How to refinish a hardwood floor
If you’re planning to refinish a hardwood floor, make sure you know what you’re getting into. Your options include the following.
You can hire a professional to completely refinish the hardwood floor. Be sure to get several estimates; the estimates will depend upon several factors: quality of workmanship, materials used, and perhaps where you live. Make sure you ask the professionals what type of polyurethane finish they use; the harder the finish, the more resistant it will be to black heel marks and the longer before you have to refinish your hardwood floor again.
If you do the job yourself, you’ll need to rent a sander and purchase sandpaper in a range of grits, as well as stain and polyurethane. Of course you’ll need to consider the time it takes to refinish a hardwood floor and the time lost from your employment and other activities, unless you really enjoy this type of work.
It’s possible that you or the professional you hire will not need to completely refinish the hardwood floor. If the floor is in good shape but the finish is dull, refinishing hardwood floors without sanding may be enough: applying one or two coats of a good quality floor restorer.
That’s the best news about how to refinish a hardwood floor is that you probably don’t need to do it at all. A simple, inexpensive floor restorer may save you a lot of money, as well as time, hassle, and the risk of permanent damage to your floors. A professional grade floor restorer can restore the natural beauty of your floors in one easy application. That “new floor” look can last for months.
Make sure it contains no petroleum. The best way to refinish a hardwood floor turns out to be a lot cheaper and easier than you thought.