Do you have hardwood flooring in your home? If you do you probably know that your floor needs to be refinished about every seven years. You may have already had the opportunity to have them refinished in the past or this may be your first time completing the process. You may be wondering if this is a project that you can complete on your own or if you should hire the work out.
DIY VS Professional Hardwood Floor Refinishing
If you decide to try it yourself there are some things that you will want to think about. Most people that have tried it on their own would likely tell you that this is a job that is better off left to the professionals. For homeowners that are handy though you can give it a try yourself and see what you think. Before you do you will want to make sure that you have properly researched the correct way to complete the project.
Sanding Floors Before Refinishing
You will use a sander to refinish your flooring. Many people do not realize how powerful a drum sander can be. When you use the sander you have to be careful to keep the sander moving. If you leave it in one spot for too long it can definitely cause some problems. If you sand one area too much you could end up with extremely uneven flooring. In extreme situations you could even end up sanding so far down on your hardwood flooring that you will end up needing to replace your flooring instead of refinishing them.
Expect Dust when Refinishing Hardwood Floors
As you sand your hardwood floors it will create so much dust in your home. If you use a belt sander it will vacuum up about 90% of the dust that is created when as you sand your flooring. You want to make sure that you clean the rest of the dust up. Any dust that is left on your flooring can cause the finish on your hardwood flooring to have bumps in it. You would hate to take all the time to refinish your flooring and have flaws in it.
Refinished Hardwood Floors Drying Time
The last thing we want to warn you about is making sure you allow your flooring enough time to dry. After you refinish your flooring the finish will need time to dry thoroughly before you walk on it or put furniture back on it. Many homeowners are just ready to be done with the project once it reaches this point and they rush the drying process. If you walk or put furniture on your floor too soon you will make your beautiful finish look terrible.
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We wish you the best of luck if you decide to complete this project on your own. If you decide that this project is too involved to take on yourself give us a call here at Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning. Our skilled technicians have tons of experience refinishing floors. We can come out and get your hardwood flooring look amazing again! Contact us today.