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the Price of Floor Repair and Refinishing

Price 
Location 
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Description
$ 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
$ 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

Description of service

Refinish hardwood floors in a Victorian house. There were four rooms (bedroom, living room, dining room, office) as well as a fifty foot hallway. There was also some minor repairs to the floor at the top of the stairs where a board had been worn away. The floors were in very bad shape, with a lot of dirt ground in, and random dents, gouges and scrapes. The floor service we selected did mechanical sanding of the floors, and then applied three coats of polyurethane. General dust cleanup was included in the service, and this was done on a vacant house before we moved in.


Review of Service

The floors looked amazing. The sanding removed all the damaged wood to expose new wood underneath, and rather than being scuffed and scraped, they were shiny and new. The polyurethane finish created a nice, medium glossy finish. The refinisher warned us that the wood would look a little pale and we should give it time to yellow. At first it was alarming how pale it looked, but the wood ambered to a nice yellow finish within a month or so. Dust removal was pretty good, but we needed to follow up with a really thorough vacuuming to get the dust out of every crack.


Tips

If you're moving into a house with hardwood floors, get them refinished before you move the furniture and everything in. It will save you money and a lot of aggravation, as you won't have to move everything around. Also, the initial color of the floors will definitely yellow, so don't get freaked out if they initially look a lot paler than you want.


$ 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