Refinish Hardwood Floors: Is It for You?

No other home improvement project will do more to boost the value and beauty of your home than a hardwood refinish. Here’s a quick guide to get you started.

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How Do I Know When To Refinish?

A refinish is a quick way to give your floors a facelift. If you have sagging, bulging or warped flooring, a refinish won’t be enough. If you have these problems in your home, replacing your current floors will be necessary.

How Many Times Can I Refinish My Floor?

Keep your refinishing to a minimum to maintain healthy flooring. Before you begin your project, remove a register vent to see how much hardwood flooring is left. Once you’ve determined there is an acceptable amount of wood available, begin planning your project.

Can I Do It Myself?

Refinishing hardwood is a time-consuming, meticulous process. If you’re not experienced with hardwood refinishing, leave it to the experts. But, it is possible to refinish your floors on a do-it-yourself basis. If you decide to take on the project yourself, don’t expect the results to rival the work of a professional. Professionals have better equipment, more experience, and additional resources that aren’t available to most homeowners. In the end, most do-it-yourself jobs don’t hold up when it comes to the final product versus the overall cost.

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