Wood Flooring Installation
Are your wood floors looking a little lackluster? Wood is considered to be one of the most stylish and durable flooring choices, but even the most hardwearing of surfaces need some TLC now and then. Hiring a floor refinishing company is the best way to ensure this labor-intensive job is done to the highest possible standard, while saving you valuable time and energy.
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Refinish Wood Flooring Costs
The cost to refinish hardwood floors depends on factors including the surface area and the condition it’s in. Prices range from $500 to around $3,000* if your floors are badly scratched or damaged.
Refinishing a hardwood floor usually involves sanding and then applying two to three coats of polyurethane. Oil-based solutions cost around $30 per gallon*, while water-based finishes cost up to $40 per gallon*.
Like other flooring projects, the cost of refinishing hardwood stairs will depend on the surface area. Because stairs require more labor than floors, the price can add between $20 and $50* per step.
Replacing hardwood floors
It’s cheaper to refinish your floors rather than replace them, but if they are damaged beyond repair, you can expect to pay between $10 and $20* per square foot to replace them, depending on the size of the floor and type of wood you choose.
Frequently Asked Questions
*Cost estimates referenced are sourced from HomeAdvisor, Angie’s List and other national home improvement websites