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Wood Floor Refinishing Contractors in Cincinnati, OH

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Prescreened Wood Floor Refinishing & Restoration Services in Cincinnati, OH

Alkass Floor Finish and Design
38 Verified Ratings
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(866) 759-4667
1621 Azman Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45229
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Deck & Fence Renewal Systems, Inc.
9 Verified Ratings
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(866) 591-3075
431 Ohio Pike, Suite 105N
Cincinnati, OH 45255
Leininger Hardwood Flooring
108 Verified Ratings
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(937) 396-6787
727 Saint Nicholas Avenue
Dayton, OH 45410

Serving Cincinnati, OH
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Fabulous Floors of Cincinnati
44 Verified Ratings
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(937) 396-6677
194 Heffron Circle
Maineville, OH 45039

Serving Cincinnati, OH
Rusty Woods Renovations
53 Verified Ratings
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(866) 909-8377
524 Hickory Street
Dayton, OH 45410

Serving Cincinnati, OH

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Reviews of Cincinnati Hardwood Floor Refinishers

Project: Refinish Wood Flooring
Cincinnati, OH

Rob at Tradesman Hardwood always got back to me right away on any questions I had.

Project: Refinish Wood Flooring
Cincinnati, OH

They were very conscientious about their work.

Project: Refinish Wood Flooring
Cincinnati, OH

Rob was fantastic in refinishing the hardwood floors. Very knowledgeable & fair priced. I would highly recommend his company.


Unscreened Flooring & Carpet Contractors in Cincinnati, Ohio

F & J Remodeling
8784 Monsonto Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45231
Anderson Home Improvement
2074 Miles Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45231
GZG Construction, LLC
989 Keneddy Landing, #8
Cinncinati, OH 45245
60 Utz Dr.
Florence, KY 41042
Sawdust Therapy
7672 Montgomery Rd., Suite 298
Cincinnati, OH 45236

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Cincinnati Wood Floor Refinishing

Cincinnati, Ohio, is a busy Midwestern city located near the Kentucky and Indiana borders. Known for its historical architecture and annual events, such as Bock Fest and the Ohio Valley Jazz Festival, the city draws a diverse group of residents ranging from young professionals and growing families to empty nesters.

Cincinnati residents keep a strong foundation underfoot with a wide array of flooring options. Wood flooring tends to be among the most popular choices, with its classic appeal and durable construction. The size of the project and selection of materials are among the most crucial factors that determine the final price tag.

Local Cost Information

Homeowners can expect to pay a wide range of prices when repairing and refinishing a floor. In addition to the material used for the flooring, other factors that influence the price of flooring projects include:

  • Condition of the existing floors and amount of preparation work needed
  • Square footage of the area receiving the wood flooring
  • Extras needed for the installation, including trim, doorsills, or underlayment materials
  • Labor (by the job or by the hour)

Cincinnati homeowners have many options when it comes to wood flooring. Budget-friendly projects include repairing or refinishing the existing floor, which can provide a fresh new look at a fraction of the price. The following table examines the prices for some common wood flooring projects, and it compares how Cincinnati's prices compare to the national average:

Task Type

National Average

Local Average

Repair wood floors



Refinish hardwood floors



As the table demonstrates, homeowners in Cincinnati typically enjoy lower than average prices for common flooring projects. Anyone thinking of starting a project may want to consider getting an estimate from a local flooring company. Most companies provide this service free of charge to give customers a more exact budget that takes factors such as materials, labor, and square footage into account.

Repairing and Refinishing Wood Floors

Repairing an existing wood floor provides a fresh, improved look at a fraction of the price of a total overhaul. This is often a necessary step before refinishing can occur because it removes damage that can otherwise lower the quality of the refinished end result. Although this can be one of the least expensive options, (average repair costs range from $200 to $650) the price depends largely on the type and extent of the damage. Some of the most common repairs include the following:

  • Fixing rotted floor joists
  • Inserting screws or shims to stop a squeaking floor
  • Replacing warped planks
  • Re-staining faded planks

The refinishing process typically involves sanding the floor down to bare wood, applying fresh coats of stain, and finishing it with a protective layer. Cincinnati homeowners typically spend $797 to $1,739 on refinishing hardwoods, whether they choose oil- or water-based polyurethane. Additional finishing options include water-based finishes that offer low odors, or acid-cured finishes that provide a durable coating and fast drying time.

Necessary Licensing and Qualifications

Neither the city nor the state requires flooring contractors and companies to have a license. For optimal protection, homeowners should select a flooring company that has general liability insurance and workers’ compensation insurance. Liability insurance protects homeowners against the costs associated with accidents and damages while workers’ compensation insurance takes homeowners off the hook if any of the workers are injured during the project.

Although it's not required, some flooring companies may have voluntary certification offered through professional organizations, such as the National Wood Flooring Association, Certified Floorcovering Installers Association, or the National Institute of Certified Floorcovering Inspectors.

Other Projects to Consider

In addition to laying tile or carpeting, homeowners might consider other projects, including changing the trim or the baseboards in the room. Alternatively, homeowners can warm things up by adding a radiant heating system to the room. This heating system goes under the flooring to keep the temperatures even and prevent cold feet during Ohio winters. Special retrofitting modifications allow systems to be installed under existing floors.

Prominent Cincinnati Neighborhoods and Suburbs

Home to a bustling culture and entertainment scene, Cincinnati offers Midwestern hipness along with a healthy dose of friendliness and charm. The metropolitan area is home to more than 2 million people and a diverse array of nooks and crannies for each person to call home.


This charming Midwestern city contains more than 50 neighborhoods spread over the nearly 78 square miles in the Greater Cincinnati metropolitan area. Some of the most popular neighborhoods include:

Over the Rhine- Culture, history and the arts all collide in Cincy's Over the Rhine neighborhood. Known for its Victorian architecture and its treasured institutions, which include the Cincinnati Opera and the Cincinnati Symphony, this diverse and historic neighborhood is home to a population ranging from young professionals to older couples.

Clifton- Located just 5 miles from downtown, the Clifton neighborhood offers proximity to all of downtown's action along with a small town appeal thanks to its charming gaslights and pedestrian-friendly design. This urban village has access to entertainment venues, restaurants, and bars.

Northside- Northside is a small neighborhood located about 7 miles from downtown. Its vibrant art scene, lively nightlife and variety of eateries make this slightly older-looking neighborhood a favorite among Cincy's hipsters.


The Greater Cincy area includes suburbs located anywhere from just a few miles outside the city to small suburban cities situated across the Kentucky border. Each of the city's suburbs offers its own vibe. Some popular Cincinnati suburbs include:

Mount Lookout- Just 7 miles from downtown, Mount Lookout is one of Cincinnati's closest suburbs. It's also home to the city's sole astronomical observatory and one of its most spacious parks. With its mix of upscale condos, apartments, and single-family homes, it's easy to see why this suburb appeals to so many different residents.

Montgomery- The tree-lined streets, access to downtown, and family-friendly ambiance make the suburb of Montgomery a favorite among young professionals and families alike. This upscale neighborhood is located 15 miles from downtown, but easily accessible from most of Cincy's major roadways. It is home to some of the city's premier shopping, along with plenty of restaurants, green spaces, and a historic downtown of its own.


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