When should you refinish hardwood floors?

Published On: Jul 29 2013 04:24:13 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 15 2013 10:14:38 AM EDT

By Lucy Stone, Networx

If your hardwood floor is warped, stained, or squeaky, or has large gaps between the floor boards, then your floor is due for a re-finish.

Make sure your hardwood floor is at least an inch thick before sanding, otherwise you could end up sanding the sub floor. If your floor is too thin then consult a flooring pro to discuss your options.

Unsure whether you should go for the re-finish? Try this test: Pour a few drops of water on the floor. If the floor soaks up the water upon contact, it's a sure sign that the wood fibers are exposed and your floor needs a re-finish.

Source: http://www.networx.com/blog/when-to-re-finish-a-hardwood-floor