Hire a professional to do your hardwood flooring refinishing Vancouver WA
You think you can save money by refinishing your hardwood floors yourself, but the risks to your floor may not be worth it. For a professional the process is usually straightforward, but there are a lot of steps in the process, and there are huge advantages to having experience in refinishing floors. Mistakes can be glaringly obvious, and it is possible that you could end up hurting the value of your home, rather than improving it.
Hardwood floor refinishing is labor-intensive, messy, and loud. A professional refinisher will use the proper equipment, and know the methods of protecting your family and the rest of your home from the dust and inconvenience.
A flooring professional will inspect and measure your floors and give you an estimate. Then he or she will check the thickness of your flooring to make sure there is enough solid wood to allow a complete sanding job. The floors will then be sanded (we use a dustless sanding process), after which filler will be applied to cracks and holes in the wood. The floor may be stained, and then the finish is applied. The number of coats will be determined by your flooring professional, usually two or three, with thorough drying time in between coats.
Experience definitely counts when it comes to refinishing a hardwood floor. Do yourself a favor and hire a skilled professional to do the job.