How to Choose a Hardwood Floor Refinishing Company

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If you have wood flooring and the finish is worn or you just want a new look, you need a hardwood floor refinishing company. Going about choosing the right one can take some time. However, if you know the right questions to ask, you’ll end up with one who can do the job the way you want it done and do it well.

Do You Know How You Want Your Floors to Look?

One of the hardest parts about refinishing wood floors is choosing a new color and finish. If you do know what you want, you can tell each company you’re considering and they can advise you whether they can do the job as you want it done before either of you get too far into the quote process. However, we know that the vast majority of our clients only have an idea of what they want. If that is your situation, you’ll want to talk to each hardwood floor refinishing company and ask them for their recommendations. An experienced company will ask you questions, including the wood species of your floors, to help provide recommendations.

Total Refinish or Buff & Recoat?

Keep in mind that there are two processes for hardwood floor refinishing. A total floor refinish includes stripping your floors down to the wood and applying multiple layers of stain and finish. This is the only method where you can change the color of your floors. The other type of wood floor refinishing has many names including, rescreen, buff and recoat, or screen and recoat. In this process the hardwood floor refinishing company removes the top layers only. If you still love the color of your floors and don’t have any major imperfections, this is the option you’ll likely want.

Compare Multiple Quotes in Detail

Because there are two different processes, quotes can vary. When comparing quotes from different floor refinishing companies, make sure you’re comparing the same process. Whether you’re planning a total refinish or a rescreen, you will need to choose a finish or topcoat. There are many different options for this and each has a slightly different cost. Compare the finish for each quote to ensure that you will get the type of finish you want for your floors.

Choose a Local & Licensed Hardwood Floor Refinishing Company

Because many of the tools needed to refinish hardwood floors are available to rent at the hardware store, lots of handyman businesses offer floor refinishing. However, many of these aren’t licensed businesses. They also don’t do the job regularly so they lack the expertise that a hardwood floor refinishing company has. We also caution against choosing a national company. Sometimes they outsource their work. That means you don’t know who will really be handling the job and if they have experience doing what you’ve paid for.

Seer Flooring is Your Local & Licensed Hardwood Floor Refinishing Company

Not only are we a local and licensed flooring company, but we’re also insured. With our experienced teams in each of our three local offices (Palm Harbor, St. Petersburg and Sarasota), you can trust that we’ll do the job right and stand behind our work. If you are looking for a hardwood floor refinishing company, call us today at (727) 469-7963. You can also fill out our contact form for your free consultation and quote.