The first thing that homeowners consider when choosing hardwood flooring is the amazing life span. Step into any historic building, and you’re likely to see wood floors that are one hundred to two hundred years old, with some even older than that. When installed properly and maintained carefully, these floors will likely be the last you install in your home.
One of the things that adds to the lifespan of wood flooring is the fact that it can be refinished several times during its life. After a few decades of everyday wear and tear, most homeowners are considering a floor replacement. With these floors, you’ll just be getting ready for your first refinishing.
When you have your floors refinished, it brings them back to a like-new finish all over again, but there’s more. At that time, you can choose to change your stain color or the finish. Sometimes, stain color changes are necessary when décor is remodeled. Finishes can go a long way in hiding signs of everyday wear and tear. So if you had a glossy finish to start with, and find that it scarred easily, you can switch up to a vintage or distressed finish to mask much of that over the next few decades. Be sure to speak with your flooring specialist about which one is perfect for you.