Is your hardwood floor losing its shine?

When your beautiful floors seem dull and scratched, don't worry too much. You can change the color or brighten your home with a refinishing project.

If you're wondering what exactly refinishing your hardwood floors entails, we can help. This article tells you exactly what you need to know to tackle this floor refinishing project right away.

Floor Refinishing

No matter which type of hardwood floor you have, refinishing may be the answer. Below is everything you need to prepare for the project.

How Do I Know It's Time to Refinish?

If you aren't sure whether to have the floor rescreened or fully refinished, we can help. You can refinish a hardwood floor many times during its life, so just check to see if the gouges and scratches are on the surface, or if the floor needs sanding.

There has to be at least 1/32 of an inch left to be able to sand the floors. Then they apply the stain and seal the floor with polyurethane. If you are just having it rescreened, expect a less involved process of roughing up the polyurethane layer and reapplying it.

How Long Will It Take?

Usually a full refinishing project takes between 3 and 7 days. Some people choose to move out during this time because it can be noisy and messy.

With our dust-free sanding, there is less mess to worry about. When using a dust collection attachment to the sander, the refinishing is higher quality because no dust settles into the finish. Customers are happier, too, because there is no mess.

How Much Will It Cost?

To do it yourself you might save money, but it's really best to hire a professional. They have the right tools for the job, and everything will look so much better.

If you try to do it yourself, you may still end up having to hire someone to fix your mistakes. Why not save money and hire them from the beginning? Remember that the value of your home goes up with this project, too.

In the end, you will probably spend between $2.50 and $5.00 per square foot for the refinishing job. Make sure to hire someone who specializes in flooring, not a jack-of-all-trades who can do floors, too. A specialist only has one focus and while they may charge a little more, it is well worth it.

Shiny and New Floors

Everything you need to know about your floor refinishing project was here including how long the project takes, how much it costs, and when it's time to refinish.

Don't call a salesperson to do a craftsman's job.

You want a professional who knows what they are doing and can help you achieve the beautiful floor you are looking for in your home.

Visit our product page to find out how Unique Flooring Solutions can help you with your floors today.