From start to finish, a wood floor refinishing job can be a bit of a roller coaster ride, if you've never gone through the process before. There are a lot of factors to consider and many of these factors may not be immediately obvious to the uninitiated. So, Delair's Carpet Barn thought it might be a good idea to throw together a quick guide to some of the less obvious aspects of getting your floors taken care of properly.

Here is a quick rundown of what you can expect from the experience from start to, ahem, finish.
You'll Want to Do a Bit of Research

Now, nobody is saying you need to become the leading authority on hardwood flooring, but it is a good idea to brush up on some of the jargon and learn a bit about hardwood flooring in general, so you are properly equipped to evaluate prospective contractors, and gauge the quality of their work upon completion.

It Takes Some Legwork to Find the Right Floor Refinishing Service

Refinishing your floors is a pretty big investment, and finding the best team for the job is a crucial part of maximizing that investment. So, you're really going to want to put the extra time and effort into finding the crew that best suits your budget's needs, while still being skilled enough to do the job properly.

It is recommended that you interview at least three different contractors. Make a portfolio for each, so that you can easily compare them when the time comes.

Be sure to ask the right questions and that you get a quote, not an estimate. Ask what sort of unexpected expenses might arise throughout the job. Be sure to cover what steps you will need to take in the process of preparation, to avoid any surprises. Communication is essential to a smooth hardwood floor refinishing job.

Finally, make sure that any prospective candidates under serious consideration for the job, are licensed and bonded for the type of job they will be performing. It's also a good idea to verify that they have worker's compensation, to avoid any unexpected legal expenses in the event of a worker injury.

You Might Want to Leave Your Home During the Work

As you can imagine, having a wood floor refinishing service come through your house can be a pretty disruptive event. Furniture will need to be moved, there will be lingering odors from the various products used in the refinishing process, there will be dust everywhere, and you just really wouldn't believe the amount of noise.

For all these reasons and more, many people decide to make other living arrangements while their crew is taking care of business.

We Offer Wood Floor Refinishing Services

If you live in the East Montpelier, VT area, and are looking for an experienced team to work on your floors, Delair's Carpet Barn hopes that you will consider us for the job! With over 35 years in the flooring industry, and the largest selection of floor covering options in Vermont, we are sure we have what it takes to make your floors everything you hope they could be.

Simply call, e-mail, or stop in at our showroom in East Montpelier, Vermont where our team of experienced flooring experts will be more than happy to help you find the flooring options that suit you and your budgetary needs best.