There are many benefits to refinishing your wooden floors. Refinishing is easier to do than replacing the flooring, requires less time and is less expensive. Not only will it increase the value of your home, but if you plan to sell it at some point, beautiful refinished flooring is attractive to potential buyers and will allow you to establish a higher price for your home. Also, the cost of refinishing hardwood can be done for far less than the cost of replacing wood floors.
The sooner you deal with the refinishing project, the better. Here’s why:
- You can make an old, gritty floor look beautiful and almost new again;
- You can reduce maintenance/replacement costs;
- You can improve the aesthetic quality of the room, making it more livable and increasing the value of the property;
- You can reduce the likelihood that the wood might splinter (and slice open someone’s bare foot!) or break down and become a harbor for pests like termites.
Refinishing your hardwood floors is a worthwhile investment for a multitude of reasons, but one of the most prevalent is the fact that you’re adding to your home’s total value. According to the National Association of Realtors, almost 54% of home buyers are willing to pay more for a home with finished hardwood floors. In addition, you’ll likely increase the chances that your home will sell quickly on the market.
Of course, the best way to refinish hardwood floors is utilizing a professional wood finishing company. This is one project that you won’t want to DIY. But no matter which finish you select, know that these benefits will always be the result.