Don't Replace Your Floors, Restore them!
It’s a pity to replace perfectly good floors, just because they’re slightly worn looking. With DeSitter Flooring’s restoration services, even floors that seem damaged beyond the point of repair have a chance at a new life. We can restore carpet, tile, hardwood and more, even after natural disasters and other serious damages occur. Call us to buff out the worst of the problem areas, or better yet, have us in when the imperfections are small and keep them from spreading.
Why is Restoring Better than Replacing?
Replacing the flooring in your home is the right choice in many situations, but if a well-loved floor is simply looking worn, restoration is a better option. The obvious reason for this is the cost involved, but other reasons may surprise you.
- Money Matters - Cost of restorations and replacements are difficult to directly compare, because they depend heavily on the types of materials used. Restoration, however, is almost always cheaper in the long run. Don’t let the “low cost” of replacing worn hardwood with laminate deceive you. Hardwood will last longer, and add resale value to your home that laminate won’t, making it a deceptively expensive decision.
- Think Green - Reduce, reuse, recycle and restore. We may have added to the slogan, but we promise that it fits. Restoring flooring instead of replacing it saves valuable resources and places less strain on the environment. Hardwood, for example, not only requires trees to be cut down, but also uses water and fossil fuels in processing and transportation. Restoration requires far fewer resources.
- Tick Tock - Time! Your time is very important, and you don’t want to waste any more of it with tedious tasks than you have to. Like the financial cost, time spent on restorations and replacements can vary from flooring type to flooring type, but restoration almost always comes out ahead. It can also function as a time investment when you consider how many cheap floor replacements equal one restoration. Re-grouted tile will last much longer than freshly laid laminate before needing repairs.
Carpet, Runner and Rug Restoration
From antique rugs that have been in your family for generations, to saxony that was improperly installed by a less reputable flooring dealer just last month, DeSitter Flooring can handle any restoration service that you need. We can repair damaged area rugs by hand, to bring back the original look that you fell in love with. Oriental or persian, antique or contemporary, ripped or worn, bring it to DeSitter Flooring. Wall to wall carpeting and runners get the same level of care and attention. Bubbles and bumps can be taken care of with our perfected stretching and retucking techniques, giving you back the soft, smooth look that your carpets had when you first moved in. We’ll eliminate the hazardous ripples in stair runners that can cause people to trip, and fix the worn patches that can lead to slipping.
Tile, Stone and Grout Restoration
Ceramic and porcelain tiles can stand up to a ton of abuse. When they need a little care and maintenance, it’s often far easier than it would be to take care of many other flooring types. Refreshing the grout between the tiles is often more than enough to make the entire floor look brand new again, and replacing a few chipped or broken tiles will always be easier than replacing the entire floor. DeSitter Flooring can handle this task quickly, easily and affordably, giving you time to sit back, relax, and enjoy tile floors that look like they were just installed. Natural stone floors are a case where restoration will always be a better investment than replacement. A little sealing and refinishing, and your marble, travertine or granite will stay beautiful for years to come. All sorts of things can damage natural stone floors, especially acidic substances and excessive wear, but only DeSitter Flooring can restore them to their original beauty.
Hardwood Repair, Resurfacing and Refinishing
Dings, scratches and small dents in your hardwood flooring are no reason to have it replaced. Depending on the level of damage, it’s possible the fix is relatively simple and inexpensive. Possibly even less expensive than replacing it with cheaper flooring materials! Even more severe imperfections shouldn’t necessarily lead to a floor replacement. Remember that repairs that seem expensive are often a much better long term investment than replacements that seem cheap. If your hardwood has only minor damage, such as microabrasions, a loss of shine and minor dings and scratches to the finish, you’ll be very happy to learn about DeSitter Flooring’s resurfacing service.
Much less expensive than refinishing, resurfacing can often be completed in a day or so, and is a great option for restoring a like-new appearance to lightly damaged floors. If done regularly, it can extend the length of time between refinishings, and draw out the lifetime of your floors indefinitely. If the damage is more severe, including deep gouges and scrapes or marks that go through the finish all the way to the wood, then your floors will likely need to be sanded down and refinished. Don’t fret! DeSitter Flooring is fast and thorough when it comes to hardwood floor refinishing. We use the highest quality tools and finishes, including dustless sanders and water based finishes, to keep the refinishing process from interrupting your life any more than it absolutely has to. Unlike oil based finishes, water based ones have low V.O.C.’s, meaning the air in your home will smell much better and be much healthier than when oil based finishes are used, without sacrificing strength or durability.
Even natural disasters can’t bring us down when it comes to floor repair. Water damage can seriously destabilize floors, so make sure to call us in quickly to keep the issues from getting any worse than they have to be. Our services are available for restoring all types of flooring in the aftermath of a flood. Don’t hesitate to get a free estimate from us.