Your floor is one of the first things people see when they enter your home, and it can make a big impression. However, over time, your floor can start to show its age. From normal wear-and-tear to spills and stains, your wooden floor can start to look dull and dated.
If your floor is looking a little worse for wear, it might be time to refinish it. But how much does it cost to refinish a wooden floor? And what are the benefits? We'll answer all those questions and more below.
What Are The Costs Behind Refinishing a Wooden Floor?
There are a few things you need to take into account when refinishing floor boards: the cost of the products you'll use, the cost of floor sander hire, and the length of time it will take you to do the job.
The products you'll need can vary depending on the type of wooden floor you have, but generally you'll need a varnish or sealant, and some paint or wood dye. These will ensure your floor is protected from everyday wear and tear, as well as spills and stains. Additionally, it will give your floor a new lease of life by giving it a fresh new look. The cost of these products will vary depending on where you buy them, but you can expect to pay around £60-£100.
Hiring equipment is another expense to consider. If you don't have the necessary tools yourself, you'll need to hire a floor sander. This is the main tool you'll need, and can cost from £34 per day. You'll also need to factor in the cost of sandpaper and disposal bags for the sanding debris if needed.
You'll also need to consider the cost of hiring an edger and a corner. An edger is a tool used to create a straight edge along the walls and skirting boards when refinishing floor boards. A corner sander is a tool used to sand the corners of floorboards. Hiring an edger sander costs around £37 per day, and a corner sander costs around £24 per day.
The length of time it takes to refinish a floor can also affect the overall cost. The bigger the room, the longer it will take you to do the job. It's important to factor in this time when working out your budget.
The good news is that you can hire a floor sanding bundle from just £39 per day! This makes it easy to hire all the tools you need in one go, and means you don't have to worry about the cost of individual items.
How To Refinish a Wooden Floor?
The steps you'll need to take to refinish a wooden floor are as follow:
- Step one: prepare for the work
- Step two: replace broken boards
- Step three: screw down loose boards
- Step four: close up gaps
- Step five: nail down raised nails
- Step six: start sanding
- Step seven: finish the room's edges
- Step eight: clean the sanded boards
- Step nine: seal the boards
For more information on each step, you can simply refer to our floor sanding guide, which details everything you need to know about sanding and refinishing floor boards.
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