Hardwood flooring is becoming more and more popular as people are shying away from carpeted areas and looking for beautiful hard floor options. There is an aesthetic beauty that hardwood brings into your home that can’t be achieved any other way. However, there are times that hardwood flooring needs to be replaced rather than refinished or repaired. Sequoia Flooring is here to talk about when hardwood flooring should be replaced.
Hardwood Floors Too Thin to Be Refinished Again
You can only refinish hardwood flooring so many times and here’s why; during the refinishing process, the floor has to be sanded down to get rid of the current finish as well as get rid of any nicks and scratches caused to the floor. Each time this is done, the wood gets a little thinner, until it is too thin to refinish again. On average, you can refinish wood between three and five times before you need to plan on replacing it rather than refinishing.
Hardwood Floor Warping from Water Damage
Any time you experience water damage to wood, there really isn’t any way to repair it. The warping that comes from water is the worst thing that can happen to hardwood. Water will cause the wood to have gaps, peel up and buckle. You will find that there are likely many areas of your floor that have a feeling of instability after experiencing water damage. If you have experienced any type of water damage in your home and it made its way to your hardwood flooring, you need to plan on replacement rather than a refinish.
Width of Hardwood Flooring Planks
Believe it or not, there are several design choices available to you when you choose to put hardwood flooring in your home. Traditionally speaking, in the past people chose hardwood planks that were 2 ¼ inch wide planks. Now more homeowners are choosing wider planks for their homes. If you have decided that you want to choose wider planks, you will need to take out the old hardwood and replace it with the design that you are after.
Changing Hardwood Floor Wood Type
Just like the design choices that are available to you when you are choosing your hardwood, the wood options are seemingly endless as well. While in the past oak was a common choice, now homeowners are likely to choose bamboo, Brazilian cherry and maple to make their home look more stylish. There are some woods like the ones listed above that are harder than others and prove to offer more durability as well.
Hardwood Floor Installation, Replacement & More in Van Nuys, Burbank, Glendale, San Pedro, Torrance, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills & Greater Los Angeles, California
If you have decided that you are interested in refinishing or replacing your hardwood flooring, you can count on the flooring specialists at Sequoia Flooring to deliver outstanding results. We have extensive knowledge and experience that makes us your leading choice in hardwood flooring services. We offer refinishing, installation, replacement and repair options for all types of hardwood flooring. Call us today for your free consultation.