How much does it cost to refinish hardwood floors?

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Making the best choice for hardwood floor refinishing while keeping costs low can be challenging. To assist homeowners and business owners in making good choices regarding their hardwood floor refinishing project, the following frequently asked questions concerning the price to refinish wood floors are provided.

How long does it take to refinish hardwood floors?

For every thousand square feet of flooring, it takes about 5 hours. The state or condition of the flooring and the complexity of the plan also has an impact on how long it will take.

How much does it cost to refinish hardwood floors covering 1,000 square feet?

One thousand square feet of hardwood flooring can cost between $3,000 and $8,000 to refinish.

I have a hardwood floor; should I restore it or replace it?

Installing new flooring often costs 50% more than having a hardwood floor refinished. Not all types of flooring can be refinished. To assess whether the home or business floor can be refinished or whether it needs to be entirely replaced, homeowners should speak with a specialist at Sandless in Seattle.

Is there a recommended frequency with which one should restore hardwood flooring?

Wooden floors look their best for the first 5-years or so after construction, but after that, they begin to show their age.

Depending on wear and tear, floor refinishing is advised every seven to ten years. Hardwood floors can be refinished anywhere from four to ten times, depending on the wood’s thickness. Homeowners can benefit from the expert guidance of our flooring professionals when deciding how to treat their floors.

Can I expect a lot of dust when refinishing my floors?

No, not with our system. Numerous service providers advertise “dustless refinishing,” in which a machine is used to collect dust as the floor is restored to its natural beauty. There will be little to almost no dust from start to finish.

Dust will be contained to a large extent, although no refinishing method is entirely dust-free. Other hardwood refinishing contractors’ price for dustless refinishing is higher than that of conventional refinishing, but our pricing structure is lower due to the type of equipment we use

What is the most effective method for keeping hardwood floors clean?

Sweeping daily and mopping with a cloth pad are the most acceptable methods for keeping hardwood floors clean daily.

Those who have hardwood floors throughout their homes may want to consider purchasing one of the top hardwood floor cleaning mops to extend the life of their wood floors and keep them looking like new for a longer time frame.

What are some warnings that it’s time to recoat my hardwood floors?

Hardwood floors require refinishing if they show wear and tear, such as scratches, stains, discoloration, warping, and splintering. Most of our clients have us do a screen and recoat every few years to keep their wood floors looking new. Our Screen and Recoat system are usually less than half the cost of complete sand and finish.

Do-it-yourself hardwood floor refinishing: how much time and effort is it worth the headache?

Some do-it-yourselfers could do a great job. Some minor damage, such as scratches or a dull sheen, may be easily remedied by buffing and applying a new coat of wood finish. However, refinishing hardwood is not as easy as one might think. You create a dip if you overscreen the wood floor for too long. If you sand the floor too much, you can get scratch marks that show up under the finish. The upside to you doing your own floor refinishing is if you mess it up, it can always be fixed by bringing in a professional like Sandless in Seattle.

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