Hardwood Flooring – Refinish, Repair, or Replace?

While it’s true that hardwood floors can last many years, even the most well-maintained ones will be exposed to wear and tear, water damage, and scratches over time. Most homeowners will choose between repairing, refinishing, or replacing their floors. However, deciding on which step to take can be confusing. This article will guide you through each option to help you determine which is best for your hardwood floors.

When Should You Repair, Replace, Or Refinish Your Floor?

Before you decide on what to do next, there are a few things to consider, including:


  • Cost
  • How much longer you’ll be staying in the house
  • The severity of the damage
  • Your floor’s age

If your floor only has minor scratches, a refinishing job will leave it looking brand new and is a lot more budget-friendly than replacing everything. On the other hand, investing in a new one may be the best option if your floor is decades old and has severe damages beyond repair. We understand that every project is different, so our experts will evaluate your floor’s condition to help you decide which step to take.

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Hardwood Floor Repair

If most of your damage is concentrated in a few key areas, repairing your hardwood floor may be the most practical option. It’s often much cheaper than installing new floors, and you’ll still have the chance to make it look brand new and prolong its lifespan. Our team will replace your floor’s cracked, chipped or rotted floorboards with similar materials to preserve its original style and design.

Hardwood Floor Refinishing

Are your floors still in excellent condition, minus the usual wear and tear? Floor refinishing can be a practical, eco-friendly, and cost-effective way to give them a new look without needing a complete replacement. We’ll first sand your floors to remove any surface scratches, dents, or other damages. After that process is finished, you’ll have the chance to adjust your floor’s color depending on which stain and finish you choose.

Hardwood Floor Replacement

Replacing and installing a new floor is typically more expensive than repairing or refinishing. Still, it might be the only option if your hardwood floor’s damage is too severe. Despite the added cost, investing in a new one can give you multiple benefits, such as increasing your home’s value and completely redesigning your space. Buying new, high-quality hardwood floors will also give you the added security that they will last for a long time without any issues.


Our Flooring Experts Have Everything You Need

Our team of craftsmen at E_M Custom Flooring & Installations offers premium floor refinishing, repairing, and installation services around Long Island. We can inspect your floor’s condition and will give you valuable insight into what to do next. Please reach out and call us at (631) 924-4434 or contact us online if you have any questions or want to schedule a flooring consultation today!

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