How to Prepare for Hardwood Flooring Refinishing

Created by Mike Mazur at July 29, 2022, 3:07 pm

Refinishing hardwood flooring can transform the appearance of a room. It can also improve the value of a home. Refinishing involves the process of removing the finishing on the hardwood flooring and replacing it with a fresh coat. Refinishing can help flooring look brighter and newer, while also increasing durability. Whether you're moving into a new home and trying to make it feel like your own or you're refreshing your current space, here is how to prepare for hardwood flooring refinishing:

The first step toward preparing a space for hardwood refinishing is removing all of the furniture and other items in the room. If you're only refinishing one room in your home, you can simply move the furniture into the adjacent room. However, if you're refinishing all of the floorings in your home, you will want to move your furniture and other belongings to the attic, basement, or storage unit.

The second step towards refinishing your hardwood flooring is clearing a path for the refinishing team. Not only do you want to remove all of the furniture and items from the room you're refinishing, but you also want a clear path for the team member who will be working on your flooring. The team members will need to walk in and out of your home with supplies in order to complete the job. This means you should move anything that is in the way between your driveway and the room you are refinishing.

The final step to take when preparing your home for refinishing is preparing for dust. Unfortunately, dust is part of refinishing. Even though a team of professionals will use industrial-grade vacuum cleaners and filtration systems to minimize dust production, some dust will escape. Plan on vacuuming and dusting your space on a routine basis when the refinishing process is happening in order to maintain cleanliness in your home.

Refinishing the hardwood in your home can change the appearance of your space for the better and boost your home’s value. If you’re looking for unfinished flooring for your next home improvement project, shop at As you browse our inventory, feel free to call us at 1-800-689-9006 with any questions. We look forward to helping you transform your space.