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Over the years, as we have observed contractors working on our home, one thing has become clear: this is not easy work. Whether the contractor is replacing pipes, framing a new room, or installing flooring, they are always working really hard to get the job done. We admire this. Many other professionals could benefit from observing this work ethic. As soon as we realized how hard contractors work, we had to share that fact on the internet. In fact, there are lots of other facts about contractors that we feel are worthy of sharing, which is why we continue to post on this blog.


Signs It's Time To Have Your Hardwood Floors Refinished

Some people have their hardwood floors refinished when they decide they want the floors to be a different color or shade. This is one of the key advantages of hardwood as a flooring material; you can change its color and appearance without replacing the floor itself. However, even if you don't want to change the look of your hardwood floor, it may eventually reach a state at which it needs to be refinished. It's normal for hardwood floors to become worn over time, and when they reach a certain level of wear, refinishing is the easiest way to address that. Here are the key signs your hardwood floors need to be refinished soon. 

There are spots that look dull or lighter than the rest of the floor

When you look over the entire floor, does it all still appear to be the same color? Or are there spots that look dull or lighter than the rest of the floor? If there are dull or light spots, these are likely areas where the finish has been worn off the floor. This usually happens in high-traffic areas first. Walking over the floor removes a tiny amount of finish every time you do it, and eventually, the finish becomes diminished to the point that it's really thin or non-existent. Having the entire floor refinished is the best way to ensure it develops a uniform look again.

You are getting slivers

When you walk across the floor barefoot or in socks, do you ever end up with a splinter in your foot? You may also just feel rough patches that you're afraid will scruff or hurt your feet if you don't address them. This is a sign that your floor needs to be refinished. The flooring team will likely sand down the entire floor before applying a new finish, which will smooth out those rough spots.

There are lots of scratches

If there are just a few scratches in the finish of your hardwood floor, then a flooring contractor can likely just repair those areas and fill the scratches. On the other hand, if there are many scratches all over the floor, then you are often better off having the whole floor refinished. It will take less time than having each scratch addressed separately, and the results will be more even.

Keep an eye on your hardwood floor. Contact a local flooring service to learn more about hardwood floor refinishing.