If I have hardwood, should I refinish the hardwood floors or recarpet?
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
If you have hardwood flooring underneath your carpet, you may have just discovered gold! Many customers ask whether it is better to refinish the hardwood or to recarpet? Which is less expensive? Most homeowners (and most home buyers) in Westchester strongly prefer hardwood flooring - it looks nicer, it improves your home's value, it lasts longer, and it's easier to clean. Any realestate agent will tell you that homes with hardwood floors sell faster and at a higher price. And, it's often a pleasant surprise that it usually costs LESS to refinish hardwood floors than to recarpet them. Refinishing hardwood has a huge impact on your home's decor, and it is often less expensive than most people think. When you replace the carpeting...you need to buy new materials plus pay for the l...