a sense of timeless style to a home. While it’s certainly possible to have elegant carpeting or sleek modern bamboo flooring too, nothing can match the classic charm of an old hardwood floor.
Today’s homeowners are looking to reclaim that rustic feel that many modern homes just don’t have, however nice they may be. They’re looking for a natural appearance to their floor, with knotholes and streaks and a pleasant dark finish.
Many people pay a lot of money to have this installed in their homes, but some people are already walking around on a potentially gorgeous antique floor and don’t even know it!
If you already have a hardwood floor in your home, you should take advantage of it. Bring in an expert from Wall2Wall Flooring and have them evaluate your old wood floor.
Restoring your hardwood floor is an investment
With the wide array of benefits it can bring into your home, restoring your hardwood floor already seems like a great idea. But the prospect of having a gorgeous floor is further sweetened by the idea that it’s an investment.
Having a high-quality wooden floor will boost the resale value of your home; for merely the cost of a few repairs and some refinishing, you’ll render your home a lot more attractive to potential buyers should you decide to sell.
Hardwood flooring, will also save you a lot of money on cleaning and repair costs due to how easy and durable it is. So, whether you hold onto your home or decide to sell it, you’ll be seeing returns on your hardwood floor investment right away.
Contact the floor restoration specialists at Wall2Wall Flooring and get your hardwood floor looking better than ever!