Perhaps you've been thinking about getting your hardwood floors refinished. It's been awhile and they just look tired and sad. But every time you think about a refinish, you imagine billows of dust floating around and invading every nook and cranny of your house. And once again, you put it on the back burner
I feel your pain! But I can tell you that it doesn't have to be as bad as what you've imagined. Here are a few things to consider . . .
More than a few years ago I bought my first – and only – brand new car. I went to great lengths to avoid scratches and dings. I got a lot of exercise walking from the back forty of the parking lot to go shopping.
You might feel the same way about your new hardwood floor. So here are a few tips that will help:
You may have considered – or are considering – hardwood stairs for your home. If you have hardwood floors on the main level, it might make sense to carry that look up to the 2nd level via hardwood stairs. In most cases, the same stain color would be used to tie the two together.
There are often two considerations that hold many back – cost and safety. So let's look at these issues . . .
The first thing that needs to be mentioned is that hardwood floors are way more expensive than carpet, right? Consider this:
Let's say you live in your home for 20 years. You replace your carpet once or twice during that time and pay to have it cleaned several times. Then you go to sell your house. The carpet adds nothing to the overall appeal of the house to potential buyers. These factors combine to make carpet more expensive than you may have thought. Maybe hardwood isn't more expensive after all! You would probably never consider carpet to be a good investment, But hardwood is exactly that . . .