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Need to know basics for the refinishing project

Luckily, refinishing your hardwood floors is only something you’ll have to do every few decades. However, knowing more about the process, and how to prepare for it, can help a great deal when that time finally comes. Not only will the process go more smoothly for your refinishing team, but it will be less stressful for you and your family to know exactly what to expect from the start. It’s more than worth it when it’s done.

At The Floor Doctors, we have just shy of 20 years of experience in the flooring and renovation business. Our high-quality materials speak for themselves, as do our services and advice. We believe that your projects should be as affordable and valuable as is possible, and we’ll do what we have to in order to get you there. Serving the communities of Des Moines, Urban Dale, Grimes, Waukee, and Ankeny, our showroom is located in Des Moines, IA. When you visit us there, we can get started right away on your project. Let us know what your specifications are and we’ll move forward from there
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Refinishing doesn’t have to be stressful

Getting the room or rooms ready refinishing will be the most time-consuming process for the homeowner. You’ll want to move any furniture, wall hangings, curtains, and knick-knacks on mantles to a location where no work will be ongoing. You should also cover doorways with plastic and seal any air vents in the rooms to be refinished. Low hanging fixtures should be removed, as should any door that opens directly into the room. Doors that open out from the room can be left in place. Finally, you should turn off your HVAC so nothing is blown through your home in air vent leaks.

If you are having extensive refinishing work carried out, for instance, in more than half the rooms in your home, it might be a good time to plan for the family to be out of the house. Sending children for sleepovers, having a spa day, or just spending quality time with friends and family can be a fun way to spend the time and it can be planned in advance. Due to the extensive noise, possible dust, and constant movement, both pets and children should be kept away from these areas for the duration of the project.

For more information on your specific project, an associate will be happy to speak with you further.