Why You Should Refinish Your Wood Floors Instead of Replacing Them

Andersen Wood Floors in Omaha, Nebraska offers artisan hardwood floor repair and refinishing services that increase the beauty and value of your home.

At Andersen Wood Floors, we want you to love the character and charm that your unique hardwood floors have to offer.  Here are the many reasons to consider refinishing your wood floors instead of replacing them. 


It is more cost effective to have your hardwood floors refinished by professionals rather than replacing them - to the tune of a few thousand dollars!  To many homeowners (and homebuyers), wood floors are a sign of quality and added value. Refinishing your existing wood floors not only restores their lustre, it saves you money and increases the value of your home.  


The majority of wood floors, regardless of age, can be repaired and refinished by our skilled wood flooring contractors. During the wood floor resurfacing process, old and scratched, stained, scuffed or damaged floor boards and sections of flooring can be repaired and blended in to match your existing wood floor.  If your floor was more recently installed, a refinishing service protects your investment by making your floors’ finish look like new again, without you having to start over.   

Andersen Wood Floors Is Your Trusted Hardwood Flooring Contractor in Omaha, Nebraska

We provide free estimates for all our wood floor installation, sanding, scratch repair and refinishing services.  Ask about our dustless wood floor refinishing service - for a faster project that is allergy-friendly and virtually mess free!

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Andersen Wood Floors takes a true craftsman approach whether we’re restoring old floors or refinishing new ones. According to the style authorities at HGTV, today’s homeowners go wild for wood floors with the following characteristics. Lucky for you, the artisan experts at Andersen Wood Floors specialize in all of them! 

  • Custom finishes and stains in darker colors
  • Highlighting naturally-occurring elements of the wood, such as knotholes and unique wood grains  
  • Floors, walls and wood accents created from barn wood, reclaimed wood, and unique logs and beams
  • Green flooring made from sustainable, environmentally-certified wood products
  • Water-based, oil-based or specialty finishes, depending on the homeowner’s preferences and lifestyle
  • Artfully-crafted wood floor designs, including parquet, inlaid mosaics and starbursts, or unique borders and edges

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Are you ready to love the floors you live on? Call Andersen Wood Floors for refinishing or dust-free refinishing service today.  402.690.5796

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Keep Your Hardwood Floors Looking Beautiful with Proper Maintenance, Recoating and Scratch Repair

Choose Andersen Wood Floors, one of the top wood floor contractors in Omaha, Nebraska, for quality hardwood floor restoration and personalized service.

The wood floors in your home require occasional maintenance to keep them looking great. Andersen Wood Floors specializes in hardwood floor repair and maintenance for the most common issues, including water damage and surface scratches. 

As an artisan hardwood flooring contractor, we offer wood floor recoating, buffing, light sanding, refinishing, and scratch repair services for homeowners in Omaha, Nebraska and the surrounding area. 

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When you need to repair a damaged wood floor, Andersen Wood Floors offers wood floor maintenance, resurfacing and scratch-filling services to keep your floors looking great.

We Specialize in Hardwood Floor Restoration

Over time, your wood floors can take a beating. Whether you have pets, children or heavy-traffic areas, the finish on your hardwood floors can dull after years of use. The changing seasons we experience in Omaha, Nebraska can alter the humidity levels in your home, wreaking havoc on floor boards. Damage from water leaks, spills and stains also takes a toll on your floor’s finish. 
If your wood floors look like they’re in need of some TLC, don’t worry! Your hardwood floors can be restored to their original luster with simple maintenance services or refinishing by the professionals at Andersen Wood Floors.
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Recommended Maintenance Schedule for Hardwood Floors

Daily Sweep or dust mop your floors
Weekly Vacuum using the bare wood floor setting
Monthly Clean your floors only with recommended wood floor cleaning products
Every 3-5 Years Have a professional contractor assess moisture damage, repair scratches and recoat your floors with a maintenance coat
Every 10-15 Years Sand and refinish your hardwood floors to restore the finish and durability
As Needed

Repair and recoat any damaged, stained or scratched areas


Common Causes of Wood Floor Damage »

  • Leaky appliances or plumbing leaks can result in water damage to your floors. 
  • Windows with failing seals or other water issues can also cause stains or damage to floorboards.
  • Scratches or gouges on your floors can be caused by heavy foot traffic, pets’ nails, high-heel shoes with broken heels, or by sliding furniture without proper felt pads on the bottom. 

