In almost every case, it’s going to be preferable for you to have a wood floor refinishing service, rather than to replace the floor.

Here’s why: Hardwood floors are incredibly durable and long-lasting. Wood floor refinishing can be done many times, and will bring the floor back to its original luster and shine. The color can even be changed. If your floor has some areas with dents, warps or even termite infestation, usually all that needs to be done is replace those planks.

In today’s rush-rush world, people will sometimes see a worn-looking floor (or worn anything), and automatically think it’s no longer viable. Rather than repair it, they just replace it and, in the case of a hardwood floor, they probably only needed a wood floor refinishing service.

Delair’s Carpet Barn will give you some tips to help you decide whether or not to replace, or just to refinish.

First, you’ll pay more for a new floor. Remember, you don’t just pay for the product, but also the installation and hauling away of the old. A floor refinishing service is a lot less pricey than a replacement, especially if you don’t even need sanding!

Here’s a simple test you can do yourself. Spill a little water on the floor. If it sinks in very slowly, or not at all, you can probably wait a few more months before you do anything. If it sinks in faster, it probably means the finish is worn and, since the damage is most likely on the surface, you’ll probably only need a simple refinishing. If there are gouges dents, dings and warping, you’ll need a more thorough refinishing.

What are the exceptions? If there’s structural damage, or if you want to change the wood species entirely. The best thing to do is to give us a call, and our experts will advise you on the best way of proceeding. Delair’s Carpet Barn has a showroom in East Montpelier, VT.

No doubt about it, wood floors add elegance, style and value to any home. They’re also versatile, fitting into any home’s atmosphere, from the most urban chic, to traditional, what with all the species and colors. So don’t deprive yourself of this beauty just because you might be worried that you’ll have to replace the floors and go through another expense!