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Careful and proper hardwood floor services are very important to preserve hardwood floors’ natural beauty as well as extend its life. If you are not a DIYer, how much should you spend when having your wood floor taken care of by a pro?
Hiring a pro, you will be advised about the finest products and solutions for your floor based on your requirement and expectation. The provider will also inform you about the installation method in detail as well as the cost and time of construction.
Applying refinishes on untreated hardwood floor
About solid hardwood floor:
About engineered-wood floor:
Installing engineered-wood floor
The cost of hardwood floor installation depends on several factors including the price of materials, labor cost, ease of installation and the room itself. Choosing the right type of wood flooring is not simply a matter of aesthetics but also impact the repair and maintenance cost of your floor in the future.
Unlike installing the floor yourself, you have to pay labor cost when hiring a pro. The size of floor needs to be installed is also a matter. Installing hardwood floor for a large room is obviously cost more than a smaller one.
Generally, a basic refinishing job takes from 4 to 5 hours per 100 square feet with a cost of $1.50 – $5.00 per square foot. The cost you have to pay is determined by equipment need, size of the floor, home’s location, and labor cost. There are mainly 4 steps in a refinishing project: preparation for work, sanding, staining hardwood floor, and finishing.
You can reduce the cost by preparing the floor yourself as long as it isn’t seriously damaged. Make sure the furniture is moved out, cleaned the floor and let it dry completely before sanding.
Unfinished wood floor
After being sanded, the floor will be back to its natural look, just like an unfinished floor. After that, hardwood floor will lose its coat and need to be applied one or more new finishing coat. The new coat will protect your floor from the penetration of water and stain, so make sure the product you will use is good enough. It may be more costly but it’s worth it.
If you have a tight budget, installation and refinishing hardwood floor yourself will save you significantly. But not everyone is a DIYer, so hiring a pro to take all of the jobs for you is also a wise decision. Remember that you still have lots of options to reduce your hardwood floor services cost.