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Things to Consider When Resurfacing Your Floors

 

If you live in an older home, you have probably considered performing certain types of upgrades in order to make your house withstand the test of time.  If there is wood or tile flooring within your home, then you have probably considered redoing your floors at one point or another.

Here is a quick overview of some of the things you should keep in mind when resurfacing your floors.

Know the Room, Protect the Floor

resurfacing garage floor

When resurfacing garage floor, as an example, you will want to take into consideration what will be going on in it.  If you simply use your garage for parking your cars, then regular old concrete will do just fine.  If, however, you are using your garage as an extra room, you will want to find a flooring system that works for its purpose.

With any sort of hard flooring, it is a good idea to use some sort of floor guard to protect it.  Whether you are using linoleum or hardwood, guarding the floor from damage should be a top priority.

Hardwood Versus Carpeting

There are pros and cons of going with hardwood instead of carpeting.  First of all, you won’t have to worry nearly as much about stains, as spilled liquids can be mopped up with ease.  However, you will also need to oil the floor regularly, which is a little bit of extra maintenance that you do not have to do with carpeting.

Consider Professional Installation

If you want to resurface your floors, you should definitely consider professional installation.  Making a small mistake on something like hardwood can end up ruining the finish of the floor, and so unless you are fully confident in your abilities, you ought to trust a professional to handle flooring installation for you.