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7 Reasons Why Hardwood Floor Refinishing Is Not A DIY Job

by Alex M. Worked as a Business Development Manager

Hardwood floor refinishing keeps your wood floors looking their best while also protecting them from water damage, scratches, and nicks. 

There are some homeowners who are put off by the cost of hardwood floor refinishing San Fernando Valley and try to handle the refinishing, repainting, and staining themselves.

Often, this is a costly mistake, and the job is more complicated than homeowners realize. Here are some reasons why you should leave this job to the professionals.

1. Equipment For Hardwood Floor Refinishing Is Cumbersome

If you've ever used a handheld sander or belt sander, you might think the equipment for hardwood floor refinishing is just as lightweight and easy to use. Refinishing equipment is often cumbersome, heavy, and difficult to move, let alone control!

2. Choosing Sandpaper Grit Requires Some Experience

Floor refinishing equipment requires sandpaper of a particular grit, just like sandpaper you use on wood items in your home. A finer grit removes light layers of materials, while a heavier grit helps strip away thick layers of paint and other coatings. 

3. Proper Sanding Techniques Require Skill

Hardwood floor refinishing San Fernando Valley requires more than choosing the right grit of sandpaper; improper floor sanding can leave swirl marks and other unsightly streaks, and create an uneven finish across the floor. 

4. Improper Sanding Damages Walls And Baseboards

When sanding floors for refinishing, it's easy to damage nearby walls and baseboards. Sanding too close to the edges of a room or failing to use guides to reach the corners and edges of the floor often results in damage to baseboards and drywall.


5. Ignoring Wood Dust After Sanding Leaves Behind A Mess

There will still be some dust and debris left over after hardwood floor refinishing even if you use a bagged sander. Homeowners often fail to clean dust properly before they apply coatings of paint or stain, which can lead to an uneven and unsightly finish.

6. Hardwood Refinishing Requires Products

For hardwood refinishing, it's often difficult to choose between the different paints, stains, sealants, and other coatings available 

Too much staining will result in overly dark floors, but not enough staining will result in a rich, true color. Hardwood floor refinishing San Fernando Valley by a professional guarantee a beautiful finish.

7. Wood Floor Restoration Is Hazardous To Your Health

Wood floor restoration is harmful to your health in addition to trying to manage a cumbersome floor sander. When inhaled, wood dust can cause respiratory problems, as well as skin irritations and allergic reactions.

Also hazardous to the lungs, volatile organic compounds in paint and stains can irritate the eyes and sinuses. 


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About Alex M. Advanced   Worked as a Business Development Manager

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