Wood Floor Refinishing Boston MA

​If you already have a hardwood floor that just needs some extra care, then you’ve come to the right place.  Our Floor Refinishing Service is just one of our many specialties here at Boston Floor Experts.  We can take even the most battered and time-worn floor, and have it looking brand-new in no time! Our service include: 









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    REFINISH – Don’t Replace 

    ​Scratches, stains, fading, and other damage are all normal signs of typical wear-and-tear for any floor.  But just because your hardwood floor is a little worn out doesn’t mean that you need to replace it entirely.  Replacing a hardwood floor can be expensive, not to mention unnecessary; most hardwood floors are sturdy enough to last a lifetime!

    So instead of replacement, consider refinishing your floors instead! Boston Floor Experts can quickly have your hardwood floors looking brand-new again with some sanding and a new finish, and all at a fraction of the cost of a replacement floor.  So long as there are no serious problems like large holes or severely warped areas, our services can significantly improve the quality and appearance of your hardwood floors.

    WHEN IS REFINISHING NECESSARY?

    ​Usually it is recommended that you get your hardwood floors refinished every 10-15 years.  There are a couple signs you can look out for when determining whether or not it is time to refinish:

    • Your floor looks dull/ faded, or has a noticeable amount of scratches and gouges.
    • Water absorbs into the wood rather than resting on top of it.  This is an important sign that your floor needs to be refinished, because it means the protective sealant has been worn away.

    Types of Hardwood Floors That Can be Refinished:

    • Most solid ¾” hardwood floors, including (but not limited to):
    • Cherry
    • Walnut
    • Oak
    • Maple
    • Hickory
    • Engineered Hardwood
    • Laminate floors cannot be refinished.

    If you’re looking for the best floor refinishers in town, then don’t hesitate!  Call us today for a free quote, or click the link above to fill out our online form!

    PREPARING FOR YOUR FLOORS TO BE REFINISHED

    First and foremost, all furniture will need to be removed from the room that you’re having refinished.  Once that task has been completed, it is best to limit you and your family’s travel through the room until the project is finished; extra traffic can lead to more surface scratches, and also risk exposure to excess moisture.

    We’ll be sure to cover any doors, windows, etc. with plastic sheeting to help prevent the spread of dust.  Plastic sheeting and open windows in neighboring rooms will also help keep the chemical smell of the finish from settling into your home.

    Finally, organize a way to be out of your home for the duration of the project.  Floor refinishing uses a number of chemicals that have strong scents, and aren’t safe to breathe in over prolonged periods of time.  The average length of time needed for a refinishing job is about 4 to 5 days, depending upon the size of the area.

    The Process of Floor Refinishing

    First, if your floor has any heavy scratches, gouges, or blemishes, it will need to be sanded down to restore evenness.  Sanding hardwood floors is often essential to restoration, but don’t fear; our professional floor team will only do the lightest amount of sanding necessary in order to ensure that your floor is perfectly smooth.  Most ¾” solid hardwood floors will be thick enough to withstand multiple sandings throughout their lifetime.

    Second, we’ll go over your floor with a filler that is the approximate color of the original wood.  Once the filler is dry, we’ll follow through with a second sanding (using a finer grain) to make sure there aren’t any irregularities in the application of the filler.  Once that’s done, we’ll vacuum up any dust, and then start applying the finish.

    At Boston Floor Experts, we offer a dustless floor sanding that cuts down on both the time and the mess.  We use special sanders with self-contained dust control so that less dust makes it into the air and your home.  A small amount of dust may still be present, but dustless floor sanding is great for minimizing clean-up time and is ideal for homes with small children, or with people suffering from allergies or asthma.

    ​Once your floors have been refinished, read up on tips on maintaining your newly polished floors here.