Highlands Ranch Hardwood Floor Company
When you install new floors in your home, odds are you will have to remove the old floors. This can also require a lot of work and produce a substantial amount of garbage and debris. You can leave this work to professionals, who will usually haul away the old flooring for you. This can save you the time and effort of doing it yourself.
If there are any issues during installation, a hardwood floor company can help troubleshoot. For example, you may tear up your old flooring and find issues with your foundation. A professional can quickly identify issues that may end up costing you more money down the road. For example, a crack or leak in your foundation could cause water damage to your beautiful new floors. A trained professional can spot that problem before installing your floors to prevent future headaches.
Due to the longevity of this flooring option, you may not find yourself having to make repairs or replacements so long as you are the owner of the home where the floor is at. However, sometimes things happen that result in damage and you may need to replace a section of the floor. For example, maybe you are getting a new refrigerator and the servicemen accidentally lose their grip resulting in the large piece of furniture plummeting into your beautiful wood. While some minor splinters may not seem like such a big deal, failure to repair them right away could result in further damage. Additionally, damaged wood is not nearly as beautiful as wood that has been properly maintained and cared for. Remember that you can always enlist the help of professionals to assist you in making any necessary repairs.
As if color and durability are not enough, there are even more ways you can diversify the look of your hardwood flooring. Wood floors are installed in panels. You can use skinny panels for a more classic look, or wide panels for a look of luxury. Also consider that you can use varying lengths of panels.
Hardwood flooring is low maintenance when it comes to both effort and equipment. For example, consider the cost of a broom and mop versus the cost of a vacuum. Aside from the hardware, most wood floors ask only to be swept regularly, removing harmful particles and dust that not only take away from the look of the floor but that can also contribute to scratches.
Because of the texture, hardwood floors tend to be more resistant to spills and stains, and they rarely need to be totally replaced. Colored liquids that fall on wood floors can simply be mopped up quickly to avoid any damage to the wood. Other floor coverings are easily stained in this situation.
Wood floors are susceptible to damage, however. If they are not properly maintained, they can quickly go from a thing of beauty to an eyesore. Owners should take care to place protective coverings on the bottom of any furniture on the wood and regularly sweep the floors. If the flooring does sustain scratches, deep stains or dents, a homeowner should consider refinishing the floors. This can be done on your own, but it may be better to hire a professional who knows what they are doing.
Hardwood Floor Refinishing
Once you have decided to refinish your floors, there are a few methods you can choose from. Depending on the type of floor you have, one option may be more appropriate than another. A flooring specialist can help make a recommendation as to which method will be best for your hardwood floor refinishing.
Traditional refinishing is more labor-intensive than other options but can help your floors look like new. The first step is to sand the floors to remove any surface coatings. Using a drum sander can help get rid of deep scratches and stains that currently mar the look of the wood. Sanding can also help level uneven areas where the wood has warped or chipped. If done correctly, sanding can help restore the wood’s grain, which is one of the main features that makes the floors so beautiful.
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