At Delair's Carpet Barn, we have been in the business for over 35 years, and in that time, we've seen it all, DIY jobs gone horribly awry, the aftermath of shoddy work by a dubious "professional" wood floor refinishing service, and everything in between. If there is one thing we have learned through all this, it's that hardwood floor refinishing is a job that is always best left to well-equipped, experienced professionals.

The Importance of Equipment

Many people underestimate the tools required to do a proper refinishing job. They see those light-duty machines for rent and figure if other people do it, they must also be able to. What they fail to realize is that to do a proper refinishing job, you actually need as many as 5 different machines!

The other thing that people fail to realize is that those rental machines are all light-duty equipment. A professional, heavy-duty floor sander is weighted very specifically to allow for even, level passes over the floor. The extra weight also keeps the machine from "stuttering" or being lifted off the floor momentarily from the intense mechanical action required to operate the machine.

Light-duty machines are notorious for leaving these "stutter" gouges peppered across the floor after the work is done. This damage will likely lower your home value if not repaired by a professional, not to mention the fact that it looks horrible!

The Importance of Experience

The other factor people tend to ignore, is the fact that it takes plenty of hands-on training to learn how to operate the unruly machinery involved in a proper floor refinishing service. These machines take a steady, trained hand to control the level and intensity of the machine, and can be extremely dangerous in inexperienced hands. It's really not something you can learn on You tube overnight.

It's important to hire a professional wood floor refinishing service to ensure that the job is done correctly and safely the first time, in order to avoid having to spend more money fixing mistakes made by less experienced workers.

Looking for a Top-Notch Team?

If you think you might need a little professional help to refinish your floors, why not call the best? Delair's Carpet Barn has been in the flooring business for over 35 years, and our team of seasoned flooring veterans has all of the tools and expertise needed to do the job right, every time.

Simply call, email, or stop by our showroom in East Montpelier, Vermont for a free consultation.