While trying to remove a wood flooring surface yourself may seem like a cost–saving measure, to begin with, it can end up costing you more in the long run. Attempting wood flooring removal yourself can lead to more work and expense than you initially bargained for. If you think that you can tackle wood floor removal in Deerfield Beach with the general tools you have on hand, you might be surprised to find that it’s harder than it looks without the right tools.
While you can lift some wood floors easily, others will peel back to reveal another flooring surface or a thick layer of adhesive. Breaking these layers away from the concrete underfloor can be backbreaking work if you try to do it with sheer force. Even if you manage to pry everything away, chances are an uneven surface that has spots of adhesive will remain. At this point, some homeowners will abandon the project, leaving the floor half done until they get more time and money to finish the job. These projects often end up staying in this incomplete stage for months or years, causing headaches and tension within the family.
In other cases, you end up calling an experienced flooring removal service anyway to finish your wood flooring removal in Deerfield Beach. Instead of going through this troublesome process, simply calling Flooring Removal Services from the start is affordable and easy. With a knowledgeable crew and state of the art flooring removal equipment, we can get rid of any flooring surface you no longer want. We work fast to cause as little disruption to your regular life as possible, and our team will even do a thorough clean up before leaving so you don’t have to come home to a messy house. You can also rest assured that the concrete underfloor will be left smooth and ready for a new flooring surface installation.
The History of Wood Floors
One of the reasons that some homeowners decide to install wood flooring is to get a classic feeling in their home. Wood flooring is one of America’s oldest kinds of flooring surface and has long been associated with a beautifully designed house.
Early colonialists had to be resourceful when building and decorating homes in parts of this new country. They used wood, one of the materials that they had in spades thanks to the forests they found. The earliest wooden floors were made from ancient trees that had been growing untouched before this time, so they were heavy and durable. Getting these planks was extremely hard as they had to use the tools of the time and their own knowledge to cut the wood down and into the right size pieces. There was no finish applied to this flooring, and it often wore out over time.
Although the approach to getting and installing wood floors has changed many times over the years, wood flooring can still present many problems for homeowners. Even though today’s flooring is covered with finish and sealant to protect it, it can still wear out over time. Another problem that affects modern wood flooring is the durability. Unlike the floors of old, modern wood flooring can be made of thin planks that do not last very long. If you purchase your home with the floors already in place, and you aren’t sure when they were installed, you may find out that they don’t have much life left in them. Wood flooring can have a long lifespan, but there are a lot of factors that change this, including:
- How the flooring was installed. Was it a DIY job by an inexperienced homeowner, or a professional job that was meant to last decades? Improper installation is often the cause of problems like buckling or loose floorboards that appear later. These issues can be difficult to isolate and solve, so you usually end up having to remove the entire flooring surface.
- The lifestyle of the previous homeowner. Increased wear and tear and neglected maintenance can cause the flooring to wear out sooner. If the former resident had a large family, pets, or wasn’t diligent about cleaning the floors regularly, the flooring might be closer to the end of its life expectancy than you initially realize.
- The type of wood flooring used. Some types of wood are more durable than others, leading them to last longer. For example, harder kinds of wood like oak and maple can last longer than engineered flooring materials.
If you’re ready to say goodbye to old wood floors, contact Flooring Removal Services to get a free onsite estimate for Deerfield Beach Wood Flooring Removal. Our team will be happy to come to you and answer any questions you have about what to expect during the process of wood flooring removal in Deerfield Beach.Call Today for Your Free Estimate (954) 582 2306