A Look at the Benefits of Replacing Versus Repairing Your Hardwood Floors

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If your home currently has hardwood floors, you’re already familiar with the benefits of hardwood. These floors are elegant, easy to maintain, and last for decades. Unfortunately, hardwood floors don’t last forever; whether it’s a year from now or a decade, you’ll need to replace or at least repair your hardwood floor. Here are just a few of the benefits of replacing versus repairing your hardwood floors:

More Elegant Floors
Experts say that about 95% of wood floors can be effectively repaired. If you merely want a functional floor, a repair job is likely sufficient for your floor. However, flooring professionals can only do so much to the appearance of an existing floor. You shouldn’t expect your old floor to look like new after a simple repair job; the only way to get a floor that looks new is to install a completely new floor.

Change of Pace
Many homeowners grow weary of looking at the same floor year after year. If your current floor is in disrepair, you might take the opportunity to profoundly alter your living space. For example, opting for total replacement allows you to select a floor that is much darker or lighter than your existing one. Merely repairing your hardwood floor would leave your existing floor largely intact, with perhaps only a few boards needing to be replaced.

Enhanced Safety
Before you make a decision, you should have a professional examine the present condition of your floor. If the professional identifies hazards that a floor repair job will merely mask, you should consider completely replacing your floor. Removing rotted or insect-devoured wood and installing fresh new wood is the best choice for preventing an accident down the road.  

Whether you’re planning on replacing or repairing your hardwood floor, Southern Lumber of San Jose has plenty of specialty woods for you to choose from, such as exterior and interior doors, vanities, and moulding. Call us today at (408) 297-9663 or visit our website to get started.  


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