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How Much Does it Cost to Refinish Hardwood Flooring in Santa Monica?

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Hardwood Flooring Refinishing can increase the value of your home by $2,852

Hardwood is a wood that comes from the dicot angiosperm tree. As its name implies, it is generally harder and sturdier than most wood available in the market, thus making it a popular choice for house flooring. Floors made out of hardwood are exceptionally durable. They can last for decades and are easy to maintain and clean. Hardwood flooring can also give a home an elegant look and a spacious feel. However, through time, hardwood can also lose its style and elegance. When it happens, a quality Santa Monica hardwood flooring refinishing should be made to restore its beauty. Refinishing is the process of reapplying wood finishing to a wood work to restore its finish. There are many variety of traditional and modern finish that can be applied to a hardwood floor.

Fair price breakdown

The estimated cost of hardwood flooring refinishing in Santa Monica can be from $4,092 up to $4,460 per 300 square feet. There are some factors that can affect the cost of hardwood flooring refinishing. Some of which are the condition of the floor, quality of finish or coating, number of finishes or coats required, flooring removal and the accessibility of the floor. There are several refinishing and recoating processes available depending on the condition of the floor. There’s a screening that can cost $200 to $250, sanding, staining the hardwood and the finishing or coating. The most popular finishing is the polyurethane that can cost around $40 per gallon for water-based and $25 for the oil based.

Estimated final cost for hardwood flooring refinishing

Item Quantity Fair Price
Finished Floor Labor 57.8 Hours $3,460.72
Finished Floor Job Materials and Supplies 1200 Square Feet $764.12
Finished Floor Equipment Allowance $51.98
Totals - Cost to Refinish Hardwood Floors - 1282 Square Feet $4,276.81
Average Cost Per Square Foot $3.56

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People tend to ask why do they need to resort to refinishing when they can just replace them. They fail to realize that hardwood refinishing costs less that replacing the floors. The quality is also high and can add great value to a home if maintained properly.

Los Angeles County Hardwood Flooring Refinishing FAQ

The duration of the whole process of hardwood floor refinishing will depend on what type of polyurethane is being used. Normally, oil-based polyurethane often takes 3 to 4 days to be finished plus drying. On the other hand, water based polyurethane only takes about 2 days including the drying time.

Yes. Sanding is a messy process, and sometimes, refinishing contractors offer solutions to this problem. There's a process wherein the dust goes directly in a vacuum bag while vacuuming in between each coat. The other one is a dust extraction system using a vacuum suction tube so the dust can be manipulated to go straight outside into a dust storage system.

This is a very common issue with homeowners. If there are areas on the floor that have stains or water, the best solution is to have that area replaced and weaved in.

Technically, it is recommended to wait at least 48 hours before replacing the furniture on a newly refinished floor. Very light foot traffic however, can begin after 24 hours after the final coat of finish has been applied. Curing may actually take 2 weeks so it may look like the hardwood finish is dry. Once the curing period is over, rugs can now be replaced on the floor. Regular cleaning and maintenance is the key to keep your hardwood flooring finish shiny. Be sure to only use felt pads under the chair and other furniture to prevent unnecessary scratching.

Last Updated: Jul 7, 2020

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    Renegade Flooring Inc

    Rating: 87
    2200 Michigan Avenue #B. 
    Santa MonicaCA  90404
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    Crown Flooring

    Rating: 91
    P O Box 5763. 
    Santa MonicaCA  90409
  • 3

    Classic Tile and Flooring, Inc.

    Rating: 81
    925 Wilshire Blvd. 
    Santa MonicaCA  90402
  • 4

    L And L Flooring Co Inc

    Rating: 92
    1804 14th Street Ste 11. 
    Santa MonicaCA  90404
  • 5

    L A Flooring & Window Coverings

    Rating: 59
    Santa MonicaCA  90401
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    Bouquet Floors

    Rating: 93
    171 Pier Ave #502. 
    Santa MonicaCA  90403