NYC Flooring FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About Flooring

How long does floor refinishing typically take from start to finish?


At the risk of sounding elusive, we really must say that “it depends.” If the room is empty, or unfurnished, it takes a lot less time than refinishing the floor in a fully furnished room. Also, it depends upon the size of the room and obstacles that exist. As a general rule of thumb, approximately 500 square feet of vacant floor space can be refinished in one day. If, however, any staining is required, the stain must be allowed to dry for one day. Also, if there is furniture in the room, the time for refinishing doubles, at least.

The timing for a new floor installation will depend on numerous variables, such as whether the old floor is being removed, the condition of the sub-floor, building requirements for sub-flooring, etc.

  1. What do I need to do to prepare for my floor refinishing?
  2. The best thing you can do is remove everything from the room(s) being refinished. Remember this – floor refinishing requires heavy duty sanding, numerous times. The dust particles that are created fly everywhere even when a “dustless sander” is used. Remarkably, dust from floor refinishing even gets into closed cabinets and closets. So, you need to be mentally prepared for this kind of a mess and clean-up afterward.
  3. Will a MyHome designer help me choose all of the materials for my flooring project?
  4. Since we have all the materials you need at our showroom, yes, a MyHome Remodeling consultant will help you choose everything you need.
  5. Can I buy those products from MyHome?
  6. Yes. That is a major component of what makes us a full service firm. The fact that we are able to design everything for you, help you choose the materials, and sell them to you, makes it very convenient for clients. But, it is also important to note, that we don’t require you to purchase the materials from us. You may shop at other locations.
  7. What type of return on investment can I expect from refinishing my floor if I sell my home?
  8. Residential real estate agents say homes with wood floors hold their value better, sell faster, and fetch higher prices, according to a recent nationwide survey commissioned by the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA). The percentage is not quite known.