Professional vs. DIY Hardwood Floor Refinishing

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Hardwood floor refinishing is the perfect way to bring new life, color, and beauty back to old and worn-out hardwood floors. Hardwood floor refinishing can be done by yourself, or you can pay to have a professional do it. It may be tempting to do it yourself, but there are big issues that can arise from not refinishing the floors properly. A few of the issues you may run into when trying to refinish your floors yourself are:

  • Shortened Lifespan – One of the most common mistakes when trying to refinish hardwood floors yourself is sanding too deep. When you sand too deep, you are basically shortening the lifespan of your hardwood floors.

Professional vs. DIY Hardwood Floor Refinishing

  • Fire – The bags of sawdust from sanding your hardwood floors have been known to spontaneously combust. It is really important to properly handle the materials during and after your project to avoid a fire.
  • Permanent Damage – Uneven sanding is common when trying to refinish your hardwood floors yourself. You will end up with high points and low points. Even if you try to hire a professional after you have made this mistake, it will be extremely difficult to fix.

When you hire an experienced professional, you will be ensuring that the lifespan of your hardwood floor is being extended through proper hardwood floor refinishing techniques. A professional will take the time and care to properly dispose of unwanted materials. When you are ready to hire a qualified and experienced professional, give us a call at Wright’s Carpet and Flooring.