Don’t know when to replace your hardwood flooring? Don’t worry, your floor will tell you. Hardwood flooring adds an element of nature to your home while simultaneously adding a substantial value boost. Unfortunately, hardwood flooring also has a few downsides, for example, it’s organic. Meaning, it can be damaged, especially if your hardwood floor isn’t properly protected. How do you know if it is time to replace your current hardwood floor with something better?
Floor is damaged
The number one reason to replace your hardwood floor is if it becomes damaged. Keep in mind that a small amount of damage is expected over time. Plus, when a floor has added texture, the weaker parts of the wood are removed and the remaining floorboard is much stronger.
When we are referring to damage, we are talking about big dents and scratches that can’t be fixed, the kind that shows off the inner part of the wood plank as well as moisture damage. If you live an area that has a ton of moisture, then your floors can start to buckle or cup. If your floor buckles or cups, there isn’t much you can do to fix it. That is another good reason to go with engineered hardwood flooring. It withstands moisture much better than traditional hardwood flooring, while still looking the same and being 100% wood throughout the entire board.
The floor starts to fade
If your floor isn’t properly sealed, then the color can change when exposed to sunlight for long periods of time. Again, hardwood is an organic material, and sunlight can change its appearance. There isn’t anything much worse than having different colored wood planks. When this happens, it makes it appear that you had half your floor replaced, and couldn’t find the correct color to match. With ADM Flooring®, you don’t have to worry about this issue. The wood is sealed with either oil or UV lacquer that prevents sunlight from changing the color of your hardwood flooring.
Update the look of your home
There might come a time when you decide that you want to change the look of your home. Your wood flooring might be in great condition and still look amazing, but you may want your home to have more of a modern appearance. Let’s face it, some people like to keep things new and fresh. One of the best ways to keep your home looking new and fresh is to replace the hardwood flooring.
Whether you want a new look or even an updated flooring, ADM Flooring® has a variety of hardwood flooring options for you to choose from. Maybe your floor is old and damaged, or maybe you just want something new and exciting. When it comes time for you to install a new hardwood floor, then come browse what ADM Flooring® has to offer.
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