How much does it cost to refinish hardwood floors?

If you’re considering refinishing your hardwood floors, you have a big project on your plate, and cost in dollars is only the beginning. If you’re hiring someone, $3.00 to $5.00 per square foot is a good ballpark range; within that, what you’ll pay will depend on the quality of the job, with some regional variation. If one person quotes particularly high, ask why he charges more; if you’re convinced he does a superior job, you might want to go with the high quote.

Be sure to find out from each bidder what brand of polyurethane they use. They are not created equal, and the difference between a good polyurethane and a bad one will be in the hardness of the finish. The harder the finish, the more resistant it is to black heel marks, and the longer before you have to do the job again.

The cost to refinish hardwood floors also depends on the condition of your floors.

Are you thinking of doing the job yourself? The cost to refinish hardwood floors yourself will naturally be less, but it is harder to calculate. Figure in renting a sander and purchasing sandpapers in a range of grits, stain, and polyurethane. And, of course, your own labor and time lost from whatever else you’d be doing—unless you really like this type of work.

The irreversible damage you can do to your floors should not be discounted. Refinishing floors is really not a job for amateurs, and you don’t want to end up ruining your floors only to buy new ones. So if you have a financial or emotional investment in your home, you may want to hire that high-bidding expert after all.

Fortunately, you may not have to refinish them at all. A simple, inexpensive floor restorer may save you a small fortune as well as incalculable time and stress. Pro Shot® Floor Restorer restores the natural beauty of your floors in one easy application, dries to a mirror-like finish in about 30 minutes, and is UL-listed for slip resistance. Best of all, that “new floor” look will last months and months, with no yellowing or waxy buildup. So you won’t be spending every Saturday maintaining your floors!

One more thing. Pro Shot® Floor Restorer is petroleum-free, no harsh chemicals or smelly fumes. Over one million people have now discovered the cost to refinish hardwood floors can be less than a nice dinner.

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