Tips for Refinishing Hardwood Floors

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refinishing floorHardwood floors are a classic luxury in the real estate market but only if they are well maintained. Do you have them in your house and if so, how do they appear? If the flooring has lost its initial attractiveness, you should get them refinished and it will make your home warm and beautiful once again.

You guessed it right, this is a home renovation project, and that does mean some expenses, however the total incurred costs will depend on your location, wood type, total area and the current condition of your flooring. But before we discuss the price, you have to find out if your floor has to be refurnished or if it can be screened and recoated.  The overall expense will then depend on your chosen option.

Screening and Recoating

A home designer expert told us that if you maintain your floor on a regular basis, refinishing may not be required ever. Instead you can do with screening and recoating.

All hardwood floors are protected by a coat of polyurethane. As time passes, this coating wears off or thins down. In this case, you just need another new coat. Your floor will first be cleaned, and then it will be abraded. After this, a fresh coat is applied.

The price of this process is much less than actually refinishing your floor. If the area is around 800 sq feet, you will have to pay somewhere between $1,000 and $1,400.


Before you hire a professional service for refinishing, you will have to go through several considerations. These include references, experience and the manner in which the job will be conducted. Be sure to ask them a lot of questions and clear all your doubts. We suggest that you should also inquire about guarantee, dust protection and after-services cleanup.

As for the costs, there are a lot of variations since they depend on so many factors such as delivery costs, material costs, labor costs and the disposal fees. On an average, you will have to pay somewhere around $3.32 to $3.70 per sq feet. For an area of 800 sq feet, the costs can fall in the range between $2,655 and $2,690.

Please note that if your hardwood contains wenge, ipe, cumaru or another sort of exotic lumber, you will have bear greater expenses than the ones mentioned above.


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