If done right, hardwood flooring can be a great finish to your home. With wooden floors, humidity,wrong installations and type of wood are some of the things that can make the installations to go wrong. There are several things that you need to consider before refinishing hardwood floors and some of them are briefly highlighted below.
Hiring the right person for the job is quite important when it comes to hardwood refinishing works and so it is important to screen several contractors before you end up with one to do the works for you. While it is impossible to learn everything about hardwood flooring, it is important to know enough so that you are able to evaluate your contractor before during and after the job. When you develop an eye for properly installed hardwood floors you are able to pick out mistakes and be able to know those who do not know how to properly install the floors.
The cost of the work is something else that you should consider when hiring an ideal contractor. It is easy for you to end up with a shoddy job when you hire the wrong contractor for the job especially if they quote low prices since it will mean that they may cut corners while doing the job. It is important that the recommendation of the contractor checks out and that they are highly qualified for the work that they are going to do for you.
Make sure that you know if it is important for you to go away until the work is complete. Ideally the flooring job can take three to five days but it will also depend on several factors as well including but not limited to how fast the contractor can do the job. A lot of planning and preparation is required when doing the works and it is important to know what to expect before you begin the works in your home.
Should you stay when the works are ongoing, it is important to know what to expect so that there are no surprises. Make sure that you are ready for strong odors and sanding equipment that is quite noisy. Should you be applying the flooring to the whole house then make sure that you are also strategic when moving.
Take time to ensure that the work was successful by doing inspection especially before everything dries up so that you are confident everything was done right. Raise any issues that you may see at this point so that the necessary rectifications are made during this time. So that you are sure everything was done right, do not be afraid to hold the contractor accountable to everything that was agreed on the contract so that you are sure that the works were done as per the agreement.