Your hardwood floors are a big investment and, like all investments, they need to be protected if they're going to pay off. One of the best ways to protect the investment in your hardwood floors, is to occasionally have them refinished. It's the perfect way to restore their luster and glow, an opportunity to change their color, and it also helps to keep them protected from some of the problems that can ruin them.

However, wood floor refinishing is a very specialized job. If it's not done right, you could end up trashing your valuable investment, and end up losing a load of money. So, it's important that you hire the right people for the job. Delair’s Carpet Barn thought it might be a good idea to offer some advice on what you should look for in a quality, trustworthy floor refinishing service, so we put together this quick guide to help you get started off on the right foot.

Make Sure They Are Licensed for the Type of Work They Will Be Performing

This is incredibly important to verify. A less reputable wood floor refinishing service might try to gloss over the fact that they are not actually bona fide refinishers. They might be licensed for other kinds of work and just say, "We're licensed contractors.", or something along those lines. Be sure to ask if they are specifically licensed to refinish floors. As noted earlier, hardwood floor refinishing is an incredibly specialized job, you don't want rank amateurs cutting their teeth on your beautiful floors.

Make Sure They Are Insured

There is a lot that could go disastrously wrong under the right circumstances, and you want to be sure you are not left holding the bag in the event of a botched job or workplace injury. Verify that your contractors are covered by worker's compensation insurance, and that the work itself is insured. If something goes wrong and your contractors are not insured, you could end up facing a hefty financial loss and/or a lengthy legal battle.

Be Sure to Ask What Will Be Required of You

There is a lot of variation in the level of service each company offers, and some companies will provide services that others will not. It is important to ask which parts of the job they will be performing, and which parts you will be expected to take care of. Asking this question early can avoid inconvenient delays later on in the process.

We hope You'll Consider Us for the Job!

Delair’s Carpet Barn has been in the business of providing high-quality flooring and flooring services to the citizens of East Montpelier for over 35 years, and we are proud of our sterling reputation in the community. If you are looking for flooring or flooring services, we would love for you to call, e-mail, or stop in at our showroom in East Montpelier to have a look around.

Our friendly staff of flooring experts is always on hand to help you find the solutions that are best suited to your needs and budget. Stop on in today and see what we can do for you!