Your hardwood floors add timeless beauty and charm to your home. Yet, if they’re beat up, scuffed, scratched, or discolored, it can be hard to remember how beautiful they once were. With hardwood floor refinishing, your floors can return to that rich, lustrous look they had when they were first installed.
Not sure what to expect with the hardwood floor refinishing process? Here are some common questions we often get at N-Hance® and answers from our team of experts.
How Long Does Hardwood Floor Refinishing Take?
This depends on a few factors, including the condition of your floors and the size of each room you’re having refinished. While traditional refinishing can take up to a week, especially when it comes to curing time, we offer a far faster turnaround.
Part of the reason is thanks to our Lightspeed® UV system. With it, we can cure your floors instantly using ultraviolet light. What used to take days now takes seconds, so you can get back to your life with minimal disruption.
Can I Just Refinish One Room?
If your wood floors extend into multiple rooms, then just refinishing one room will impact the appearance of your completed project. Your floors won’t be uniform, which can take away from your home’s appeal and even its value.
If there’s a natural break between rooms or floor coverings, you can install a transition piece. This will help to bridge the gap between the newly refinished floor and the old floor, creating a smoother boundary.
I Have Engineered Floors. Can You Refinish Them?
In the past, engineered wood floors couldn’t be refinished or could only be refinished one time if the process included sanding. At N-Hance, though, we offer a non-sandable floor refinishing service designed for engineered wood, cork floors, bamboo floors, and other types of non-traditional wood flooring. Contact our team, so we can examine your floors and tell you just how we can help.
Will There Be a Lot of Dust?
With traditional hardwood floor refinishing, you’ll be cleaning dust up for months after the work is done. With our process, we do not generate the usual dust, mess, and odors. We use a liquid abrasion treatment instead of heavy-duty sanders to remove the original finish.
As a result, you don’t have to worry about dust permeating your entire home. In addition, our products are water-based with lower volatile organic compounds (VOCs) when compared with traditional refinishing products. This means you don’t have to worry about toxic fumes and lingering odors.
How Much Does Hardwood Floor Refinishing Cost?
This depends on the size of your space, the condition of your floors, and which service you’re interested in. We offer classic hardwood floor refinishing, non-sandable hardwood floor refinishing, and hardwood floor restoration. Our service is typically more affordable – a fraction of the cost – when compared with traditional hardwood floor refinishing companies. Give us a call so we can learn more about your needs and provide a free quote.
How Can I Tell If I Should Refinish My Hardwood Floors?
There are obvious, tell-tale signs, like discoloration, wearing away in areas, scratches, and more. However, another way to tell it’s time for hardwood floor refinishing is to drop a few beads of water on your floor. If it soaks into the floor right away, rather than staying on top, this is a good indicator it’s time for refinishing.
What Prep Work Do I Have to Do to Get Ready?
Before our team arrives, simply clean out each room that we will be working in. This means removing all the furniture and decorative items, so it’s completely cleared out and we have full access to the floors. If you have floor-length drapes, you’ll also want to remove these, so they don’t get damaged. Once the room is all clear, we’ll handle the rest.
Can I Just Do the Work Myself?
If you have experience with refinishing, then it’s a job you might want to tackle on your own. Otherwise, hire a professional. Don’t put your valuable hardwood floors at risk by making a mistake that can cost you time, money, and result in having to have new flooring installed. It’s far easier to call our team. You’ll get results you love, guaranteed.
With our hardwood floor refinishing team, you’ll get expert craftsmen who can restore the beauty and luster of your floors. Call (855) 642-6230 to set up a FREE consultation.