So those hardwood floors are starting to look a little thrashed, and you're thinking it might be time to give them a makeover. Awesome! Wood floor refinishing is an economical, easy way to completely change the look and condition of your floors for the better. Those old scratches and gouges will disappear, and you can even change the color of the floors. It's a lot like getting new floors installed without all of the hassle and cost that entails.
If you've never hired a wood floor refinishing service before, you could probably use a few tips on how to separate the good from the awful. Well, Delair's Carpet Barn has your back with this list of vital questions every potential wood floor refinishing crew should be able to answer to your satisfaction:
Can You Tell Me About Your Insurance?
There are a lot of accidents that can happen to even the most seasoned wood floor refinishing services, and it's important to know you are protected in the event that one should happen on your project. Worthwhile floor refinishing services will have precautions in place to deal with any problems that arise, as smoothly and quickly as possible. This means having insurance coverage for instances of workmanship problems, as well as insurance for their workers in the event of an injury.
Lack of insurance should always be a major red flag that tells you to move on to the next candidate, because if something were to go wrong on the job and insurance wasn't in play, you could end up with an extremely expensive bill and receive nothing in return.
Do You Provide References or Examples of Your Work?
The best way to judge a refinisher's abilities is to see it for yourself. A good refinishing team will happily provide you with a list of references, or even examples of previous work, because they know their reputation and standards of workmanship will hold up to the scrutiny. If a prospective refinisher gets evasive about this topic, run for the hills. They're probably not worth the trouble!
Can You Tell Me About the Equipment You Use?
Proper sanding and refinishing requires some pretty serious hardware to do well. Anyone attempting to perform the job without even one of these vital pieces of equipment, could mean the difference between a stunning new look and a stunning disaster. Ask if they use drum, orbital and corner sanders as part of their work. If they don't, chances are they are under equipped, or lacking the experience to know what's required to do the job correctly.
Delair's Carpet Barn Hits All of the High Points
Of course, you could always save yourself the trouble of sifting the awful and go straight to the awesome! Delair's Carpet Barn offers superb hardwood floor refinishing services provided by highly trained pros, who are equipped with all of the latest tools to do the job the way it's meant to be done.
If you live in Vermont and are on the hunt for affordable, high-quality refinishers, look no further! Simply contact our showroom in East Montpelier to arrange for your free, no-obligation consultation and estimate.