How long does it take to refinish hardwood floors?
The refinishing process usually takes 3-5 days from start to finish. This includes the time it takes to sand down the floors, stain or paint them, and apply a topcoat. However, if your floors are in poor condition, it may take longer to sand them down. For example, if your floors are very scratched or have a lot of old paint on them, it may take an extra day or two to sand them down sufficiently.
What changes can you expect after refinishing your floors?
The most obvious change you’ll see after refinishing your floors is the color. If you’re applying a new topcoat, the color difference will be subtle. However, the change will be more dramatic if you’re changing the stain color or going from a light to a dark finish. When you’re cleaning, you’ll also notice that your floors are easier to keep clean. You also may find that your floors feel smoother after refinishing.