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3 Good Reasons to Refinish Original Hardwood Floors

by Kevin Smith Author
Scratches. Stains. Fading. Uneven planks. Loose boards. Mysterious creaks and groans. 

Your original hardwood floors look every second of their age and life with your busy family only adds to their dubious charm. No wonder! Under your feet is a record of every bounced ball, soccer cleat, high heel, and muddy garden boot you’ve entrusted to it. Reward your hard-working floors with a make-over!

Increased Resale Value
Whether your house is 10 or 110 years old, the value of your home to prospective buyers will be dramatically improved with smooth, professionally refinished hardwood floors.

Yes, it’s true. Some people are looking for the perfect “project home” they can put their own stamp on. But they also expect to get the property for a substantial discount for exactly that reason! Don’t leave money on the bargaining table! You can expect to recoup two to three times the cost of refinishing after the sale.

Update your Design
Regardless of the original color of the floor, once it’s sanded down to raw wood you can choose any wood stain color you like! Your design options are endless.

• Leave red or white oak natural to call attention to the cathedral grain pattern.

• Add a mahogany stain to maple or birch floors for a rustic red-brown.

• Use a coffee-brown stain to increase the depth of a black walnut.
Once you have the perfect color, you have one more crucial decision to make. What finish should you apply?

A high-gloss sealer will reflect light for a glamorous look on sleek, contemporary dark woods or accent a dramatic grain pattern. On the other hand, busy families often prefer a matte finish to camouflage dust and hide smudges longer.
Which one you choose comes down to personal preference. Ask your installer if they have examples of both finishes over your chosen floor stain for in-home comparison. If you have the time, request test-spots of both finishes on a corner of the floor.

Improve Indoor Air Quality
If your original hardwood floors have been languishing under carpeting for the last 25 years, you might be surprised how many extra inhabitants you’ve been sharing your space with! Dust mites are major contributors to allergens in the home. Measuring only a ½ millimeter, there could be thousands hiding in every square inch of carpet or other soft furnishings.

While humans aren’t allergic to the mite itself, they often have adverse reactions to the fecal matter and other components left behind. Replace your dated carpeting with refinished hardwood and reduce the ideal habitat the little beasts require for proliferation.   

Convinced? Get a fresh, new look and refinish the hardwood floors in your Marietta, GA, home by contacting a flooring installer today!


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