Bay Area Wood Floor Refinishing

Many brave homemakers attempt to refinish their hardwood floors themselves … only to wind up wasting time, spending more money than they should, harming themselves, and hurting their floors. This isn’t to say that you should abandon your DIY impulses. However, small mistakes – or flaws in the process – can lead to frustrating consequences that you may not even notice for several weeks or even months.

How Professionals Can Help — Why to “Go Pro” Instead of DIY

Pro technicians can buff, sand, stain, and finish your floors. As long as the underlying wood floor isn’t damaged, technicians can repair scratched/scuffed surfaces by buffing floors down, then using clear coating to finish the work.

Sanding and refinishing can be delicate, tedious work. When done by an amateur, such processes can easily kick up a lot of dust and particulates, which can create indoor air pollution and even sicken family members or workers. Evidence suggests that microscopic particulate matter may play a role in the pathogenesis of a variety of lung ailments. When you dust and sand your wood floors, you kick up aerosolized organics and other contaminants, which can get stuck in air ducts and carpet fibers.

Aesthetically, also, the DIY approach can lead to issues, such as:

  • Over-sanding or under-sanding areas, causing unevenness and the potential for warping, buckling as well as mold and mildew growth;
  • Using the wrong chemicals or tools for the job can destroy the wood;
  • Spending money on needlessly expensive products and tools that may be unnecessary for the job.

Contact the Pros for Hardwood Floor Refinishing

Rather than waste your time and energy — and potentially put your health and your family’s health at risk — connect with the team here at Elegant Floor today for a free, thorough consultation about your wood floor refinishing needs. Give us a call at (650) 961-1339 or (408) 773-8624 or fill out our online contact form here on our website!

DIY vs Professional Hardwood Floor Refinishing