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3 Things to Know About Denver Hardwood Refinishing

October 19, 2016

When your hardwood floor starts to show its age with scratches or a lackluster finish, it may be time to consider having it refinished by a Denver hardwood floor professional. Hardwood refinishing is the process of removing the old finish with a sander and then applying a shiny new one to your hardwood floors. But, before you schedule a refinishing with a professional, make sure you know these three facts:

You may need to leave the house

As a Denver hardwood refinishing professional works on your floors, it may be best—although it is not required—to leave your home. Furniture will have to be moved around to empty out the rooms with hardwood floors, leaving some rooms completely unusable until the job is complete. There may also be an unpleasant odor lingering in the area while the new finish is applied and drying. Besides the smell, the sanding process kicks up a lot of dust into the air, which could trigger allergies in those who live within the home. Sanding a hardwood floor can also be rather noisy, so if you have a baby or work from home, you should definitely consider heading out of the house until the floors are done. Learn more about the process of refinishing a hardwood floor.

The time it takes depends on the condition of your floor

If you ask a Denver hardwood refinishing professional to estimate how long the project will take, he will need to know a few things about your home. First, he or she will need to know how big the area is that needs to be refinished, as well as the extent of the damage on the floors. If you want the contractor to do all rooms at once to shorten the time it takes, you will need to arrange for the furniture to be moved out of all of the rooms. If you don’t have space for this, then the contractor will need to move a bit more slowly doing one room at a time, so expect it to take a little longer.

Denver hardwood refinishing should be done in dry weather

How does the weather outside affect your hardwood refinishing project inside? Wood floors have somewhat porous surfaces. If the weather is humid and wet, the floor may absorb some of the moisture in the air after the old finish has been sanded off. When the new finish is applied, it will take much longer to dry since the floorboards are now slightly wet. If you’re hoping to get back into the room quickly, check the forecast before you schedule a refinishing project. Also, be sure to talk to the company that you are working with to determine if the weather is dry enough to get the job done.

If you’re looking for more information on Denver hardwood refinishing, contact the experts at TGB Flooring. With over 25 years in the business, we have the experience and professionalism to assist you in restoring the original beauty of your floors. Call today for a free estimate at 303-738-9910.