In 2016, the hardwood flooring industry was worth $3.64 billion, and it continues to grow. There’s a good reason for this – wood flooring is and will continue to be, the most popular flooring option for homeowners.
If you already have a hardwood floor, you already know all the benefits it offers. It’s a timeless flooring option, offers a wide array of styles and looks, and provides you with an easy to clean surface.
However, just like anything else in your home, a wood floor isn’t going to last forever. At some point, you are going to need to refinish your hardwood floors.
When this time arrives, do you do this yourself, or hire the pros?
Keep reading to find out why leaving this work to the pros is such a good idea.
How to Know It’s Time to Refinish Your Hardwood Floors
Before diving into why you need to hire the professionals for this job, you need to know when refinishing is necessary.
The finish on your wood flooring serves a very important purpose. It protects the vulnerable hardwood floor that’s under it, helping it remain attractive year after year. When the finish begins wearing down, your floor may start to show signs of damage.
Some of the signs damage has begun include if the boards are curling, sagging or warped at the edges. Also, the wood may begin to split, and dirt and water damage may result in discolorations.
If this starts to happen, refinishing them is going to be the best option. This process removes the damaged parts, creating a healthier and more attractive surface. Refinished floors can look like new since its a new surface.
The Refinishing Process Require a Lot of Equipment and Tools
You may think you can save money by refinishing the floors on your own. This is the case until you begin to look into the equipment and tools needed. Some of the items include stain, polyurethane, a power sander, and other items.
All these things can add up quickly.
You also have to have a way to keep all the dust under control. It can become a health hazard if there is too much dust in the air. Professional floor finishers will have very fine air filters to keep the dust to a minimum.
When you hire the professionals, they will arrive at your home with all the tools and equipment needed to handle the job. Even if you did make the investment to purchase the needed tools, there’s a good chance you wouldn’t know how to properly or safely use them.
Years of Experience
Another benefit offered by hiring the professionals to handle wood floor refinishing is that they come with years of hands-on experience. A part of this experience is that they will know that all hardwood flooring options are different.
As such, the pros will know what your flooring needs to look its best.
While you may be able to watch an online tutorial to give you an idea of what to do, this doesn’t compare to the experience that the professionals have. What’s even better is that the pros will know how to handle the work without causing any other damage.
After all, if you were to try and do this on your own, you may wind up spending more in the future if you have to hire someone else to fix a mistake you made.
Handle the Job in a Timely Manner
It doesn’t matter if you need the wood floor in one room refinished, or in your entire house, it’s a big job. If you tried to do this on your own, it could take you days, weeks or longer.
Not only does this add quite a bit of work for you, but also you won’t be able to use the rooms while they are being refinished. Do you really want to spend weeks without going into your living room, or another part of your home?
A professional is going to be able to handle the work in a timely manner. In fact, they will come with an entire crew to finish the job within a few days, or less.
Provide a Warranty or Guarantee for the Work Done
When it comes to your hardwood flooring, you need to ensure it is properly cared for. There’s no question that you may make mistakes that could cost you in the future.
However, what if this happens with the professionals?
In most cases (and if you have found a reputable service provider), they will offer a guarantee or a warranty for the work that is done. This means that if some type of problem occurs in the future, the service provider will return to fix it, regardless of what the problem may be.
This type of peace of mind is something that’s not offered with a DIY refinishing process.
Contact the Professionals for Wood Refinishing Services
If you have made the decision that it is time for you to refinish your hardwood floors, then take the time to find the right professionals for the job. Ask for recommendations and do some research to ensure the right company or person is found. The National Wood Flooring Association is a great source for finding certified wood flooring finishers.
If you are ready to schedule a consultation, contact us today. We can inspect your current flooring and let you what will be required to refinish it. We are your wood flooring partners.