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Old 04-01-2013, 08:31 AM   #1
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Cost to refinish hardwood floors

Might entering a bidding war for a house this week. Anyone have an estimate on the cost to refinish ~1200 sqft of hardwood in an unoccupied house? I am hearing $2-3/sqft.
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:30 AM   #2
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Depends on the co....boat people 2.00.......long time local co..3.50
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:34 PM   #3
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lol. boat people

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Old 04-02-2013, 08:15 AM   #4
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Prices vary, but your range sounds about right. Get a million quotes and let them know you are shopping around. Ask people you know for recommendations this way you can see the work. Im getting mine done next week for a 1.75 a square foot, which is damn cheep and they do good work.
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Prices vary, but your range sounds about right. Get a million quotes and let them know you are shopping around. Ask people you know for recommendations this way you can see the work. Im getting mine done next week for a 1.75 a square foot, which is damn cheep and they do good work.
I already have a couple people pointing me in the right direction. Some people I know are getting them done now so it will be good to have a sample of the work I may have done.
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:05 PM   #6
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If ur in MA i got a guy that does great work. Hes done all of my 6 apartments. Let me know i will get u his #
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My bids run at 2.50/sf from my go to flooring sub. Father sons operation. Sand, sealer coat, two finish coats with light sand in between. Oil poly, not water based. They were recently out bid by an Asian company, who ended up asking for more money when the job was finished, saying it was more work blah blah blah... 90% of the time, you get what you pay for.
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:00 PM   #8
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oil finish takes longer to do, looks better, water based is faster, usually can do two coats in one day it dries that fast, coat in the morning,crank the heat come back in the afternoon, screen it vacuum it then coat again comeback in the morning third coat, problem is water based poly looks like crap although it won't yellow like oil does.
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if i may... you do it yourself : sanding, refinishing... ect... whats your labor worth
if your mainly repair "problem areas" on an otherwise recently refinished floor
per hour (ballpark estimate)
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:09 AM   #10
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if i may... you do it yourself : sanding, refinishing... ect... whats your labor worth
if your mainly repair "problem areas" on an otherwise recently refinished floor
per hour (ballpark estimate)
No way am I doing these myself. I wish I could, but I don't trust myself with that sander. These are original hardwood from when the house was built in '49 and they haven't been touched since then. They need a professional's touch
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u missed the point of the question (sorry)

what is it worth per hour ... wasn't suggesting you do it
i am going to do some spots here.. (a rental)
and have used the big rental sanders before
so , i guess it's rental equipment cost per hour plus finish cost.

prolly can get by with a palm sander
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DIY= do it yourself
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Point taken. I just was thinking this forum would be the best location to ask for the cost to have some other person DIY in my house lol
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