Remodeling flooring, refinishing or reinstalling wooden floors can give your home a modern, cozy feel and add to your home’s value.
Reasons to Renovate Your Floors
Floor renovations may take place for any reason.
- Fire damage: When restoring fire damage, floors are often affected by the flames or smoke. The reinstallation of floors after a fire keeps you safe and helps you “get back to normal” faster.
- Water Damage: Restoration after water damage can also be a reason for remodeling your floor. This way, you can help prevent mold, rot, and loose or bubbling flooring from becoming an issue.
- Improve Design: Often, floor renovation takes place during restoration. However, many people reinstall their floors to add more value and beauty to their home.
Different Ways to Remodel A Wood Floor
- Removal and Installation: Completely removing old flooring and reinstalling a new wooden material is useful when your floor has been destroyed and is beyond repair. Also, demolishing and replacing your flooring can be helpful when you simply want to switch out the type or design of wood.
- Refinishing: Refinishing is another option when it comes to remodeling your floors. This option is often cheaper, but requires a lot of effort. To do so, you must sand down the floor to your preference then restain and polish the surface.
- Prefinished wood floors have stain and finish that are applied at the factory. This means the floors can be immediately installed then the job is done.
- Unfinished hardwood floors come to your home unsanded and without stain and finish applied to them. They take longer to install, but can be custom colored to match other areas of the home.
- Laminate hardwood floors are another option when installing flooring. This type of wood flooring is synthetic and it is harder to dent or scratch it than other types of wooden floors.
- Solid hardwood floors are more expensive than laminate wood floors, but it can last for a very long period of time and can be easily refinished.
If you already have vinyl floors, then be sure to test for asbestos before you disturb the floor. Breathing in these particles can cause serious harm to your lungs and overall health.