We are often asked: “Is it worth the trouble to refinish old hardwood floors?”
Yes! Most older hardwood floors really bring a special character back into an older home. Floor sanding does require some effort, but the results are worth it.
How To Re-Finish Hardwood Floors
First thing to do is remove all old carpet and begin to prepare your floor by removing old nails and tacks that may have been used with the carpet.
Take up old shoe mold if you desire; but, consider that some shoe mold may be very old and may be hard to match if you damage a piece or two. Of course you could simply replace the shoe mold.
Call Rent Right about making a reservation for the floor sander. We have two different types of floor sanders for rent. One type is called a drum sander which you will need if your floor requires cutting down. Cutting down means removing high spots in your floor. High spots can be caused by water damage, a nail working loose over the years, or a board or two may buck up some and need sanding back down to be uniform with the other wood. The second type of sander is extremely user friendly and we call this sander a Square Buff sander. The square buff is very easy to use and requires little effort on the part of the user. The square buff gets into corners easily and creates very little dust.
Rent Right keeps 5 different grits of sandpaper in stock for the sanders and other supplies that you may need for your floor sanding project. The cost for renting sanding equipment and the purchase of sandpaper is very reasonable. Rent Right will provide a credit for any unused sand paper that is returned.
Call today about 1\2 day rates, full day rates, and weekly rates. To help you refinish old hardware floors, Rent Right has a video available that shows how to finish your hardwood floors.