It was a little difficult for me because I really like doing the work myself,
but I took the advice given, and hired someone to refinish the floors.
It really was easy to rationalize the cost.
I would have to rent the sander, buy a bazillion sanding discs, hope that I got the staining part right, and then buy the Poly for the topcoats.
And did I forget to mention I may have spent days on end accomplishing what these guys did in a couple of hours!
This is how Saturday went.
The "magicians" arrived at 10:30 after picking up the supplies they needed from HD.
We took care of the last carpeted room.
They were going to tear it out for us, but we got bored and did it ourselves.
This is Taylor doing the "Happy Dance".
A picture is said to be worth a thousand words,
so I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.
The floors were sanded 3 times.
Coarse, medium, and fine grit papers were used.
They had sanders that were used right up against the baseboards.
Then, the staining began.
All of the sanding and staining was done in 6 hours!
They were back 24 hours later for the first coat of semi-gloss polyurethane.
Again, they were back in 24 hours to do the second coat of poly.
First, they hand sanded the entire floor to remove any imperfections in the first coat of poly.
Then applied the second coat of poly.
The transformation is truly amazing!
We used a dark walnut stain.
Both the stain and poly are oil based.
The company we used is
Best Wood Floor Sanding.
They were courteous, professional and knowledgeable.
They offer free estimates too.
So if you need some work done and are in the San Antonio area you should definitely check them out!
We had a little over 500 square feet refinished.
1 coat of stain
1 coat of poly
1 hand sanding
1 last coat of poly
All this for the measly sum of $700.
In my book, money so well spent!!