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Give Your Hardwood Floors A Facelift

When it comes to maintaining the beauty and value of your home, few things make as noticeable an impact as your hardwood floors. Over time, however, even the sturdiest hardwood floors can begin to show signs of wear and tear.

That’s where a professional hardwood floor refinisher comes in! Refinishing old hardwood floors can not only enhance their appearance but also increase the overall value of your home.

Why Get Your Hardwood Floor Refinished?

One of the primary reasons to get your hardwood floor refinished is the aesthetic improvement it brings. Over the years, hardwood floors can become scratched, dented, or faded. Refinishing these floors can breathe new life into them, restoring their original luster and beauty.

Refinishing your hardwood floors is also a cost-effective alternative to replacing them. The cost of new hardwood flooring can be quite high, not to mention the additional expenses of installation and labor. Refinishing hardwood floors can provide a fresh, new look at a fraction of the cost.

Getting a hardwood floor refinish can significantly extend their lifespan. With proper care and maintenance, refinished hardwood floors can last for many more years, making them a wise investment for any homeowner. Addressing these issues like scratches and wear early on can prevent more severe damage that might require more extensive repairs or even replacement.

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Our team provides quality refinishing services to Atlanta and the surrounding areas. Some of the main cities in Georgia where we refinish hardwood floors include Alpharetta, Brookhaven,  Buckhead, Dunwoody, Kennesaw, Marietta, Milton, Roswell, Sandy Springs, and more. We can travel throughout the state of Georgia.

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How We Refinish Hardwood Floors

Our entire TriArt team and hardwood floor refinishers can help you restore your floors to their original glory. Our step-by-step process includes:

  1. Inspection and assessment: We start by thoroughly inspecting your floors to assess the extent of wear and damage. This helps us tailor our approach to meet the specific needs of your floors.
  2. Preparation: We prepare the area by removing furniture and any obstacles, ensuring a clear workspace. We also seal off adjacent rooms to prevent dust from spreading.
  3. Sanding: Using state-of-the-art sanding equipment, we remove the old finish, smooth out scratches, and level the floor surface. We typically go through multiple sanding passes with varying grits to achieve a perfectly smooth base.
  4. Staining (if desired): If you opt for a color change or enhancement, we apply a high-quality stain that complements your decor and personal style.
  5. Finishing: We apply multiple coats of a durable finish, such as polyurethane, to protect your floors and give them a beautiful shine. Each coat is allowed to dry thoroughly before the next application.
  6. Final inspection: Our team conducts a final inspection to ensure the highest quality and customer satisfaction.

Refinishing vs. Resurfacing


Refinishing is the process of sanding down the top layer of your hardwood floors to remove the old finish and any surface damage, followed by applying a new finish.

This process is ideal for floors with surface scratches, fading, or wear and tear that haven’t penetrated the wood’s deeper layers. Refinishing can dramatically improve the appearance of your floors and is a cost-effective way to extend their lifespan.


Resurfacing, on the other hand, is a more intensive process that involves sanding down the floors to the bare wood and often addressing deeper damage such as warping, deep scratches, or water damage. Resurfacing is typically recommended for floors that have undergone significant wear and tear or have structural issues.

While it is a more extensive and costly process than refinishing, resurfacing can restore the integrity and beauty of your hardwood floors when refinishing alone is not sufficient.

How Does Hardwood Floor Refinishing Work?

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The refinishing process is a detailed and meticulous procedure that requires expertise and precision. Here’s a breakdown of how it works:

1. Sanding and Preparing the Surface

The foundation of a successful refinishing job lies in the sanding and preparation of the surface. Thorough sanding is crucial for removing old finishes, scratches, and imperfections, creating a smooth canvas for the new finish. After sanding, the floor is meticulously cleaned to remove dust and debris. Any necessary repairs, such as fixing loose boards or filling gaps, are also addressed at this stage. Proper preparation ensures that the new finish adheres well and lasts longer.

2. Staining and Color Choices

Staining is an optional step that can significantly transform the look of your hardwood floors. There is a wide array of stain colors available, from natural tones to rich, dark hues. When choosing a stain color, consider the room’s decor, lighting, and your personal style. The right stain can enhance the natural beauty of the wood and complement your home’s overall aesthetic.

3. Applying the Finish

Once the surface is prepared and stained (if you wish), it’s time to apply the finish. There are several types of finishes to choose from, including water-based polyurethane, oil-based polyurethane, and hard-wax oil.

Each type has its own benefits, such as durability, ease of maintenance, and environmental friendliness. An even application of the finish is crucial for a smooth, durable surface that will withstand daily wear and tear.

4. Drying and Curing Time

Patience is key during the drying and curing phase. It’s essential to allow sufficient time for the finish to dry and cure properly. This ensures the best results and longevity of your refinished floors. Depending on the type of finish used, drying times can vary. It’s important to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines and avoid walking on the floors or placing furniture until the finish is fully cured.

5. Final Touches and Inspection

The final steps in the refinishing process include buffing and cleaning the floors to remove any residual dust and ensure a flawless finish. A thorough inspection is then conducted to ensure that every aspect of the refinishing job meets the highest standards of quality. Attention to detail during these final touches guarantees customer satisfaction and a beautiful, long-lasting result.

Frequently Asked Questions: Hardwood Floor Refinishing

Before homeowners plan on refinishing their hardwood floors, they usually have a few questions. We’re happy to answer any and all questions before starting the process. Here are a few common ones we receive:

How Long Does Refinishing Take?

The duration of the refinishing process can vary depending on several factors, including the size of the area, the condition of the floors, and the type of finish used. Generally, the entire process can take anywhere from a few days to a week. It’s important to factor in time for preparation, sanding, staining (if desired), applying the finish, and drying.

We’ll provide you with a detailed timeline before starting the project so you can plan accordingly.

How Often Should Floors Be Refinished?

The frequency of refinishing depends on the level of traffic and wear your floors experience.

For residential spaces with moderate foot traffic, hardwood floors might need refinishing every 7-10 years. In high-traffic areas or commercial spaces, refinishing may be required more frequently. Regular maintenance and protective measures can help extend the time between refinishing jobs.

Can All Hardwood Floors Be Refinished?

Most hardwood floors can be refinished, but there are some exceptions. Floors with severe structural damage, excessive wear, or those that have been refinished multiple times may not be suitable for refinishing.

Additionally, engineered hardwood floors have a thin veneer layer that may limit the number of times they can be refinished. Our experts can assess your floors and advise you on the best course of action.

What’s the Cost of Hardwood Floor Refinishing?

A hardwood floor refinishing cost can vary widely depending on several factors, including the size of the area being refinished, the condition of the floors, the type of finish used, and the region you live in. On average, homeowners can expect to pay between $3 and $8 per square foot for professional hardwood floor refinishing. For a standard room, this could translate to a total cost ranging from $600 to $1,200 or more.

It’s important to note that additional services, such as repairing damage, removing and replacing furniture, or adding custom stain colors, may increase the overall cost. It’s always a good idea to get a detailed estimate from a reputable hardwood floor refinishing company in your area to understand the specific costs associated with your project.

TriArt: Get Started with Your Hardwood Floor Refinisher

At TriArt, we pride ourselves on our commitment to quality, attention to detail, and customer satisfaction. Our team of experienced hardwood floor refinishers uses the latest techniques and high-quality materials to ensure your hardwood floors look their best.

If you’re ready to rejuvenate your hardwood floors, contact us today for a consultation and quote. Let’s bring new life to your floors!

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