So, you've found the perfect wood floor refinishing service and now you need to deal with the logistics of their arrival. There is a lot of different things that need to line up just right for it to go off without a hitch; everything from humidity and environmental factors, to more practical concerns like where to leave the key, or who is responsible for moving the furniture. Not to mention where to put it.

However, there is one consideration that most people don't think of when preparing for the arrival of their wood floor refinishing service: Whether or not they should remain in the house for the duration of the job. 
Delair's Carpet Barn thought it might be helpful to provide our prospective clients with a little information about what to expect from the wood floor refinishing service's activities. We can help them decide whether it would be best to vacate for the duration or to stick it out and stay in the house. Here is a list of common reasons many people decide to leave during their wood floor refinishing job:
  • If your furniture is not going to be removed from the house completely due to a lack of external storage space, there will be a whole lot of commotion in the form of strategically moving furniture from one room to another as the job progresses. This can be super disruptive to your day-to-day activities.
  • No matter how tight an area is sealed off, the presence of airborne fine dust particles is simply unavoidable. This could be particularly impactful on those with respiratory problems, but it's really no picnic for those without them either.
  • The noise will be incredible. Your wood floor refinishing service is going to employ some pretty heavy-duty machinery that is going to make some truly incredible noise. If you are the sort of person who values silence in their home, you are not going to be happy about sharing your space with screaming high-powered sanders and the like.
  • The odor of the stain and polyurethane coatings will be quite strong, and will linger for more than a few days. 

All of this doesn't mean that you should absolutely vacate your home for the duration of the job. However, for those who are able to do so, it's generally considered a good idea. The inconvenience of the job often outweighs the inconvenience of finding a place to stay for the 3-5 days (roughly) that the job will take. Ultimately the decision lies with you, we just hope this little list will help prepare you to make that decision with all the facts in mind.

If you are looking for a quality wood floor refinishing service, we encourage you to call or stop by our showroom in East Montpelier, Vermont. Our professional staff would love to answer any other questions that you might have about our services, and help you find the best way to move forward with your project. We hope to see you soon!