Repairs for Hardwood Floor Scratches »

Did you know? Walking in high heels with an exposed heel nail will exert enough impact to dent the floor surface.

The good news is, most scratches will occur in your floor’s finish and not in the wood itself. Surface scratches can be repaired with a simple maintenance coat. Andersen Wood Floors lightly sands your floor’s finish and then applies a new coat to restore the shine and offer long-lasting protection. 

For scratches that are deeper and in the wood,  Andersen Wood Floors can sand and refinish the floor.  Our wood flooring professionals are trained to use special equipment that removes just a small amount of the flooring material to make repairs. After the scratches are removed, a new coat of finish is applied to make your floor look like new again.


Care Tips for Your Wood Floors »

  • Only use recommended cleaning products specifically designed for hardwood floors. Do not use vinyl or tile cleaners, or self-polishing waxes.
  • Put throw rugs at all entryways and heavy traffic areas to prevent scratches. 
  • Wipe up spills immediately. If you have wood flooring in the kitchen, place an area rug at the kitchen sink to catch spills and drips.
  • Maintain moisture and humidity levels in your home to prevent your floor boards from cupping or gapping. Use a humidifier throughout the winter months. Keep the environment in your home consistently between 60-80 degrees Fahrenheit, and at 30-50% humidity throughout the year. Significant fluctuations outside of these ranges can result in damaged floors.
  • Never wet mop or steam mop your hardwood floors because it can dull the floor’s polish or finish, and damage the wood.
  • Avoid walking in sports cleats or high heels when on your wood floors, as broken heels can cause significant dents and scratches. 
  • Put felt protector pads under the legs of all furniture to prevent scuffing and scratching. Don’t forget to replace these pads regularly because dirt and debris can build up on the pad, which will scratch the floor surface. When moving heavy furniture, pick it up instead of sliding it across your wood floor.

Call Andersen Wood Floors for Happiness You Can Live On

In addition to wood floor refinishing, installation and maintenance services, Andersen Wood Floors offers custom design services to help you choose the wood flooring products that will maximize the beauty and value of your home.  A convenient hardwood floor showroom in Omaha, Nebraska allows you to select from a variety of wood floor stains, finishes, styles and design options. We value your family’s neverending happiness, and offer the highest quality wood floor refinishing products and services. 

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Andersen Wood Floors Offers Expert Prefinished Wood Floor Installation in Omaha, Nebraska

Prefinished or factory-finished hardwood floors come with the finish already applied, meaning less mess and a faster flooring installation.

Factory-finished wood floor installation projects are virtually mess free and noise free.  Installing a prefinished wood floor creates a minimal amount of dust in your home, and requires less time to install because the sanding and finishing process has already happened at the manufacturer's facility.  An added benefit is that you’ll be able to walk on your new, prefinished floors immediately after they are installed because there is no onsite drying or curing time needed.

Did you know? Andersen Wood Floors specializes in more than just floors. We can install specialty wood accents to complement the hardwood flooring in your home. Contact our craftsmen about using reclaimed wood, wide-plank ceilings, paneling or wood accent walls in your home.  

Wood floors are extremely durable. They can stand up to your family’s busy lifestyle, and will continue to increase the beauty and value of your home for decades. 

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Choose from a wide variety of  prefinished flooring options

Wood species are rated for hardness and durability. As a general guide when comparing species of wood flooring, the harder the wood, the longer lifespan of the wood. Typically, the most durable wood flooring products will be made from hardwoods like Walnut, Brazilian Cherry or Hickory. Medium hardwood species include, Maple, Oak and Ash wood flooring.  Birch and Pine wood floors will be the softest, and may scratch or dent more easily compared to other species of wood. However, all solid hardwood flooring can be repaired and refinished, should it start to wear or show damage.
There are many color and style options available in factory finished or prefinished floors.  For the highest level of customization, contact Andersen Wood Floors to install, sand and finish your new wood floors on site.

Andersen Wood Floors is proud to partner with quality flooring vendors, The Master’s Craft and INTERMOUNTAIN Wood Products. During the initial wood flooring design process, Andersen Wood Floors’ experts can help you determine the products that work best for your lifestyle, home and budget.  Andersen Wood Floors’ vendors both have showrooms in Omaha, Nebraska. 
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At Andersen Wood Floors, we take great pride in customizing wood floors that you will love to live on.  

