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If you’ve decided it’s time to do something about your old, ugly hardwood floors, refinishing most likely has come to mind. What is refinishing? Is it more expensive or cheaper than replacement? What does it all entail? These are probably a few of the questions you’ve asked yourself. At JRK Flooring, we are leading experts on refinishing hardwood flooring in Jackson County and are here to answer all of the questions you may have.

    1. What is hardwood refinishing?
      In simple terms, refinishing gives your hardwood floors the ultimate comeback. Over time, your floors endure heavy foot traffic, receive numerous scratches, scuffs, and dents, and may even see water damage. By opting to refinish your hardwood, you are not only letting your floor see another light of day but are also increasing the value of your home as well.
    2. What is the process of refinishing?
      As a trusted hardwood floor refinishing company in Jackson County, we start the process with a thorough sanding. This removes a thin layer of the old finish, smoothing overs any dents and scratches that the floor has seen throughout its days. After a smooth surface is prepared, we use a combination of our commercial grade, oil- and water-based products to stain and finish. Depending on how dark you want your floor, staining can take anywhere between one and two days to dry. After it has dried, it is then ready to choose either a water-based or oil-based polyurethane finish to be applied.
    3. How much does hardwood floor refinishing cost?
      Refinishing costs will vary among any hardwood flooring refinishing company. At JRK Flooring, our services start at $2.49/sq-ft. However, it is essential to keep in mind that refinishing is much cheaper than completely replacing your current hardwood floors.
    4. Do I have to hire a hardwood refinishing company or can I do it myself?
      While refinishing can definitely be a DIY project and may even be a bit cheaper, you will find it is very easy to make mistakes. We highly suggest hiring a professional wood flooring refinishing company to do the job. These experts will have the highest quality tools and material to refinish fast and effectively.
    5. Which do I choose? Oil-based or water-based?
      This is a question many people who are refinishing their floors are unsure about.Oil-based polyurethane has an amber hue that darkens over time, really highlighting the detail of your hardwood floor. Oil-based is softer and has a reasonably long drying time. On the other hand, water-based polyurethane is a clear coating, dries much faster than oil, is less odorless, and is more expensive than oil. At JRK Flooring we give you the option to choose which one you desire.
    6. How long does refinishing take?
      The timeline for refinishing depends on a few factors. One is the condition of your floors and the second is which polyurethane finish you choose. With an oil-based poly, you should expect the refinishing process to take 3-5 days. Meanwhile, water-based poly dries much faster, and up to three coats can be applied.

As you can see, there is quite a bit of consideration to make when deciding to refinish your floor – time being a critical one. Again, if you want a fast and efficient refinishing process, we highly suggest hiring a wood flooring refinish company in Jackson County. With JRK Flooring, you can be sure you will receive high-quality craftsmanship and customer service experience. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are considering refinishing over replacement, we can offer advice and  guidance for your final decision. Contact JRK Flooring your local, premier hardwood flooring company today to receive your free estimate.

We look forward to working with you!