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How to Prepare for a Floor Refinishing Project?

Posted by on May 13, 2016
Floor refinishing

Refinishing your flooring is an extensive project but it will be worth it in the end!

Before you prepare for floor refinishing, there are a few tips you need to know to make sure the project goes off without a hitch. Sometimes a flooring refinishing project can seem overwhelming, but a little preparation will make everything much smoother. Let’s jump right in and take a look at the best ways to prepare for your next flooring project.

Find the Right Floor Refinishing Project Contractor

No one expects you to know every single detail about what a floor refinishing project entails. But it’s good to know the basic details about the project so you will know exactly what you want. That way, you’ll be able to find and work with a contractor you feel comfortable with. Make sure to learn more about all the services the contractor offers, as well as more about the company. It’s also good to ask friends and family for referrals and make sure to ask for testimonials from your contractor.

Leave During the Project

Sometimes, it may be necessary that you leave your home during the project because the project can disrupt your daily activities. Keep in mind that furniture will have to be moved from room to room, and it may even need to be completely removed from the house. Also, there is generally a lot of dust from the project even if the area is fully sealed off. A flooring project can take three to five days, but it really depends on how much work needs to be done. It can take a lot longer if you need extensive work. Make sure to communicate with your contractor before the project to get an estimate on how long the floor refinishing will take. That will let you plan ahead and make alternative accommodations for a few days if needed.

What to Expect During a Flooring Refinishing

If you have to stay, just be prepared for what the entire flooring refinishing process entails. The equipment used when refinishing floors are generally very loud. If you have younger children or pets, just make sure you are able to keep them as far away from the noise as possible. Some of the areas of your floor will be completed before others, so you may have to spend time strategically placing furniture until the entire project is complete.

Get In Touch With John K Eareckson & Co. Today

At John K. Eareckson & Co., we pride ourselves on providing the best quality and craftsmanship in the Baltimore-Washington area, from custom hardwood installation and repairs to refinishing. So if you’re in the market for new hardwood flooring, pick up the phone and give us a call today! If you have any questions about New Hardwood Floors, please contact John K. Eareckson & Co. by calling 410-788-4200 or visit JKEHardwoodFlooring.com today for a free quote regarding any of your hardwood flooring needs. You can also follow us on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter!

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