It’s our pleasure to install beautiful, naturally durable wood floors that will add happiness and value to your home, for years to come. 
Andersen Wood Floors provides free estimates and project consultations for homeowners in Omaha, Nebraska and the surrounding metro area. From new floor installation, to refinishing, to repair, our expert craftsmen can create the natural wood floors you have been dreaming about. 
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5 reasons to install a hardwood floor in your home

Andersen Wood Floors is your specialist for refinishing or installing artisan hardwood floors in Omaha, Nebraska.

Natural hardwood floors add character and are the most durable choice in home flooring.  A wood floor is an environmentally friendly flooring choice that improves the air quality in your home, remains durable for a lifetime, and can be custom-finished to fit your home’s aesthetics and your personal style.   But that’s not all! 

If you are a homeowner in Omaha, Nebraska, there are many reasons to have Andersen Wood Floors install new wood floors in your home.  

Here are the top five benefits of our professional wood floor installation.

#1 Long-Term Value »

According to many realty experts, homes with wood floors sell faster and for more money than homes without wood floors - up to 10% more. Many home buyers will anticipate the cost of replacing the previous owners’ used carpet, and so they will pay more for a house that has existing wood floors. 

Natural hardwood floors can be refinished rather than replaced, which offers you a long-term value that other flooring options cannot. When maintained properly, your wood floors can last for literally the lifetime of your home.  If you decide to change the color of your wood floors, it is simple to sand and re-stain to match the style you want. Refinishing wood floors saves you a lot of money over replacing floors covered in carpet, tile or linoleum.

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#2 Natural Beauty »

Wood floors are available in a variety of wood types, colors and widths. Along with the beauty of their natural wood colors and grain patterns,  each wood floor adds unique character to your home. Hardwood floors offer a classic look that never goes out of style, making this flooring choice the best long-term investment to enhance the beauty and value of your house. 

There are a variety of wood species to choose from, including walnut, maple, oak, ash, cherry, hickory, mahogany, and more. Different types of wood flooring may feature more characteristics than others, such as knot holes, mineral streaks or grain variations, which add to the floor’s natural character and beauty.  

#3 Custom Style »

Andersen Wood Floors helps you choose from unlimited possibilities to customize your wood floors. We can offer recommendations for the type of wood, pattern, stain color, and sheen of the final finish. Our wood floor craftsmen will help you design and install the perfect wood floor to fit your taste, lifestyle and the aesthetics of your home. 

As a general rule, light wood floors, such as maple, make a room appear bigger and open. Medium wood floors, such as oak, add a feel of warmth. Dark wood floors, such as walnut, offer a stately and refined look. Wood floors can be stained in variety of colors from light to dark.  The sheen or finish you choose for your wood floor is also matter of personal preference. However, the less sheen, the less you will notice small scratches and normal wear. Andersen Wood Floors recommends water-based finishes for most floors because they are the most durable and will remain clear.

#4 Healthier Home, Healthier Planet »

Wood floors are inherently cleaner and healthier than carpet or other types of flooring, and can actually improve your indoor air quality. Thanks to its naturally hard, sealed surface, a wood floor does not harbor microorganisms, mold, nor harmful pesticides that can be tracked in from outdoors. Wood floors retain fewer allergens, dust and animal dander, making them a healthy flooring alternative, especially for those with allergies or asthma. 

Not only are hardwood floors better for your health, they are better for the environment. Natural hardwood flooring products are made from renewable resources.  Some wood flooring materials are made from fast-growing trees, so they are more sustainable than others. You can choose specifically designed eco-friendly and green wood flooring products as well.  Above all, wood floors produce less waste, as they are long-lasting and can be refinished, rather than replaced. 

#5 Easy Maintenance »

It’s simple to keep wood floors clean. With weekly sweeping, dry mopping or vacuuming to remove dust and dirt, most hardwood floors will only require a deep cleaning a few times a year. Wood floors are also more stain resistant than carpets because they resist spills.  

Over the years, all wood floors will show some normal signs of wear, and should be sanded and refinished periodically (every five to ten years) to keep them looking like new.  Your floor may also get scratched, but wood floors can easily be spot-repaired. The wood flooring professionals at Andersen Wood Floors are here to help, and can provide regular maintenance services that will keep your floor beautiful, and durable, for decades.    

Call Andersen Wood Floors to add long-lasting beauty and value to your home. 

The wood flooring experts at Andersen Wood Floors can help you choose the perfect wood floor type, color and finish for your home. Our expertly trained wood floor contractors install, sand and finish new wood floors for customers in the Omaha, Nebraska metro area. Call Andersen Wood Floors for long-lasting floors that you and your family will love to live on.


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