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Hardwood Floor FAQ's

What's the difference between Hardwood Floor Refinishing and Restoration?

Some flooring contractors don't differentiate between the two. We do because they are different categories of service. Restoration almost always means flattening the wood floors due to cupping or other damages that cause the planks to be uneven. 

When is sanding not an option?

Sanding is not an option in several scenarios. One might be that the hardwood floors might have been sanded too many times and can't be sanded again or it would damage the floors. Such an example would be where the wood has been sanded down to where the tongue and grove would be exposed when sanded again. 

Is hardwood floor a DIY kind of project?

It can be, but some people have a keen aptitude toward quickly comprehending the scope of such a project whereas most probably should hire it out. We've heard success stories from homeowners who have done the work themselves, and we've also been called by homeowners who damaged their floors trying to do the work themselves. At the end of the day, we don't generally recommend it especially if you're unsure what you're going up against. 

How long do I have to stay off the floors after they are refinished?

About 3 hours after the last coat of finish has been applied. Even though the floors may appear to be dry, they are still in a curing process where they are vulnerable to damage. Cure times vary depending on manufacturer finishes, but they are generally 90% cured in 48 hours. Fully cured in 5 days. We recommend putting the furniture back after 5 days.

What is the best time of the year to have hardwood floors refinished?

The best time actually depends on the type of service. For example, some refinishing projects may only take a day or two to finish whereas restorations can take up to a week. So the best time to have the restoration done is when you won't be home during the day. Homeowners are not required to be offsite during the work but bare floors after sanding should have minimum traffic as there would be no protection on them.  

Are You Ready For An Estimate?

If you're ready to have your floors evaluated, contact us to set up a day and time for an estimate. 

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