Hardwood floors, when properly installed and maintained, will last a lifetime. However, your style and taste may change with the season. If you’re the type of person who loves to give your home a makeover now and then or try to keep up with the home design trends, then choosing a style of hardwood floor that will last forever may seem a little scary. We’ve got good news: hardwood floors may last a lifetime, but the color of your floors can change.

Changing the color of your hardwood floors

You can change the color of your hardwood floors by sanding and refinishing the existing floors.

From light wood to dark wood

If you jumped on the dark mocha hardwood floor trend and are now wishing that you had chosen a lighter color – or vice versa – a hardwood flooring craftsman can help you change up the color of your floors. Of course, your color choices may be a little limited depending on the type of wood that you chose for your original floors, but you will always have options for changing up the color to match the renovation of your home.

Refinishing services in Colorado

If you are making a drastic change, especially from dark to light, then you’ll need to refinish your floors to remove the stain and apply the new color. Hopefully, you chose solid hardwood floors, as they can be sanded and refinished more times in a lifetime than engineered wood. However, each type of hardwood has a limit to how many times you can refinish, so be sure that you mean it when changing the color.

You may be tempted to skip the refinishing step if you are going from a light stain to a dark stain. However, any stain, even if it’s much darker than your original stain, will mix with the stain below and change the color. If you want to be sure you are getting exactly the color you want, you want to get a professional to refinish and then apply the new stain evenly. It’s a lot harder than it sounds.

Existing floor sand, stain, and refinishing services in Colorado

We can sand and refinish most prefinished and site-finished floors. We use dust containment systems to help keep the work area clean. We feature all the leading floor finishes, including leading products from Arboritec, Pallman, and Bona, as well as other leading brands. In most cases, we need to see your home to give the most accurate estimate.

Call for your free design consultation today!