To resurface or not to resurface? That is the question that plagues many homeowners today. Making the decision between if you are to resurface the floors or stick with them can be a big one to make that also involves a relatively high cost and a lot of time. That’s why we want to help you make the right decision. If you are thinking about resurfacing your floors, whether those are Austin or Houston floors, these are the 4 signs you need to look out for.
There is spalling occurring on your floors
Spalling can be a terrible and unsightly thing to happen to your floors. It is the result of water entering bare concrete floors that have been left unsealed or that have been sealed in the incorrect way. When water enters the concrete, it can create ripples and unevenness in the concrete. It can also result in peeling, flaking, or even parts of the floor coming loose and leaving floors behind. Spalling is a serious thing to happen to floors and if it is not addressed immediately, it can lead to worse damage and may result in the need to remove the floors entirely. In the case of spalling, no matter how mild, it is best to nip it in the bud and resurface the floor to stop the damage.
The concrete has started cracking
While it is normal for concrete floors to start cracking, everyone can agree that is not exactly the sight you want to see on your floors. But aside from it making your floors ugly, cracks can also be dangerous for the people who use those floors, depending, of course, on how large or extensive the cracks are. If you have attempted (and failed) to fix those cracks before or if the damage has become so extensive as to cover the entire surface, then resurfacing is a great option. Not only does it cover up the damage on the original concrete floor, but it also essentially restarts the clock on your floor’s timer until cracks begin forming again. It is also far more affordable than a complete replacement and that is sure to make all budget-owners happy.
Pitting has become a bigger problem for your floors
Similar to spalling, pitting can cause a huge headache for homeowners and commercial property owners alike. It happens when floors are damaged, either through extreme weight on floors or through liquid or heat damaging the surface of the floors. This can lead to small holes on the surface that characterize a pilling concrete floor. When a floor has started pilling, there is often no choice by to resurface it, as patching that many holes will leave the floors with obvious marks where a patching compound was applied. Resurfacing is an affordable and convenient choice to make that will extend your floor’s lifespan by many years.
You want a new look for your floors
Sometimes, you may be considering resurfacing your floors not for practical reasons but simply for aesthetic ones. We don’t think there’s anything wrong with that, as floors can say a lot about our personality and the homes we want to have. So if you find yourself growing tired of your floors and their outdated look, resurfacing can be a great way to have a second chance to redo your floors without completely replacing them. After the overlay of resurfacer has been applied, you will be able to stamp, stain, and decorate your new surface as you wish.
Looking out for any of these 4 signs can lead you to the helpful direction of a newly resurfaced floor!