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New floor or re-sanding – what’s the best option for old wood floors?

Has your wood floor seen better days? Or maybe you’ve moved into a new house which has old scratched and faded floors? Whichever is the case, you need to decide whether to have the old floor replaced or simply refurbished.

Before you do anything, you need to get the floor properly checked out by a wood flooring expert such as justwood. It may be that the old floor has already been re-sanded many times. As solid wood floors can only be sanded so many times, this means that your floor may not be re-sanded again and will need to be replaced with a new floor, depending on how much of the wear layer has been previously sanded off.

A wood flooring expert may also be able to tell you about any serious problems or defects with the floor or sub-floor, such as warping, buckling or rotting, which may be expensive to fix. If this is the case, you might want to think about getting a new floor to replace the old one. It may work out more cost-effective than fixing the defects.

Of course, you may simply fancy a change from your old wood floor and want to pick out a new style. If this is the case, it will be worth the expense to get the old floor taken up and a new floor fitted.

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