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the Price of Floor Repair and Refinishing

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$ 150
Oct 2007
Phoenix, AZ
Repairing a section of tile floor  more... close row
$ 1200
Jan 2009
Visalia, California
Refinishing new hardwood floors due to puppy  more... close row
$ 450
Oct 2007
Overland Park, KS
15' by 15' oak floor refinished  more... close row

Description of service

I pulled up the carpet in my dining room last fall and found mostly undamaged oak slats underneath. I found out that I would need to refinish the entire floor: strip the varnish, sand out the stains and inconsistencies, stain, seal, and buff it to perfection. It's a fairly labor intensive process with several steps that takes an average of two to three days to complete.

Review of Service

The service was well performed. The price was fair. I had hoped that it would cost a little less, but I researched in the area and researched doing the project on my own: realizing that I would much rather pay someone to do it than do the shotty untrained job I was likely to do. After comparing prices with a few different companies and private contractors, I found that on average, it was about $2.00-$2.50 per square foot on average in my area. My 15 x 15 room was quickly done and I signed off on the $450 ticket. Overall, the price was very fair and the service impeccable.


I had to shop around a lot to ensure that I got a fair price for the room. I researched a little online and compared with each contractor that I discussed pricing with. It seems that most businesses are on the same page with variation of about 25 cents here and there. Make sure you talk with several contractors and come prepared with the size of your room and a general idea of how much you want done to the floor and you should get a fair deal.

$ 750
Sep 2007
Sharpsville, PA
50 year old oak floor refinished  more... close row
$ 2000
Apr 2007
Delaware, OH
Rotten floors replaced upon moving in  more... close row
$ 100
May 2008
Phoenix, AZ
Resealing bathroom floors made cleaning easy  more... close row
$ 900
Oct 2007
Boston, MA
Refinishing makes floors look shiny and new  more... close row
$ 500
Nov 2008
Memphis, Tennessee
Floors repaired after small fire  more... close row
$ 450
May 2008
El Cajon, CA
Living room wood floor refinished  more... close row
$ 2000
Oct 2008
Memphis, Tennessee
1500 square feet of hardwood floors refinished  more... close row
$ 2500
Jun 2007
Farmingdale, NY
Removing carpeting and refinishing floors underneath  more... close row
$ 2000
May 2008
Boise, ID
Resurfacing floors saved a lot of money  more... close row
$ 650
Oct 2008
Orlando, Florida
Settling foundation caused cracks in tile floor  more... close row
$ 1000
Oct 2008
San Francisco, CA
Four floors refinished in a Victorian house  more... close row
$ 400
Mar 2008
brighton, co
Not very amiable floor refinishers made for long process  more... close row
$ 100
Nov 2008
San Diego, CA
New tiles not as nice as the old ones  more... close row
$ 3100
Nov 2008
Kansas City, MO
Hardwood floors all throughout the house restained  more... close row