Hardwood Flooring: To Refinish or Replace? That is the Question!

When it comes to flooring, there is nothing quite so universally adored like hardwood flooring. Wide or thin plank, dark or light finish, if there is hardwood flooring in a home, then that home will be seen as upgraded.

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One of the best features of hardwood flooring is that it can last for generations or more. However, that doesn’t mean that hardwood flooring is immune to damages. If you have dents or scratches in your hardwood flooring, you might wonder whether refinishing or replacing your flooring is the way to go. Here at LJ Flooring, we have come up with a few ways for you to determine which is better for you.

You should refinish if:

  • Your hardwood flooring is in relatively good shape, with a few nicks, dings, or dents.
  • Thickness determines how often you can refinish, so you’ll need to determine the thickness of your hardwood flooring.
  • You want to keep original features blended with new flooring.

You should replace if:

  • Your hardwood flooring has been damaged with water, keeping in mind that damaged sections can be replaced instead of the entire floor.
  • There are large cracks or gaps in between floor boards.
  • It is engineered hardwood that has already been refinished a few times.
  • The type of wood flooring is not compatible with your lifestyle.

Because there are so many options when it comes to hardwood flooring, it can be helpful to talk with a professional regarding your choices determining size, thickness, color, and wood type. We would be glad to discuss hardwood flooring for you, so contact us at LJ Flooring today.