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Home improvement is a DIY phenomenon. The internet offers a wealth of information for people who want to work on their own home. There are certain things that a professional can do better and the extra money spent will pay off. You don’t want hardwood floors to be ruined. It is best to leave the installation of wood floors, as well as sanding and refinishing, to professionals.

We’ve listed some of the benefits of hiring a hardwood floor contractor to refinish your floor.


You may not want someone else to finish your hardwood floor because you believe you can do it yourself. However, paying a professional can save you money in the end. You will spend money if you have to keep refinishing your hardwood floors. If things get really bad, you may need to replace your hardwood floors. You will save money by hiring a professional to repair and sand your floor.

Quality Finish

You may feel confident in your ability to refinish floors, but the final look and feel is far superior. Professionals are professionals because they can see what you cannot, understand techniques which are not readily known and can solve problems if any arise. A professional will guarantee a high-quality finish. They have the expertise and knowledge to use commercial grade materials and equipment specifically designed for sanding, refinishing and finishing hardwood floors.

Raises Home Value

Hardwood floors can be a good investment for your house. Professionally refinishing and maintaining them will increase the value of your home even more. It is an excellent way to increase the value of your home without a large investment from you (refinishing hardwood floors is less expensive than remodeling and additions). Why risk compromising the look of the flooring that adds value to your home?

Wood floors are a popular feature for home buyers. Having them in top condition can be a major selling point.

More options

A professional can easily change the color of your floor when you refinish it. You may be good with refinishing but not the ability to change the color of your floor. Professionals have a wide range of skills and experiences that will make it easier for you to customize your floor.

Ask your flooring contractor for ideas. You’ll be amazed at how they can bring your vision to reality.

Additional questions

Why should I refinish hardwood floors?

Refinishing hardwood floors will give them a new lease of life and increase their value. You can also easily change a room you are bored with. Refinishing can be done in a simple or drastic way.

What is the best way to refinish my hardwood floor?

Refinishing your floor is almost always cheaper than installing a new one, unless something catastrophic happens. If you don’t have enough customizations to make a floor refinishing job cost you a lot, a refinishing job is a better option than a replacement. If you maintain them properly, wood floors can last for a lifetime. So unless yours are damaged or ruined, keep what you have to preserve the history of your house.

Walk on Wood, Inc. in Rochester, MN, is a family owned hardwood flooring business that provides hardwood flooring services to Rochester. Our team of installation experts is highly trained and experienced and offers the best quality work in the wood floor industry. We are happy to assist you if you require new wood flooring, need to refinish your existing flooring or restoration services. Contact us now!