Home Land Flooring Advice and Tips

Hardwood Flooring Getting Older? When You Should Get It Repaired

If you have hardwood flooring in your home and it is getting older, you need to keep a close eye on it. Due to age, your flooring may start having problems. If so, you need to get the hardwood flooring repaired quickly before it gets worse. If this happens you may have to get new flooring installed in your home. 

The Way It Looks

One of the main signs of a hardwood floor that needs repairs is the way it looks. If you have not done any kind of maintenance or cleaning, your hardwood flooring will look much worse faster than it normally would. 

One way to take care of this problem is by refinishing the flooring and putting a sealant on it. You should hire a professional to do this for you. They use a sander on the floor, and this sander will remove scratches, dents, etc. that may be on the floor. After the sanding, a sealant is put on the flooring. Once it dries, your flooring will look brand new again. 

Makes Noises

When you walk on hardwood flooring, you should not hear any sounds. If your hardwood flooring is making sounds, such as creaking or squeaking when you walk across it, this is a sign the flooring needs to be repaired. These sounds generally come from loose floorboards. Inspect the floor to see if you see any gaps between the floorboards. They make noise because when you walk across them the planks rub together. 

To take care of this problem, you can hire a professional to refasten the floorboards for you. They do this by removing the current old fasteners and replacing them with new ones. They do have to remove the wood during this process, so this is something that should be done by a professional. If your floors are older, newer fasteners are used that may not be on your flooring. In the past, nails were used to fasten hardwood planks by hammering them in. Today, the nails are mechanically put in place to make them more secure. 

If you are not sure how to properly care for your hardwood flooring, ask the professional that repaired your floor to give you some tips. For example, you should sweep the floors daily using a soft broom and damp mop the flooring when it is needed. This will help your hardwood flooring last much longer for you. 

Contact a professional to learn more about hardwood flooring repair