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Floor sanding doesn’t have to be a big mystery. In fact, the entire floor restoration process is pretty straightforward and quite predictable.Here are a few things that you can expect from the floor re-finishing project that you are about to undertake.

  • This will be more intensive than you thought. If you are doing the floor sanding on your own then you will quickly realize that this is a big job. Between sanding the main part of your floor, you will need to get the edges along the walls and in the corners. If you have stairs then it becomes a whole other topic. If you are thinking that this will be an easy enough job, think again.

  • Plan to leave the house for a few days. Okay, so this doesn’t have anything to do with the floor sanding but what comes after it. If you are planning on using an oil-based finish then the smell will certainly take over your home. We recommend using water-based finishes, however, depending on your nose, this could still cause some problems, so it is always good to have another place to stay when re-finishing a floor.

  • This will take longer than you thought. If you hired a wood floor sanding company to do the work for you then you can expect the entire floor restoration job to take 3 or more days, depending on the size of the room and the condition of your floor. If you are doing this on your own then you can expect it to take a week or more depending on your skill level and how many people you have helping you.

Restoring your hardwood floor is a valuable investment for your home. When done properly, it will not only bring your old floor back to life but it will completely transform your room and your home. Now that you know what to expect, you can decide if you want to go ahead with your project or not.