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So you know your floors need help—but how do you know if they need to be restored or just refinished? There are several factors to keep in mind when making this decision and finding professional hardwood floor refinishing in Miami / Broward. Understanding the needs of your hardwood floors can save you thousands of dollars and a good deal of stress.

Determine What Your Floors Need

There are three main factors to consider when determining if you need floor refinishing or restoration: the condition of your floors, the age of your floors, and the type of hardwood.

Hardwood floors in homes built after the 1940s with light scuffs or scratches, some wear from foot traffic and have lost a bit of shine probably just need to be refinished. Floors installed before the 1940s with more significant signs of damage (deeper scratches from furniture, or floorboards that are warped or cracked, for instance) will likely need to be restored instead.

If you’re not sure what your floors need, consult with a professional hardwood floor refinishing company like Footprints Floors. We’ll be able to advise you on whether your floors need to be restored or just refinished and provide you with a free estimate for the work.

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The Refinishing Process


Broken down, the steps to refinish a hardwood floor are very simple.

  • 1. Strip the floor of its current finishing.
  • 2. Sand or “screen” the floor to remove scratches or other signs of wear and tear from the surface.
  • 3. Give the floor a brand–new finish!

Refinishing a floor is not just a weekend project. Weather, the type of wood and the size of the floors you need refinished are all factors that play into how long a refinishing project takes. Also, despite the simplicity of the steps, a lot can go wrong. Uneven sanding or incorrect application of a finish can make your floors look worse than before.

As a professional hardwood floor refinishing company, the licensed contractors of Footprints Floors can get the job done quickly and correctly, so you aren’t inconvenienced in your home for long. And you can feel confident about the work done, so you don’t have to refinish your floors again for a long time.

The Restoration Process


Restoration of a hardwood floor is more labor intensive than refinishing. Hiring a company that understands different types of wood and how different kinds of damage will impact the restoration process is essential.

Some restoration steps are similar to refinishing—both require stripping away a current finish, sanding and applying a new finish. However, floor restoration involves more significant repairs and may even need patches of complete replacement. Depending on the depth of restoration required, these projects can take more than a week to complete.

Both refinishing and restoring floors are time–intensive, labor–intensive processes involving heavy, dangerous equipment. It is generally much more cost–effective and time–efficient to hire an outside contractor rather than attempt to do the job yourself.

The Best for Your Floor—and Your Budget Professional Hardwood Floor Refinishing in Miami / Broward

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There are many things that homeowners can do to care for the hardwood floors in their homes. For instance, regular cleaning of your floors can help keep them looking nice and prevent long–term damage. Sweeping with soft–bristled brooms, regular vacuuming to remove dirt, and mopping with specialty hardwood floor cleaning solutions can all work wonders on your floors.

Of course, even with care, hardwood floors are not impervious to damage. Your pets might scratch the surface. Water damage might cause a section of the floor to warp or have a loose board that wobbles. You might notice gaps appearing between planks over time and as the weather changes, causing the wood to expand or contract, or you might have dents in the wood from high foot traffic areas. Perhaps your floors just don't look as shiny and new as you'd like. When your own cleaning and maintenance doesn't go as far as they used to, it's time to refinish or even restore.

While it is possible to DIY hardwood refinishing and even restoration, someone without experience can easily damage a hardwood floor. Instead of paying for a costly repair, get it right the first time by calling a professional hardwood floor refinishing company. They'll get the job done right the first time.

Footprints Floors has years of experience working on all kinds of flooring in all types of conditions. From beautiful, rare mahogany floors in Victorian homes to the stunning red oak floors of a mid–century modern suburb house and everything in between, Footprints Floors can do the job right.

We're committed to providing high–quality finishes at the lowest possible rate in a reasonable amount of time. We work to save our clients stress (and money!) as we work to give them floors that look brand new! We won't offer you services you don't need and are confident you will be satisfied with the finished project. Contact us today for a free estimate on your hardwood floor refinishing or restoration project.

