Your hardwood floors are an important part of your home, and protecting them will lead to long term savings over the cost to replace

Here are a few signs it’s time to replace once everyday life has taken its toll

We all know the feeling of urgency when the dog knocks over the water bowl, or your little one spills a drink. Quick! Wipe up the water – we don’t want the hardwoods to get damaged! Moisture is a big problem when it comes to your hardwoods, and the best course of action is to dry the area as quickly as possible.

While hardwood floors that are warped from leaving water too long may need to be replaced, minor damage like dark stains can typically be refinished. It’s nearly impossible to avoid scratches and dents on hardwood floors. Sometimes scratches are only in the stain, but if they get into the wood itself, it is a good idea to refinish.

Deep scratches leave your floors vulnerable to water damage as the stain works as a sealant. Being proactive about repairs and refinishing will save thousands over replacing neglected hardwoods.

If you notice discoloration of your floors it may be time to refinish. Gray discoloration is a sign of water damage, and those spots will eventually turn black and be beyond repair. Sun damage near oversized windows can cause significant fading to your floors and is another sign it’s time to refinish your hardwoods.

Whether you are protecting your hardwood floors from serious damage, updating the look of your home, or trying to sell, hardwoods are one of the most important areas of your home to maintain. If you believe it is time to refinish your floors, give us a call to schedule your free in-home quote!