Why You Should Use a Professional Hardwood Renovation Service

When it comes to home renovation projects, it’s often tempting to try and do as much as you can yourself to cut down on costs but there are certain projects you should leave in the hands of professionals. Hardwood flooring lasts for decades when properly cared for and maintained, and there are a number of reasons why you should use a professional service to renovate your wooden flooring instead of trying to do it yourself.

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Expertise

Professional renovators have years of experience when it comes to re-sanding and restoring hardwood flooring, and considering the cost of wooden flooring, you have to ask yourself if you think you can do a better job of restoring it than a professional service would. Taking on the task of renovating your hardwood floor yourself means that you risk damaging the wood or completely destroying your flooring if you don’t do a proper job of sanding and re-sealing it. Consider all the things that can go wrong if you do decide to restore your hardwood flooring yourself and the additional costs you’ll incur by then having to hire a professional service to try and fix the damage. Drum sanders alone can cause irreparable damage in novice hands because they run continuously so it requires a lot of skill to ensure that your floor is sanded evenly. Professionals, on the other hand, have spent years honing their craft, giving them the expert knowledge required to renovate hardwood floors and deal with any problems that may arise.

All-Inclusive Service

If you choose to restore your hardwood floor yourself, then you’ll be responsible for renting all of the necessary equipment. As a minimum, you’ll need a drum sander, a radial sander, an edger and a buffer – all of which you will have to rent separately. On top of the equipment rental, you’ll also need the correct protective gear if you’re planning on renovating your wooden floor yourself. Because of the sawdust generated during sanding, safety goggles and a dust mask are a must, and you’ll need to buy some knee pads, work gloves, and protective shoes too.

Even if you feel confident in buying all the correct equipment, you’ll still have the clean up to worry about once the job is done, something which comes included with a professional service. When you factor in all of these costs, the all-inclusive service provided by professionals begins to look far more appealing as you’ll only have to incur one cost and be safe in the knowledge that your hardwood flooring will be renovated to a high standard.

Time

Renovating hardwood flooring sounds like a relatively simple process, you just sand it and seal it right? Wrong. Once you break down the different steps required to properly renovate hardwood flooring, you begin to realise what a time-consuming task it is. First, you’ll have to sand the floor multiple times working from a rough to a smooth grit sandpaper, and that’s before you even get to the staining of the wood and applying the new finish. What you have to consider is what’s more valuable to you: your time or your money? A professional renovation service will also be able to complete the work faster than you would be able to do so yourself, so you won’t only be saving yourself the time of doing the work, but also minimizing the number of days your home will be in disarray from the renovation.