Let’s face it, hardwood floors take a beating. With daily life activities and pets roaming around, the once beautiful wood floors can start to look worn and in need of some TLC. Good thing hardwood floors can be revived and restored to look good as new! All you have to do is refinish them. Keeping the integrity and beauty of your floors is the goal of refinishing.

What does refinishing hardwood floors entail and is it worth it?

Hardwood floor refinishing is a process which involves sanding down a thin layer off the top of the floor then wiping on coats of clear polyurethane. This finish returns the floors to its glorious self and can be used to change the color, fix warped, stained or pest ruined planks, and eliminate noisy boards that creak.

How long does it take?

Hardwood floors can be refinished up to ten times before you need to replace it. The process of refinishing usually takes 2 days to be completed and can be easily done by yourself. Experience isn’t necessary but would definitely help with the speed of the process and quality of work. However, if you prefer a company to do it for you the cost will vary depending on the square footage of the floor.

Having a professional flooring service will eliminate the headache and worry of getting the job done in a timely manner and the end result will be quite pleasing to the eye. Some companies will do it just in 1 day but a quality job should take longer, especially when it comes to drying. The floors will take up to 3 coats of the polyurethane finish and each coat needs around 2-4 hours to dry.

If you are set on refinishing it yourself it is pretty easy and will save you money. You’ll need a buffer which you can rent from any home hardware store and a vacuum to clean up the dust from sanding.

Is refinishing worth it?

So, why should you refinish your hardwood floors? Most of the time it is better to refinish the floors than to replace and is less expensive to do so! Hardwood floors are meant to last for a long time and why not just shine them up a little to add some sparkle back into the room!

Cameron the Sandman has been refinishing wood floors in homes and businesses since 1936. Our hardwood flooring refinishing services are the best in the industry. From wood flooring installation, repair, staining and more! You can count on Cameron the Sandman to offer the perfect solution to your flooring needs and desires. Our work is done to the highest professional standards. Call us to learn more about how we can restore and create exquisite floors in your home that will last a lifetime!