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Why restoring your existing wood floor is better than replacing it?

Posted on November 16th, 2010 In: Blog, Wood Floor Restorations Blogs

Restoring original pine floorboardsAll wooden floors age over a period of time. As they age these floors lose their luster, becoming dull and insipid looking. If you cover the floor with a carpet you won’t notice it, but if you leave it bare it becomes an eyesore. So what to do when things come to such a pass? Should you replace the entire floor or go for restoring your existing wood floor?

Replacing the existing floor

Sanding Wooden floors are usually made up of wooden planks made out of hardwood. Unfortunately hardwood is very expensive to buy. Then they should be sawn and cut into the required sizes. Fixing the planks involves a lot of carpentry and is time consuming. These two actions notches up the cost further. The old planks can’t be reused as most of them are subject to damage due to ordinary wear and tear. So this option is out unless you’re ready to shell out a lot of cash.

Restoring the existing floor

Restoring a wooden floor doesn’t mean removing the old planks and laying a whole new floor. On the contrary restoration involves only superficial and cosmetic changes that don’t cost the earth. You just clean and sand the floor and finish off with a stainer and or polyurethane or some such finish. And you have a floor as good as new sans the expense of replacing the whole floor.

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