Hardwood Floor Refinishing in Albany
If the hardwood floor in your Albany home has seen better days, then why not have it refinished with Carr Custom Builders Inc’s tried and trusted team. By investing in a quality refinishing job from us, you can get the best of both worlds. This means receiving a top-quality finished product that will stand the test of time, without having to invest thousands of dollars in a new floor. What’s more, one of the other main benefits of the high-quality hardwood refinishing service we offer is that it can provide your Albany home with the perfect facelift that can be completed much more quickly than it would take to install a new floor. So, what are you waiting for? Why not contact Carr Custom Builders Inc today, and let us get to work on creating the perfect job for you.
How Often Should I Have My Hardwood Floors Refinished?
The honest answer to this question is that the amount of time will vary significantly from one Albany home to another. However, on average, our Albany customers generally have refinishing work undertaken every ten to fifteen years. However, as with all averages, it is important to remember that this total can vary depending on household traffic, whether you have pets or not and if there are young children in the home. All these factors can increase the wear and tear on your hardwood floors, thereby increasing their susceptibility to depreciation and damage. In general, the average hardwood floor in Albany can be refinished anywhere up to ten times in its life, and usually will take no longer than five days to complete.
Can all Hardwood Floors be Refinished?
While it is true that all hardwood floors can be refinished, the fact of the matter is that attempting to refinish laminate floors with a hardwood finish or engineered hardwood floors with a plywood core is a complete waste of time. If you have a laminate or engineered hardwood floor, then re-sealing or buffing the floors is a far more efficient maintenance option. If you are uncertain whether or not your floors are real hardwood, then you really should consult your home’s residential inspection report. If that is not possible, then try pulling one section of floor register to see if it’s all wood, laminate or engineered wood.
Leave it to the Professionals
While there is an awful lot to be said for the ingenuity and hard-work that goes into being a DIY enthusiast, the simple fact of the matter is that certain jobs are best left to the professionals. Hardwood floor refinishing is definitely one of these jobs. The reality of the situation is that using a 100-pound sander and applying layers of floor staining is a taxing and time-consuming job that needs a trained and knowledgeable touch. What’s more, uneven or hurried brush strokes could leave your precious hardwood floors with ten or fifteen different shades of brown. And that is never a good look.