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Things to Know Before Sanding & Refinishing Your Hardwood Floors

Every day wear and tear will cause number of scratches and gradual dulling in the hardwoods finish. To keep your hardwood flooring luster and beautiful, it is necessary to do sanding and refinishing at certain time.

How to find the perfect time?

When the hardwood floor is dulling and/or has moderate to severe scratches, it is the perfect time for dustless floor sanding and hardwood floor refinishing. If the time exceeds, the more scratches will occur and becomes duller. If the home owner has the desire to change the stain color or sheen level of the floor, the floor will restore to a newer condition. Here are some factors to ask the flooring contractors…

1. Estimation

Request your contractor for the work details and a detailed estimation for the work. Some estimates are given in a document and some are a comprehensive paragraph about the scope of the work with a total cost. The estimate contains only the approximated amount and the other things that are promised should be included in the final contract.

2. Cost

The cost will vary depending on the skills of the contractor, quality of the work, products used. First research your needs and educate yourself about the quality products used for refinishing hardwood flooring. Then get quotes from two or more contractors who use those products.

3. Product Details

Ask over portfolio of information, specification of sheets for the product that will have applied on your floor. Warranties and guarantees should always be included in the final contract. To avoid discrepancies, the customer and contractor should have a clear discussion.

4. Chemical Sensitivities

If you or someone in your home has allergic sensitivities, ask you contractor for a copy of Material Safety Data Sheet. Your physician can able to advise accordingly.

Consider these things before refinishing your hardwood floors. Hope you all find this information useful.

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