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Hot to Tell if the Hardwood Floor in Your Denver Home Needs Refinishing


March 14, 2018

Homes that have hardwood floors that are poorly maintained can be a constant tease to homeowners, as the potential for beautiful floors can simply be a refinishing job away. If you have hardwood flooring in Denver, over time you will need to refinish these floors as the original luster and appeal has faded due to age and other factors. There are some telltale signs to look for that can indicate it’s time to refinish your floors.

Over time, hardwood shows its age

If your hardwood floors were installed 20 or more years ago, chances are you are in need of some form of refinishing services. After a few decades, the wear and tear begins to show itself in the form of obvious visual indicators, such as scratch marks, scuffing, dents, abrasions and more.

These include things such as scratches to the surface of the wood, dullness or worn out surfaces, and discoloration to the wood itself. Over time, it can become very apparent to any discerning homeowner that their floor is in need of some type of repair, usually in the form of refinishing services.

Thankfully, a typical hardwood floor is thick enough to undergo multiple sandings over its lifetime, in the neighborhood of six to eight times for a standard ¾ inch thick floor. This will allow you the peace of mind to know that you are able to refinish your floor multiple times without having to worry about replacing the entire floor.

Choosing to Refinish your Floor

So you’ve looked over the situation and all the signs point to your floor needing some serious work to get it looking its best again. Your next step will be decide if you want to take on this project yourself, annoying your family in the process and eliciting endless questions about when you’ll finally be finished with the project. Or, you can make the convenient decision to find a professional who is capable of taking on the task.

The reason you will want to consider investing in a refinished floor is obvious: your interior living space will be revived with new life by making your floors look their best again. Having your hardwood’s appearance return to its original color and finish will be more than worth the investment.

While doing itself might sound appealing due to the economic factor, the prospect of potentially damaging your floor may sway you from taking on such a project. Your hardwood floors are probably one of your most treasured features of your home, and you want to protect this investment at all costs.

This is why it is important to select a contractor who has the experience and skill necessary to complete the job to your satisfaction. Design Craft Blinds & Floors are your trusted contractor of first choice and we are happy to serve the Denver metro area with pride. We are more than willing to walk you through any questions or concerns you may have about a hardwood refinishing project. Contact us today at 303-683-7200.