Choosing a hardwood floor refinishing service isn't a choice that should be made lightly. It's pretty specialized work that requires a delicate touch to pull off properly, and even slight mistakes can spell disaster for your floors.

If you have never hired the services of a wood floor refinishing team, you are at the most risk of hiring a dud, because you probably don't know which traits to keep an eye out for, desirable or otherwise. So, before you go out and roll the dice, here are a few tips to help rig the game in your favor.

This is what you need to look for in a quality floor refinishing service!

Good word of mouth

One of the best ways you can tell if a wood floor refinishing service is worth your time, is to ask around a bit and see what previous clients have to say about them. Look at their online reviews, but don't just leave it there! Ask your prospective refinisher for references in addition to your own digging. Look for any discrepancies between your findings to flush out any dishonesty that might be in play. If something seems fishy, it probably is.

Seeing is believing

The best way to gauge a wood floor refinishing service is to see examples of their previous work in person. Ask your prospective refinisher for photos or, even better, an in-person viewing of their work, so that you can judge the quality of their work based upon actual material evidence. If you aren't knowledgeable enough to judge the work for yourself, bring someone along with you who is.

Is your back covered?

The most important thing to look out for is whether or not a hardwood floor refinishing crew is properly insured. This means they have full coverage not only for issues of workmanship, but also that their workers are covered by worker's compensation insurance in the event of a work-site accident.

This is the best way you can protect yourself from surprise financial burdens in the form of medical bills or repairs to botched work.

Are your wood floors ready for a refinishing project?

If you are in the market for a good wood floor refinishing team, Delair's Carpet Barn is here for you! We've been in the business for over 42 years, and we would love to put that rich experience to work on your floors!

If you would like to arrange for a free consultation and estimate, simply contact our showroom in East Montpelier, VT, to get started!