Refurbishing Floors in Old Homes

Restoring an old house is a big decision that should not be taken lightly. The payoff to all the dust and hard work is a beautiful house that can become both a showplace and home. Although there are plenty of ways to save money during the refurbishment process, flooring is not one of them.

Stone Floors

The brilliant shine of polished marble floors is unparalleled in its eye-catching glamour. Whether it’s a small entry hall or a larger kitchen or den, restoring marble or terrazzo to its original luster is well worth the money. Find a reputable company that specializes in stone floor refinishing Long Island or the town near you, and let experts help you find that dazzling shine that announces high-end restoration.

Wood Floors

If you’re lucky enough to restore an old house with its original hardwood flooring, then you understand what a workhorse wood floors are. Not only are they durable and timeless in their beauty, but they can be refinished (even after decades of wear) to look new. Imperfections in the grain add character to the planks, and this type of flooring adds value to your home. Some old hardwood floors may not even need to be sanded down and refinished. Try a deep clean first, and you may find out that’s enough.

Tile Floors

Bathrooms of yore often used floor-to-ceiling tile in unusual colors. If you want to keep the original vibe of the bathroom, first determine how much of the tile is salvageable after a good strong scrubbing to remove old dirt and grime. To fix broken or missing tile in a prominent location, simply move intact pieces from a less conspicuous spot like behind the toilet or under the bathtub, for example. A similar tile can be placed in the shadows where it won’t be noticed. Another option is to create a pattern with replacement tile in a complimentary color.

Floors work hard and should be honored for their position under our feet by careful refurbishment. Because of their constant use, it’s worth it to pay for quality refinishing.