Understanding Flooring Options

Top Benefits Of Resurfacing Wood Flooring

by Vincent Hoffman

Hardwood floors are a very desirable feature in a home. They are beautiful, classic, and long lasting. However, as hardwood flooring ages, it can develop marring, scratches, and wear that can take away from its beauty. Luckily, older hardwood flooring that has some wear and tear does not need to be ripped out and replaced. Instead, you can opt to have your flooring resurfaced. Resurfacing a wood floor is less invasive that completely refinishing it, but if your wood floor is in relatively good shape with just cosmetic blemishes, resurfacing can provide excellent results. Some of the top benefits of resurfacing hardwood floors include:

Floor Looks Good as New

When a wood floor becomes scratched or develops wear in the finish, it can begin to look old and the cosmetic blemishes distract from its beauty. Resurfacing wood floors involves lightly sanding the surface of the wood to remove imperfections and then applying a quality polyurethane seal on top of the wood to protect it. The results of resurfacing a wood floor can make it look as good as the day that it was installed. 

Increase Your Home's Value

Having wood flooring in your home is always a great feature, but there is a difference between wood flooring that is in excellent condition and wood flooring that looks brand new. If you're looking for an easy way to beautify your home while also adding value, wood floor surfacing is a great choice. When you have wood floors that are in excellent condition the value of your home will increase, and you will likely recoup most if not all of the money spent to resurface your wood flooring when you sell your home.

Save Money

When it comes to flooring materials, solid hardwood is one of the most expensive. Thus, it can be very expensive to tear out old wood flooring to replace it with new wood flooring. Completely refinishing solid hardwood floors is less expensive than replacing the wood, but it is not cheap either. If you are looking for the most economical way to upgrade the wood flooring in your home, resurfacing is your best bet. Resurfacing wood flooring is not nearly as time intensive as completely refinishing the wood, so the price charged for this service is much lower. If your wood flooring only has cosmetic blemishes, it doesn't make sense to pay more for refinishing when resurfacing can provide the same results.