Hardwood flooring is an elegant addition to any home. It complements your home’s interior, is low maintenance, and is highly durable to boot. But, as with all things in your home, it will eventually wear out. When that happens, you might consider replacing it to maintain or improve your home’s aesthetic.
Here are some of the key signs that should inform you it’s time to replace your hardwood flooring:
- Repeated refinishing. The great thing about hardwood flooring is that you can refresh it by simply sanding it down, re-staining it, and then resealing it. This ensures that you don’t have to replace it as soon as you notice signs of aging. However, too much sanding can thin the flooring, making it creaky and weak. When this becomes the case, you should replace it ASAP.
- Serious water damage. Fortunately, this one is pretty rare in well-sealed hardwood flooring. Nevertheless, acts of nature such as flooding (or plumbing failure) can cause extensive damage to your hardwood. It may cause your wood to warp so much that a refinish will not work. And in some cases, flooding can also induce mold and rotting, compromising the structural soundness of your flooring.
- Constant creaking. Typically, you should expect minor creaking from your hardwood flooring. However, sometimes it can get too distracting and become a nuisance. When you notice your floor constantly whining and wiggling as you walk on it, you might be due for a replacement.
Additionally, you should also change your hardwood flooring when you feel the need for a fresh look. Whatever the case, we’ll always have your back. At Neighbors Home Remodeling, our expert team has offered quality home remodeling services for over 17 years. Give us a call today for all your remodeling needs.