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What Our Customers Say

Footprints Floors are the best! Not only did they do a fabulous job, but they were a delight to work with. Super recommended. You will be happy you booked with them.
La Dolce Vigna Wine and Culture Travel 11/23/22 — google
Footprints were AMAZING—they saved my original wood floors after another contractor I found on Thumbtack (“Wood Floor Specialist”) did a horrible job. Mick and his team masterfully repaired damaged boards, sanded down the floors, and treated the wood. Very professional; they know what they are doing! My floors now look beautiful. Highly recommend!!!!
Leslie Rosa 11/23/22 — google
I hired Mick and his team to refinish my floors and they did an excellent job. I had to schedule the work quickly because I needed to move in the unit and Mick was able to accommodate me in a short period of time. Once the old coat of color was removed from the floor the team walked me through the different options there were (in terms of chemicals used per coat and their pros and cons) Everything that was promised was delivered in the timeline agreed. No surprises. I would recommend.
Sol Fluhr (SUN) 11/20/22 — google
Mick and his crew are very attentive, helpful and detail oriented. I will definitely use their services in the future, highly recommended.
Murat Aygen 11/13/22 — google
I had a great experience from start to finish with Mick and his team. They were professional, responsive and delivered an exceptional result on my hardwood floor refinish. The project was a game changer to the design of the house and really modernizes the space. I would highly recommend Footprints Floors for your next project if you live in the South Florida area.
Raul Arevalo 11/13/22 — google
Great experience. Easy to work with. I mistakenly didn't order enough tiles and they were nice and promptly rescheduled another day to come and finish the project. Looks great. Can't recommend enough!
Anthony Nunez 11/7/22 — google
Wonderful service!
Alan Cohen 11/4/22 — google
Mick and team were excellent , I am trilled with my Bamboo floor refinished. They delivered on everything they promised.
John Bertuna 10/14/22 — google
We had a great experience working with Footprints. Every aspect of the job was professional and well done. Would definitely recommend them!
Romy Saplicki 10/4/22 — google
hard workers.
D. Peterson 09/26/22 — google
Mick and Richard were extremely professional they are men of there word they did a fabulous job installing my Luxury Vinyl Flooring everything they said they were going to do they did I highly suggest you hire them for your flooring project.
Alan Benes 09/13/22 — google
We couldn't be happier with the beautiful backsplash installation by Dania and Gio! Mick and his team were wonderful to work with! Thank you for helping us finish our dream kitchen!
John Arango 09/6/22 — google
Mick is very professional and detail oriented. He has a great team who worked hard to ensure my floors were finished on time. Something that really makes Mick stand out in the Miami area is that he actually replies to text messages and answers the phone. He also shows up to provide estimates and do the work in a timely manner. I’m looking forward to working with Mick again as I purchase more properties.
sebastian biernat 09/3/22 — google
Mick and his team were excellent to work with. We had LVP floors installed on a very challenging concrete surface. Mick managed to not only install the floors perfectly but also finish the job in a short timeframe. There was very close attention to detail and overall professionalism was top notch. Highly recommend and look forward to working together again.
Anthony Rubino 09/2/22 — google
These are the pros! With excellent customer service. They gave care and attention to detail and treated the project as if it was their own. Call Mick if you need your wood floor refinished!
Cheryl Sanchez 08/20/22 — google
Mick and his team were very professional, going above and beyond expectations to provide a superior flooring installation. He provided extensive guidance on materials and gave me a number of options for installation. I am extremely satisfied with the work of Footprints Floors
Christopher Craven 08/12/22 — google
Mick is very passionate about his business. It was a very simple laminate install in a small room but I felt I got the same time and attention as if I were installing someone a lot more elaborate and expensive. Mick is a good guy and even followed up a few days after.
Gene Ramsey 08/2/22 — google
Mick and his team did an excellent job. Impeccable Customer Service. Very helpful and patient in helping us. We highly recommend Footprints Floors! They are great!!
Esther I Arango 08/1/22 — google
mick was so kind and professional. he was timely and considerate. i woukd recommend him in a heartbeat ! don’t think twice ! hire mick !
Jennifer Lehrfield 07/21/22 — google
Amazing job! Better than expected! I will be using again in the future.
Kathleen Riggio 07/1/22 — google

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