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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
$ 750
Sep 2007
Sharpsville, PA
50 year old oak floor refinished  more... close row

Description of service

We had our 50 year old oak living room floor refinished. We hired someone local who came with good references. The room we had done is 366 square feet. We owned this house for 30 years. The floor was covered with carpeting when we bought it. The only attention ever given to the floor was a good cleaning several times when we replaced the carpeting. Our contractor removed the trim around the room and replaced it with new trim, stained to match. The contractor used an upright sander that sanded in one foot widths. He went over the floor two times with the sander. One coat of stain, and two coats of polyurathain. The stain and two gallons of poly cost about $150.00. There was also his cost of sand paper, steel wool, special clothes for the dust, and pads he used to put the poly on with. And of course the new trim, doorway trim and his labor. It took him about 15-20 hours from start to finish.

Review of Service

We were very happy with the finished service. He did an excellent job getting out some dark spots that were caused by water seeping through the carpeting where large plants were sitting. We were also impressed with how he removed the quarter round around the room and how neat the corners were done. Surprisingly there wasn't even a lot of dust in other parts of the room. This man surpassed our expectations.


If you are thinking of tackling this job on your own please get some estimates first. The cost of renting the sander over a two or three day period is expensive. Research your contractor, ask to see his some of his work. If he is good he will be glad to give you a few names of people he serviced. On last note, do not get a high gloss finish it will show every scratch.

$ 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
$ 1000
Oct 2008
San Francisco, CA
Four floors refinished in a Victorian house  more... close row
$ 650
Oct 2008
Orlando, Florida
Settling foundation caused cracks in tile floor  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