Your hardwood flooring should last for the lifetime of your home, but every so often, it needs a little care. As long as your floors are not worn to the bare wood, a refinishing will restore them to their original beauty. But if done incorrectly, a refinishing project can turn disastrous. Here are some reasons why you should hire a professional to help you restore your home’s beauty.Your hardwood flooring should last for the lifetime of your home, but every so often, it needs a little care. As long as your floors are not worn to the bare wood, a refinishing will restore them to their original beauty. But if done incorrectly, a refinishing project can turn disastrous. Here are some reasons why you should hire a professional to help you restore your home’s beauty.
You’ll Save Money on Supplies
Just because you can do it yourself, doesn’t mean it won’t cost you a lot of money. The tools and materials you will need make for an extensive list, including:
- Plastic sheeting
- Pry bar
- Nail set
- Putty knife
- Large flooring sander
- Random-orbit sander
- Paint tray
- Lamb’s wool applicator
- Cleaning rags
- Paint brush
- Foam brush
- Dust mask
- Shop vacuum
- Tack cloth
- 8d finishing nails
- 220-grit sandpaper
- Steel wool
- Painter’s masking tape
- Wood putty
- Wood stain
Any shortcuts will damage your floors, or at least make them look cheap. And if you have to do anything over or fix mistakes, that will cost you even more! Yes, a professional will charge for their time, but you will most likely still save money in the long run.
- You Could Turn Your Home into an Amusement Park
And not in a fun way. If you’re not careful, your floor will end up with some serious crests and valleys. Your kids will love it – everyone else not so much. It could even be dangerous for older adults who walk with a cane or have trouble getting around. It will also drive down the value of your home. Working with a professional will guarantee that it gets done right the first time.
- You Could Set Your House on Fire
As you apply stain to your floor, you’ll need to remove excess stain. This is typically done with cloths or rags. But oily rags naturally generate heat, especially when kept together in a bundle or within an enclosed space. They should never be allowed to pile up. If not disposed of properly, you could end up with a lot of damage on your hands. A professional will take proper safety precautions and dispose of materials safely.
- You May Not Actually Solve the Problem
Without realizing it, your floors may be in worse shape than you thought. Refinishing is a good solution if your floors are not worn down to the bare wood, but if they are in bad shape, they need to be refurbished instead, which involves an entirely different process.
Also, refinishing is not recommended for certain types of floors. Laminate is not made of wood, so refinishing will damage it. And engineered hardwood is best maintained by re-sealing and buffing.
A professional will be able to inspect your floors and know right away what needs to be done.Get Help with Your ProjectNo matter what your home needs to maintain its beauty, World of Floors in Brandon, Florida can help. We will inspect and measure your floors, and help you determine the best solution. Stop by today to schedule a consultation!