Three Reasons to Have Your Hardwood Floors Refinished

Do your hardwood floors need a refresh? Older or outdated floors can benefit greatly from refinishing, which is generally much less costly and labor-intensive than having new floors installed. Here are three of the most common reasons to have the hardwood floors refinished in your Buffalo home:

Scratches and dents

Over time, it’s common for hardwood floors to endure scratches and dents from foot traffic, pets, and furniture. Refinishing removes all these imperfections, giving your floor a smooth, clean appearance that’s free from any visible signs of damage. If your hardwood floors have endured a lot of wear and tear, refinishing can make them look as good as new again.

Fading and discoloration from the sun

Hardwood floors, especially in rooms with a lot of natural light, are very susceptible to fading and discoloration from sunlight. Refinishing reverses this discoloration, restoring your floor’s original shine and appearance. Refinishing also provides the option of changing your floor’s color, such as giving the wood a lighter or darker stain. This can dramatically alter the quality of your floor and give it a more modern appearance.

Water damage

For hardwood floors that have experienced significant amounts of water and moisture, refinishing can easily repair water damage with a brand-new finish. Even simple water stains in a home (such as spills in a kitchen) can mount to discoloration over time. Once the floor is sanded down during refinishing, a new stain can cover up water spots and even out your floor’s appearance.

These are just a few of the many reasons to consider having your hardwood floors refinished. If you have questions about the hardwood refinishing process, please get in touch with Modern Flooring, based in Buffalo, NY. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and schedule a consultation.