Refinishing vs. Replacing: What Hardwood Floor Solution Is Best?

Elegant Floor Service refinishes, repairs, restores and installs hardwood floors in the MD, VA & DC areas.

Has your hardwood floor lost its original shine? Does your floor squeak in certain spots? If so, it may be time to refinish or replace your hardwood flooring. At Elegant Floor Service, we provide a variety of services to meet your needs. From wood floor installation, refinishing, repair, restoration, and maintenance, we have just the right tools and experience to leave your floors looking brand new—even if they aren’t!

Contact us today to learn more about our flooring services.


Things to Consider

So, how do you know if your hardwood floors need refinishing or if they need to be replaced? That’s where we come in. Take a look at some things to consider when choosing whether to replace or refinish your hardwood floors:


How much are you willing to spend on your project? Taking the time to make a budget may be the only step you need when deciding whether or not to replace or refinish your hardwood, as refinishing tends to be a less expensive alternative to completely replacing your floor.

Project goals

What is the purpose of your project? Do you simply wish to bring back the original shine of your hardwood floors, or do you want to change the style, direction, or consistency of the wood? Understanding the goal of your project is a huge help when deciding whether or not you will completely replace or refinish your hardwood floors.


How much time can you devote to your project? Refinishing your existing hardwood floors may take up to four or five days—without being touched by people or pets—whereas replacing your floors is a faster process.

Quality of wood

Are your hardwood floors warped, damaged, or split due to large amounts of traffic? If so you may need to replace your entire floor, since refinishing will only brighten any damage to the flooring.


How old are your floors? If your hardwood is decades old or has been refinished multiple times, it may be time for a total replacement. Check if any surface wood has been exposed due to age or previous work. If so, it may time for a total replacement.

Refinish vs. Replace—What Is the Difference?

When you refinish your hardwood floors with Elegant Floor Service, we make your house look brand new—so new your guests may think you’ve installed new wood! Refinishing your floors will not only save you money over replacing your floors, but it will:

  • Give your floors and home a makeover
  • Eliminate scratches, scuffs, and other marks
  • Protect your floors from future damage
  • Bring back shine
  • And more!

Have some room in your budget and want to upgrade your hardwood floors? Than make sure to talk to one of our industry experts about hardwood floor installation from Elegant Floor Service. We offer a variety of wood—all designed to make your home look good as new. We offer:

  • Pre-finished & unfinished wood
  • Oak, Birch, Cherry, Maple, Bamboo, Ebony, Gingerwood, and more!
  • Solid and engineered wood flooring
  • And more!

Call us at (800) 417-3172 or contact us today for your free estimate!

Why Choose Elegant Floor Service?

With 27 years of industry experience, we have established a well-earned reputation for quality and value. Our sales team works closely with each and every customer to help select the right hardwood style and color that best suits your needs. At Elegant Floor Service we also provide:

Trained, uniformed floor mechanics held directly accountable to our company

  • Free estimates
  • Industry expertise
  • 27 years of experience in the flooring industry

Be sure to check out our special offers to save money on your next flooring project, and contact us to learn more!

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Elegant Floor Services
2322 Montgomery St.
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Phone: (301)-608-0818 Fax: (301) 608-9014

Proudly Serving: Washington, DC, Maryland (MD), Virginia (VA)