What is Included in Hardwood Floor Refinishing?

One of our most requested services is our hardwood floor refinishing projects. Hardwood floor refinishing is the process of removing damages incurred on wood floors without having to replace them. A common question homeowners ask contractors is ‘what is included in hardwood floor refinishing?’ While we cannot speak for other companies, this is what Valor Home Services includes. 

Movement of Furniture

One of the first things our team of experts will do is move any furniture in the way of our refinishing. Bigger items are harder for some of our clients to move, so we are happy to help. We do ask that smaller, lighter items be moved before we start our process. Once the job is complete, we will move all the furniture back in place. If there is any trash or debris, our team will also clean that every day before we head out. 


The second step we will do is sand the floors. This will not only help even the floors but also remove any stains, scratches, dents, sun fading and scuffs. If the floors are not thick enough to sand, we will have to replace that section or all of the boards. Before we start sanding, we will let you know if that is the case for your projects. We bring in our own equipment for sanding. Sanding does produce a lot of dust. Therefore, we suggest animals and clients stay away from the room that is being worked on.


After sanding, our team of refinishers will then move on to staining. They will go with the color you picked during the consultation and apply it to the sanded floors. Depending on the type of stain and the brand, drying times vary. We recommend avoiding the room as much as possible. If you have pets or children, we suggest keeping them on the other end of the home or finding a place for them to stay while it finishes drying. 


Once the stain is dry, we will do final touchups. We will go through the area and make sure everything is even and looks nice. We will make any corrections that need to be done during this time as well. After everything is good to go, we will take photos and place items back in place. Our crew will walk the homeowner through the room as well as give them any final tips or advice or answer any questions the client may have. 


One of the best things about Valor Home Services is that we offer exclusive warranties on our projects. We have a 3-year craftsmanship warranty, meaning we will call you and inspect our job every year, and if any damages happen during the 3-year warranty, we will fix it. After three years, we will still call you to check up on the floors. If any additional steps need to be taken, we will discuss that with you over the phone. 

Our main goal at Valor Home Services is to provide you with a stress-free experience from start to finish. During all our projects, including hardwood floor refinishing, we want to be transparent with you the entire time. If you are ready to enjoy a relaxing home improvement experience, then give us a call today.