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Hardwood Floor Sanding – Why Hire a Professional

If it is your first time in floor refinishing, you are better off hiring a professional to refinish your floor. It will not only look nicer and last longer but it would be much faster for the job to finish. If you are in case moving to a new house, time is important than the small amount you spend in hiring a pro. 

Disadvantages to refinishing DIY hardwood floors

  • The job may not come out well, floor sanding melbourne is a difficult skill to learn and it takes time to master. Even for professionals, it takes about 2 years of refining their skill. An inexperienced homeowner will result to sand floors improperly and will only waste their time in doing a task that is not effectively done.
  • The finish will more likely not to last long and may look low-grade sanding if it is not done properly. As a result, you will need to redo them earlier as expected and will possibly spend more money instead of saving.
  • It will take longer for you to finish the job because of the lack of experience. Remember that professionals do this most of the time so they have more skill at their work making them work faster. Not mentioning their powerful machines compared to the one you are most likely to use. Not only won’t you save money on DIY but also you won’t save time.
  • It is messier when you do it yourself, professionals have better machines than you do and know polishing products that are better than the other. Their vacuums tend to be more effective in collecting dust particles resulting to a cleaner working area.
  • The possible money you can save in DIY is minimal especially when you are using costly materials and equipment.

Homeowners with less experience will face the risk in refinishing by themselves which can leave their floors permanently damaged.

  • You may ruin or even permanently damage your hardwood floor, sanding unevenly will result in dips and divots in the floor and these can be permanent. This is the most common mistake a DIYer can make. Even when you hire a professional in the future, the weight of the machine will only follow the shape of the floor.
  • You might potentially start a fire, this case is rare but it had happened before especially if you are not careful. Throw away sawdust safely for they can combust especially in hot weather.
  • You will most likely to shorten the life of your hardwood floor. Most homeowner sand the floor too deep that shorten the lifespan of the floor. A skilled professional knows how to avoid this.
  • You may not do the job properly, most homeowners don’t know how to use a grit, or not properly using it and when is the time to change the grit. Grits will never be enough even if you will use the fine grit as your last grit. There are no shortcuts in proper of using grits.