Is it best to restore an old floor or replace it?
As with a lot of things, the answer to this question will depend on a number of factors, not least the current state of the wood flooring and your individual circumstances. The decision needs to be made taking into account a range of criteria.
For example, if you have recently moved to an older property, you might be unsure about the old wood floors and whether they can be restored. Or, you could have been hiding your hardwood floor underneath carpets or other floor coverings and want to change the look of the room.
In each of these situations where you want to make the right call, you will have to consider the budget and how much money can be devoted to a renovation project, most wooden floors can be renovated the only time they need to be changed is if they have been sanded and sealed to many times and another resand would risk going down to the tongue & groove.
Has the floor been subjected to an above-average amount of traffic? Has it been well-maintained over the years? What type of wood has been used to create the floor?
There are lots of things to think about, in addition to the condition of the floor finish and deliberating whether to opt for a new wood flooring solution or not. If you are in any doubt you can always choose to speak to the hardwood flooring specialists such as Justwood as they can advise on what will be best for your situation.
- 6th Feb 2012