Here are a few things to consider when choosing a floor company to sand and refinish your wood floors.
Three things to look for when hiring a flooring contractor
- Are they fully insured?
- How long will the hardwood sanding and refinishing job take?
- What do customers say about their work and experience?
I get these questions a lot and these are my responses:
- Ace Wood Flooring is fully insured.
- We can complete any job within five days of you contacting you. We complete over 1,100 houses annually.
- Our reputation is unmatched with hundreds of 5 star reviews online.Take a look at Angie’s List and Yelp.
Six Frequently Asked Questions When Sanding and Refinishing Floors
Why should I refinish my hardwood floors? Sanding and refinishing your floors rejuvenates the wood, buffs out your scratches, and leaves a nice shine making it look as good as new. It can provide a cozy, inviting look to your home or a professional look to your office. It is good to get this done every once in a while as to not severely damage your floors and perhaps avoid a sooner completely new installation.
Can’t I just do it myself? You certainly can, but there are a couple things to consider. First, you won’t save yourself much money, if at all. Once you buy all the tools and supplies, it may cost more to do it yourself. Then, you still might make a mistake, then you will have to pay for the professionals to fix it anyway. So, if you want to make sure the job is done right by a professional team with state-of-the-art tools and experience in making hardwood floors look brand new again and not have to worry about making any mistakes, you can trust Ace Wood Flooring. However, if you still want to try it on your own, you do not need a permit to do so.
How much does it cost? You can call or email us for a free estimate. However, refinishing floors is charged by the square foot of the floor. The price range is usually somewhere between $2.50 to $5.50 per square foot of sanding, staining, and coats of finish. A couple factors can play into the price range, including but not limited to the size of floor, complexity of the job, type of hardwood, condition of the floors, the stains, wear and tear, and the type of residence, such as a house or apartment. Also, if you live in an apartment, living on a higher floor and difficulty of parking can also play a role.
How long does it take? It depends on the size and condition of the floors, but Ace Wood Flooring completes the job within 5 days of your call. If it is a small section of flooring, it may be completed in just a few days and if it is a large, complex floor with a lot of damage from scratches and stains, it may take a bit longer.
When is the best time to refinish the floors? You can have your floors refinished any time of the year. One thing to consider, however, is if you are planning to move your furniture outdoors while work is being done on your floors, then you will want to avoid harsh cold and snowy winter conditions and choose a day where you know it is not going to rain, unless you can cover all of the furniture.
What else should be considered? When you have work being done to sand and refinish the floors, it would be wise to stay outside of your home when the work is going on. Either have a place to stay at a family member’s, friend’s, or neighbor’s house in the meantime until completion. When the workers do the sanding, they wear a mask as to not inhale any debris, wood chippings, dirt, dust, or any of the staining or finish supplies.
Also, consider this as a possible solution to save time and money: If only a small portion of your wood floors is scratched, dented, or damaged in any way, it would be cost efficient and probably best for you to just get the damaged section of your floor sanded and refinished. You can opt for a light sand and seal in that one section and leave the rest as is.
If you have any questions, contact Troy at 401-241-3966 or you can email info (at) acewoodfloors.wpengine.com. As you know, our motto is, “We answer the phone.” Give us a call!