Hardwood Refinishing: What You Need to Know

Are you planning to have your hardwood floors refinished now or in the future? Refinishing can be an in-depth process, requiring homeowners to prepare accordingly to make the best decision for this type of home renovation. Before you begin, here are some things you should know about hardwood floor refinishing for your Buffalo home:

Hire an experienced contractor

When it comes to floor refinishing, it’s essential to hire a contractor who’s experienced and reputable. While some people consider doing a refinishing on their own (as a DIY project), it’s far better to enlist the services of a hardwood professional to perform this tedious and labor-intensive process. By hiring a contractor, you can rest assured that the project will be completed properly according to the highest industry standards for workmanship and safety.

Choose a stain and finish

First, you’ll need to choose a stain for your floor. With numerous stains to choose from, it’s important to pick one that’s aesthetically pleasing while functional for your family and lifestyle. There are darker and lighter stains, all which can appear differently based on the type of wood you currently have. There are also several types of finishes, including matte, satin, and semi-gloss polyurethane. If you’re unsure of what type of stain is best for your floor, consult with a flooring professional who can offer the best recommendations. 

Prepare for the project

Before refinishing begins, you’ll want to do some preparation in your home. This involves clearing the space and removing all furniture, as well as anything on the walls that could become damaged (such as pictures or window treatments). It’s also important to place low-adhesive tape alongside baseboards to prevent staining on these areas. Lastly, be sure to remove all pets and children from the work zone due to hazardous wet flooring conditions and toxic fumes.

If you’re interested in hardwood floor refinishing and renovation for your Buffalo home, please get in touch with Modern Flooring, based in Buffalo, NY, and schedule your free consultation!