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Do I Need Hardwood Floor Repair, Hardwood Floor Refinishing, or Hardwood Flooring Installation?

A Comparison Of Services and How to Know Which One Is Right For Your Floors

Studies show that hardwood flooring can increase your Kansas City home’s value by as much as 5%, so if your house already has them, you’ll want to make sure you’re taking good care of them.

Even if you care for your hardwood flooring the right way all the time, there is still a good chance that you’ll need hardwood floor repair or refinishing at some point. In some cases, you may even need to opt to install new hardwoods altogether.

Keep reading to learn which type of service you need in your home and how JRK Flooring in Kansas City can help you.

When Is Hardwood Floor Repair Necessary?

Life happens, and your floors tell the story. Maybe your pets’ nails have left behind scratches, or your husband slid the bed frame across the floor instead of picking it up. Perhaps a leaky window left evidence on your floors.

If your home’s floors have sustained damage over the years, whether it’s from water, scratches, sun warping, or chipping and cracking, then you likely need hardwood floor repair

Hardwood repair addresses imperfects that mar your floor’s surface and bring it back to good condition. The size of repair depends on the extent of the damage. Sometimes your floors need some spot sanding and finish matching, and sometimes you’ll need entire floor boards replaced and new ones seamlessly integrated.

In the greater Kansas City area, JRK Flooring performs hardwood floor repair for small sections of damage or to address damage throughout a room. Refinishing may be required alongside repair. 

When to Get Hardwood Floor Refinishing

Hardwood floor refinishing is the perfect service for when your flooring has lost its luster over the years or is showing signs of wear, like minor scratches or a dulled finish. Refinishing is also ideal when you want to change the color of your floors.

Hardwood floor refinishing involves sanding away imperfections and the old finish, and applying a new stain, top coat, and sealer. The result is good-as-new floors that make your home look great. But refinishing is much more important than that! A new finish effectively seals the wood, safeguarding it from future damage and extending its lifespan.

Refinishing is also a sustainable option because it doesn’t create waste like fully replacing flooring does. However, sometimes a full replacement is necessary. JRK Flooring can tell you whether your floor could benefit from refinishing or if they are too damaged or worn to refinish.

Choosing Floor Installation Instead

If your home doesn’t have hardwoods and you want them, or if yours are too damaged or worn to restore, JRK Flooring recommends starting fresh with hardwood flooring installation. If you opt for new floors, you get to make a few exciting choices, including your wood species and stain color.

When choosing your hardwood flooring, consider the hardness of the wood species you’re considering. In the industry, the hardness of a wood is rated based on the Janka test. The Janka test measures the force required to embed a .444-inch steel ball by half its diameter into the wood. The industry median is represented by red oak. Harder woods include white oak, maple, and Brazilian cherry. The harder the wood, the more resistant it can be to wear and tear.

Installing new floors takes time and skill. Proper installation requires the complete removal of your old floors, down to the subfloor, and ensuring that your subfloor is in good condition as well. JRK Flooring has decades of experience with floor installation, and we can help you achieve the floors you’ve been hoping for.

Deciding the Hardwood Flooring Service You Need

The average Kansas Citian can’t look at the condition of a wood floor and immediately know whether it needs repair, refinishing, or replacing. The experts at JRK Flooring, on the other hand, can quickly examine a floor and determine how we can help you return it to its former glory.

If you’re unsure which of our services is right for you or if you’re ready to get all-new floors, contact our team to schedule a consultation. We’ll provide a free estimate and walk you through our process so you know exactly what to expect.Get started by sending us a message online or by calling (816) 237-9327 during business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


What is hard floor refinishing?

Hard floor refinishing is the process of restoring the surface of a hard floor, such as hardwood, tile, or concrete, to its original condition. This involves sanding, buffing, and applying a new finish to the floor.

Why should I consider hard floor refinishing?

Hard floor refinishing can improve the appearance of your floors, remove scratches and stains, and extend the life of your flooring. It can also increase the value of your home or business.

What types of hard floors can be refinished?

Hardwood, tile, and concrete floors can all be refinished. However, the process and materials used may vary depending on the type of flooring.

How long does hard floor refinishing take?

The length of time it takes to refinish a hard floor depends on the size of the area, the type of flooring, and the extent of the damage. Generally, it can take anywhere from a few days to a week or more.

Can I refinish my hard floors myself?

While it is possible to refinish hard floors yourself, it is recommended to hire a professional. Refinishing floors requires specialized equipment and knowledge, and mistakes can be costly to fix.

How often should I refinish my hard floors?

The frequency of hard floor refinishing depends on the amount of foot traffic and wear and tear on the floors. Generally, it is recommended to refinish hardwood floors every 7-10 years, while tile and concrete floors may only need to be refinished every 15-20 years.