Wood Floor Restoration FAQ
We get a number of questions over and over about wood floor restoration so we decided to create this Frequently Asked Questions page. If you have other questions about a specific space, contact us and we’ll have a look and get you the facts.
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Wood Floor Restoration Q/A
How much does it cost to refinish existing hardwood floors?
This will depend on how much work has to be done. But typically, you’re looking at $2,500 to $6,000 depending on how big the house is and how worn out the floors are. Also, any repairs can add to the cost. If you’re just moving into the Upstate, you’ll realize that prices to do a wood floor restoration are usually lower than what you are used to in larger, urban areas.
If you get a significantly lower quote (and we encourage you to get at least three quotes), be sure to look carefully. Remember, you don’t want to pay for two floor refinishes.
Is it worth restoring hardwood floors?
Many times, yes. If you don’t want a completely new floor, then floor refinishing is probably a good choice. A new floor is beautiful but often you have a really nice floor already if you just do a professional refinishing job. We have a good article that has some other info here. Additional issues arise refinishing 100 year old wood floors, so call and find out the answers.
Ask to see some homes we’ve refinished and we will show you before and afters. You’d be amazed at how nice your floors can look with some TLC.
Is it cheaper to refinish or replace hardwood floors?
Refinishing a wood floor is cheaper.
Refinishing: Pull the trim, sand the floors, apply the finish, apply a 2nd coat…
Replace your floor: Demolition (removing trim, pulling up all the old floor), check to see if subfloor needs repair and repair if needed, place moisture barrier, install floor, sand, finish…you get the idea.
Is there a super cheap way to refinish hardwood floors?
Try what is called revitalizer. Applying a revitalizer gloss is the simplest and cheapest way to refinish hardwood floors. This approach works best on floors that only have surface-level scratches and other minor wear and tear issues. You can get the job done without the need for equipment rentals or hard-to-find materials.
If you only have some mild scratches, you can get a professional buffer (experience not included) and give the floor a once over to remove scratches. Then apply the gloss revitalizer. It’s definitely not as good as a sand and refinish but it may suit your needs. FYI, if you haven’t done DIY floor work before, it’s harder than it looks. Really. Just sayin’…
What Is Wood Floor Restoration and Why Is It Important?
Wood floor restoration involves the process of bringing back the original beauty and functionality of your wooden floors. This service is essential for homeowners and business owners who want to maintain the aesthetic appeal and durability of their flooring, thereby increasing property value.
How Long Does a Typical Wood Floor Restoration Take?Toggle Title
The duration of a wood floor restoration project can vary depending on the size of the area and the extent of damage. Generally, smaller rooms can be completed within a day or two, while larger or more damaged floors may take up to a week.
Can All Types of Wood Floors Be Restored?
Most wood floors can be restored, including hardwood, softwood, and engineered wood. However, the methods and materials used may differ based on the type of wood and its current condition.
How Much Does Wood Floor Restoration Cost?
The cost of wood floor restoration depends on various factors like the type of wood, the extent of damage, and the size of the area to be restored. It’s best to get a personalized quote from a reputable service provider for a more accurate estimate.
What’s the Difference Between Wood Floor Restoration and Refinishing?
While the terms are often used interchangeably, refinishing typically involves just the top layer of the wood, removing scratches and restoring the finish. Terms differ. Example: hardwood floor resurfacing vs refinishing. But you get the idea. Restoration is more comprehensive, addressing deeper damage and often involving sanding down to the bare wood.