Floor Refinishing Cost
The average hardwood floor refinishing cost is typically going to range anywhere from several hundred dollars up to several thousand dollars. But this range on an individual case-by-case level depends on several key considerations including the type of wood and what refinishers are needed to properly finish the job. Below are a few key things to consider when doing any refinishing work on hardwood floors:
The first thing you should think about before you start any new finish on your floor is whether or not you want to replace or add the new finish to your existing flooring. For example, refinishing the floor may be a great way to bring out the colors of your floors while keeping them intact. If you decide to refinish the floor yourself, you will have to take into consideration any type of finish or protective coating you have on your existing flooring. This will ensure that the new finish will look as good as possible on your floors, but it may also lead to having to purchase more than one finish for your floors. This means you will have to get rid of the old finish and buy another in order to get the best results.
The amount of refinishing costs will be directly related to the type of hardwood you have, the depth of the stain and the type of finish applied to the floor. If you have just purchased a nice new hardwood floor, you can usually use your existing flooring as a starting point to refinish your existing floor. If you have an older floor that needs to be refinished, it may need to be replaced with another type of flooring or may need to be sanded down completely and reinstalled. This can be done using the same finish or you may choose to apply a new finish altogether.
Another consideration that may need to be considered before you start any new refinishing is the type of floor you are going to be refinishing. If your floors are unfinished, then you can usually opt to go with the same finish as your existing floor. If you have finished floors, then you may have a different selection of finishes to work with and this will have to be decided upon prior to beginning any floor refinishing. A common option used is the application of a top coat of the new finish over the entire floor.
Another decision you may want to make before you start any floor refinishing is whether or not you want to cover up the areas where you have already installed new flooring. You do not want to have to redo the old finish that’s already there, because you want the new finish to show up beautifully against the existing finish. If your current floors were stained, then you may want to use a clear sealant on these areas and simply repaint the floor again. When choosing which type of finish to use, it is recommended to test a small area to see how the new finish will look on your existing floors and then go from there.
Once you’ve thought through the factors above, you should be able to easily determine which floor refinishing is best for your home. If you have any questions about any of the information above, feel free to ask your flooring professional to give you some advice and guidance.