Hard Floors vs. Carpeting

Here at 55 Flooring, hard floors are our specialty.  We don’t just install hard floors because we’re great at it, but because we think it’s the right choice for a lot of people.  Not only is carpeting expensive, but its durability and longevity leaves much to be desired.  Hard floors are not only easier to maintain, but more elegant and more practical than carpeting.

In Your Home

There are a few rooms in your house that basically everyone agrees should have hard floors, these rooms being your kitchen and your bathroom.  Though one may occasionally see a carpeted bathroom, it is rare, and a carpeted kitchen is basically unheard of.  This is most likely due to the fact that these rooms are the most accident prone in your house.  They are the most likely to get dirty and thus you want floors that are durable and easy to clean.  If hard flooring is great for messes, then why not have them in the rest of your home?  Eating dinner in front of the TV can be a very relaxing way to end your day, but you don’t want to worry about getting tomato sauce in your white carpeting.  Hard flooring’s ability to let you quickly wipe up messes rather than having to dab and blot with seltzer as you would with carpeting makes it a great option for any room in your home.

In Your Office

An office can be a very hectic space, which means that messes are going to happen.  Office buildings have a ton of people doing a million things at once, and those people are usually not making sure to wipe their feet before coming in the door.  Wearing shoes outside and then on carpeting can be pretty gross, and for the sheer volume of people who enter and exit office buildings every day, it doesn’t make sense to have hard-to-clean floors.  Additionally, the boots and heels of hundreds of people in an office really begin to wear on the flooring.  Having durable flooring material is key to saving your business money on replacements later.

Regardless of what type of space you’re trying to lay flooring in, keep in mind the benefits of each type.  Carpeting may be comfortable, but does it make sense in the given space?  The numerous benefits of hardwood, laminate, and tile flooring is clear, especially when it’s being laid by the experts.

Why You Should Consider Hardwood Floor Refinishing This Year

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Be honest. Do your hardwood floors look damaged or even worn?  Do you wish they were a different color?  Are you dreaming of the way your floors used to look?  Answering yes to any of these questions means that is most likely time to refinish your floors.

Daily use will take its toll including pets, furniture, heavy traffic and dirt.  Refinishing your hardwood floors can restore life to your dull floors.

Why Should You Refinish Your Hardwood Floors?

On top of fixing any of the questions you answered yes to above, refinishing your hardwood floors can save you money in the long run.

Other Reasons to Refinish This Year Include:

  • Improved Appearance

    Using a professional contractor, like 55 Flooring, will give you the best results for a shiny, new-looking floor. We have years of experience refinishing floors, so let us help you find the best solution to get your floors looking like new.

  • Value

    Hardwood floors add value to a home as a whole since they are appealing to prospective homebuyers.

  • Affordability

    Taking care of your floors now can save you a lot of money in the future. Without proper maintenance you may have to replace your hardwood floors which is much more expensive.

  • Less Maintenance

    If done properly, you will have less maintenance in the long run.  No need to worry about redoing soon after.  Work done by a professional tends to last longer.

  • Quick Fix

    Most professionals can refinish your floors in a day, depending on the amount of work needed and the square footage. One quick day can make a world of difference to the look of your home.

As you can see, there is no time like this year.  You want to keep your floors maintained and in good shape to not only look good, but last a long time.

To give you the best results, it is best to hire a professional. Unless you have the right machinery and plenty of experience, hardwood floor refinishing is not something you should yourself. The process is messy and extremely time-consuming. You need to do it right the first time and do it precisely to get the look you want. Hiring a professional re-finisher will save you a lot of time and money in the long run.

Give 55 Flooring a call today at 717-300-0700 to discuss refinishing your hardwood floors.

Should I Refinish My Hardwood Floors?

Hardwood flooring is a smart investment that will add value to any home. It’s durable, beautiful, and goes well with any style decor. With proper maintenance, hardwood floors will last years and years, but as with anything, wear and tear is bound to happen. The great thing about hardwood floors is that they typically only need to be refinished about every 20 years, and they can withstand being refinished about 8 times before they’ll need to be replaced. Here’s what you should know before refinishing your floors.

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Mistakes in Hardwood Floor Care You Shouldn’t Make

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Nobody can really go wrong with good ol’ wood floors. They’re a timeless “blank slate” that suits nearly any design scheme. However, good looks can come at a great price if you don’t treat your hardwoods with care.

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Caring for Hardwood Flooring After Cleaning


So you’ve properly cleaned your decadent hardwood flooring, but how do you keep it clean and well-preserved over time? It’s inevitable that overtime, your hardwood floors will begin to fade – luckily not as fast as carpet, but still. The one good thing about wooden flooring is that keeping it looking good can be maintained with minimal effort, it’s all just reliant on proper care. Continue reading “Caring for Hardwood Flooring After Cleaning” »