Knowing when to install new hardwood floors in your home is usually clear. You either want it changed for appearance or functionality purposes or you might simply want to try a new type of flooring. Either way, knowing when it’s time to take the steps to install new flooring can end up saving you thousands of dollars in unnecessary flooring repairs.
Why Should You Install New Hardwood Floors in Your Home?
#1 – If replacement costs are less than the cost to repair.
Depending on the materials used and the cause for the repair, it may be less costly to replace your floors than to repair them. You might want to repair your floors to keep your costs down, but replacing them is sometimes cheaper than making repairs every few months.
You can request a quote from Supreme Hardwood Floors to get a realistic idea of how much it would cost to repair or replace your floors. Be sure to contact our flooring experts to get the information you need to make an informed decision.
#2 – If your flooring is faded or damaged.
Some signs that your hardwood floors need to be repaired include peeling, cracking, fading, and discoloration. Fading or damaged floors can make your home feel dull and old. There are options to spruce its appearance back to its original state, such as sanding and refinishing, but if the damage is too far gone, these might not be an option for you.
#3 – If scratches and dents are present.
If your wood flooring is deeply damaged with dents and deep scratches, it will need to be replaced if the surface is too thin to be sanded. If dents are too deep in the wood, they may not be able to be properly filled in the sanding process. A consultation with a member of our team will let you know if your floor needs to be sanded or replaced.
#4 – Too many refinishes.
Hardwood floors are known for their durability, but after multiple refinishes, there will not be enough material left for the floor to be sanded and refinished again. Generally, solid hardwood floors can be sanded and refinished six to ten times. After that, they should be replaced.
#5 – If softwood is currently installed.
Older houses mainly contain softwood instead of hardwood floors. While these are beautiful, they are not as durable as solid hardwood. They scratch easily and have to be refinished every few years.
#6 – You want a new look.
This might be the biggest reason for many homeowners to replace their flooring. If a new appearance is what you want, you are not alone. New floors can change the entire feel of your home turn an aged, dull room into a modern gem.
Installing new floors can turn into a full home renovation, but if you will be left with floors that will make your home look and feel like new, it will be worth it.
Check out our gallery to see the wide variety of colors, textures, and flooring options you can choose from!
Visit our showroom and choose from our large selection of hardwood floors. If you are interested in our products and prices, we will be happy to give you a consultation. Call us today at (512) 288-5545.