Want To Refinish Your Hardwood Floors? You'll Likely Have These Questions

Are your current hardwood floors looking a bit dull and worn down? Thankfully, it's possible to refinish hardwood to restore it back to its original beauty. Here are a few questions you may have about hardwood floor refinishing.

Can You Pick Any Stain Color?

The process of refinishing your floors will involve sanding the top layer of the floors, so any existing stain will be removed and the bare color of the floor will be revealed again. You will then have the option to pick any stain color that you want, and do not have to pick a darker color than what was originally on your floor. You also have the option to not stain the floors and leave them their natural color. 

Will Hardwood Refinishing Be Messy?

Many people have concerns about the amount of dust that will be created during the sanding process. Know that there is dustless equipment that will help contain the vast majority of the dust so that it is not traveling all over your home. This will help keep your home clean during the process, but there still may be a layer of dust that needs to be cleaned up.

Do You Have To Leave Your Home During Hardwood Refinishing?

Any concerns about needing to leave your home will depend on the scope of work that needs to be done. You can definitely stay in your home during the sanding process as long as there are rooms in your home that do not need to be worked on. However, there are times that you'll need to leave your home at the end of the refinishing process. 

You'll need to avoid walking on the floor for a few hours after the floors are finished, and you can move your furniture back into the rooms after a couple of days. A water-based finish will allow you to go back into your home immediately, but an oil-based finish may require you to leave your home for a longer period of time. This is because an oil-based finish can create very strong fumes, which will not be safe for staying indoors while the finish is drying. 

Where Do You Put All Your Furniture During Hardwood Refinishing? 

If you are having all the floors of your home refinished, you may be wondering what to do with the furniture that is in all those rooms. You can decide to refinish the home in sections, where you move the furniture to the other part of the home not being worked on. You can also rent a storage pod or store furniture in your garage so that the entire home can be empty. 

For more information on wood floor refinishing, contact a company like Assured Quality Woodcraft.

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