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What To Know Before Refinish Your Hardwood Flooring

In about 20 years, most hardwood floors will start showing their scratches and dullness. This means that the wood is due for refinishing. The typical ¾-inch-thick hardwood plank can be sanded up to eight times during its lifetime, so there is a lot to be undertaken. Nonetheless, one should never wait for the floor to be damaged in order to re-stain or re-finish it.

Re-finishing is done for plenty of reasons:

  • To give back the wood’s original appearance and shine
  • To change its colour or finish
  • To blend that with newly added wood.

Always opt for a professional hardwood floor refinisher. Thus, you will rest assured that your floor is in perfect hands. Have a quick check online and research the best reviews and costs. It is always a good idea to get three competitive bids. While many customers know people who have sanded their own floors, the professionals strongly caution against it. Their point is that no one can get professional-quality results with the sanders available on the market for residential use. A view in site with the expert is always a plus. Recommendations and advice by professionals on whether the project or final goal can be achieved are best to be taken beforehand.

Plan on the budget carefully as the rates are normally quoted per square foot/metre for sanding, staining and usually three coats of finish. This will mean that a proper measuring must be done. Allow three to seven days for completion, depending on the size or complexity of the project. Also consider professional cleaning afterwards. And during the process, all furniture and personal belongings must be taken out.

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