Questions About Refinishing Hardwood Floors Answered

Posted on May 11th, 2015 by

Worn out hardwood flooring in the living room or other common areas can take on a breathtakingly beautiful appearance after they are refinished. If you’re thinking of refinishing your floors, consider the following common questions beforehand:

1. What should I do with the laminate, vinyl, tile or carpet that currently covers my floors?
Most refinishers remove the top layer and dispose of it for you, as well as repair and prep your floors for refinishing.

2. How long does the process take?
The length of the project depends on several factors, including the amount of floor space, repair, sanding, staining, the wood type, the finish type and the number of coats. Most projects take 2-5 days total.

3. Can I change the color of my wood flooring?
Yes, it’s possible to change the color, and it doesn’t matter if you want to go light, dark, or anywhere in between.

4.When can we use the floor?
It’s generally recommended to wait at least 24 hours after the final application and to wear socks only (no bare feet or shoes) for at least 48 hours.

5. How long will the finish last?
How long the finish lasts depends a lot on the homeowner’s lifestyle. Typically, the finish will last 7-10 years with routine cleaning. Having a “shoes off” policy and using felt pads on furniture feet can help extend the life of the finish.

If you’re looking to have new flooring installed in your home instead of refinishing, make Carpet Mills of America your first choice for all your flooring needs. You can give us a call at (972) 418-6606 or visit our showroom to speak with a flooring expert.