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Should You Refinish Your Hardwood Floors?

Posted by on July 28, 2015

Your floors are one of the biggest investments you will make in your home. The most cost effective way to protect them from many of the hazards and wear they are subject to is refinishing. If you have hardwood flooring and have had it for several years, examine it, and ask yourself if it is in an acceptable condition. Signs of wear and loss of shine indicate that the finish is growing thin and that your floor could benefit greatly from refinishing.

Sanding a floor

Hardwood refinishing is an involved process.

Why Choose to Refinish

One of the biggest reasons people purchase hardwood flooring for their home or business is its aesthetic appeal and longevity. Refinishing services can significantly extend the lifespan of hardwood flooring and allow you to get the full value for your purchase.

When to Refinish

Although the refinishing process is not as extensive as a new floor installation, refinishing your floors will still require furniture to be moved and the floor cannot be walked on for several days. Because this is not a one-day process, it is a good idea to choose a time which will inconvenience you as little as possible.

While You are Away: Because refinishing will require you to vacate your home for several days while the finish dries, scheduling a refinishing while you will be out of your home anyway will optimize your convenience.

Right Before Move-in: This is the most convenient time to purchase refinishing services. Not only have you yet to move in, but the house will be clear of furniture which would need to be moved, saving you time and money.

When Preparing to Sell: A freshly refinished hardwood floor can add quite a gravitas to a home when it goes on the market. A new floor finish gives the home a new and well-kept appearance. Similarly, if your floors are run down, it will affect potential buyer’s opinion of your entire home negatively. A buyer will see it as an additional cost and may assume you have not kept your house in other ways, reducing what they are willing to pay for the home significantly.

A freshly refinished floor can add value and aesthetic appeal to any space. Give your home new outlooks on life with a floor refinish.

John K Eareckson & Co.

If you have any more questions about hardwood refinishing or are interested in hardwood installation, repairs, or refinishing services, do not hesitate to contact John K Eareckson & Co.

At John K. Eareckson & Co., we pride ourselves on providing the best quality and craftsmanship in the Baltimore-Washington area, from custom hardwood installation and repairs to refinishing. So if you’re in the market for new hardwood flooring, pick up the phone and give us a call today! If you have any questions about New Hardwood Floors, please contact John K. Eareckson & Co. by calling 410-788-4200 or visit today for a free quote regarding any of your hardwood flooring needs. You can also follow us on FacebookGoogle+, and Twitter!

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