You have just purchased your first home, pulled the old carpet back, and found a beautiful wood floor underneath. You now need to decide if you want to restore the old floor yourself or get a Professional Wood Floor Restoration Company to do the work.
The big question you need to answer before anything else can happen is “Will the work to the wood floor offer a good return on the investment?”
Or another way to look at it is “Will the wood floor sanding and restoration add value to my home?”
Most buyers are impressed more when viewing homes with a Wooden Floor as it offers excellent potential for improvement without a massive outlay of a new floor.
Hardwood floors are so on-trend right now, especially the beautiful Parquet flooring and it certainly makes it more appealing when selling your home to buyers. I mean wouldn’t you love to find that perfect property with perfect flooring when buying a new home?
You can get so many different wood floor types: Oak, Ash, Walnut, Maple, Beech, Pine and many more. You can also get so many different styles: Herringbone, Chevron, Mosaic and plank design.
However, going back to the question, can a Hardwood floor add value to your home? The simple answer is Yes. Studies show that it adds 2.5% Value to your home. If you are looking for a great way to add value, then always restore your wood floor. What is my floor is far beyond a state where it can be sanded and restored?
Installing a new wood floor is an excellent alternative though it will require a more significant investment.
Ensure you get the best return on your floor restoration project by considering these points:
1- What Reputation does the firm have that will do the work:
Look at their past work and consider how long they have done it. Careful here as some firms have been in the business for many years but have not attended any recent training.
Consider these points.
2- What Training has the floor restorer completed?
Wood Floor sanding technology and products change frequently. Training is critical to ensure products get applied in the right way and by the proper methods.
3- What Guarantee do they offer?
4- How good is the support a firm will offer? Are they there to take your call when you need them. If you struggle to get someone round to provide a quote (and at this point, you have put your hand up and said “hey – I may want to give you some money!”. If you struggle to get then round ask yourself this question: “If I call them with a challenge on my floor after they completed the work and I paid them…. Will they be keen and willing to come back and see me to rectify any issues?”
You have to consider all of that if your floor is restored and finished. You want to do it right the first time. Every time a floor gets sanded, some of the wear layers get removed and this shortens your wood floor’s life.
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For further advice or information on our Carpet and Soft Furnishing Care, please don’t hesitate to contact the Art of Clean team on 01223 863632 in Cambridge. Our services include Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery Cleaning, oriental and area Rug Cleaning, Curtain Cleaning, Patio and Driveway Pressure washing, Leather Cleaning, Stone and Tile Floor Cleaning, and Wood Floor Sanding and Restoration. We also supply new flooring and carpets through our sister company Art of Flooring. Our Dry Cleaning service is provided by Farthings Cambridge.