Professional hardwood floor refinishing in Weymouth / Brockton.

Floor Refinishing vs. Restoration


Professional Hardwood Floor Refinishing in Weymouth / Brockton

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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 Weymouth / Brockton. 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.

Footprints Floors providing beautiful, professional hardwood floor refinishing in Weymouth / Brockton.

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 Weymouth / Brockton

Professional flooring refinishing near you in Weymouth / Brockton - Footprints Floors.

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

This company is amazing. Everything from the quote process up thru the installation/final review process was seamless. Mark, Caleb, and Mag were great to work with. I have some future tile work to be done in my basement and they will be my 1st point of contact for business. Thanks again Footprint Tiles
Donald Jeffrey 11/22/22 — google
Caleb was easy to work with. They did a great job and showed up on time. We will be using them again in the future.
Kelsey Bowker 11/17/22 — google
This company is truly one of a kind! From the initial bidding process to the final result, this company was an absolute pleasure to work with. In fact, the experience was so exemplary that every day I found myself bracing for the inevitable "disappointment" that always seems to accompany projects done by contractors. It never happened. What struck me most about my experience with Footprints was that the crew that worked in my home were friendly and very considerate of the fact that they were working in my home. Always left the house clean, neat and tidy and consistently asked my opinion on things; never leaving anything to chance. I know that I'm gushing here, but after owning an antique home for 17 years and renovating it all the while, I've had some horrendous experiences with contractors. Zach and his team are committed to providing their clients with the very best experience possible and I'm so glad I found them. We have a large project on the horizon for our second floor and you bet Footprints will be here again to work their magic. Shout outs to Zach, Caleb, Ronald and Kevin - what a team!
kevin labonville Scituatema 11/3/22 — google
Every employee that I interacted with was professional. The floors were installed perfectly. Very happy and would recommend.
Robert McKinley 10/15/22 — google
Highly recommended! Zach was so friendly and easy to work with! He gave us a reasonable price for the install of herringbone pattern tile in our mudroom and half bath. He was timely and communicative and responded promptly to any questions during the entire process. Mags and the other workers were meticulous with their process and very respectful of our space, our time, and our two big dogs (who demanded belly rubs several times a day)! We came across some complexities along the way, simply due to how the house was originally constructed but Zach and his crew took the time to explain it all to us along with our options and have us the time to feel comfortable with our decisions. Really couldn’t recommend them more - I would give them 10 stars if it let me. Amazing team that does great quality work!
Lauren S 09/17/22 — google
I can’t say enough positive things about Footprints Flooring. Zach and Caleb are a dynamic duo! I had my kitchen backsplash replaced and the team did a fantastic job! Wood flooring was done upstairs and I had my downstairs flooring refinished. I needed flooring installed to replace a carpeted area too and that came out amazing! These 5 star reviews are all on point. If you’re looking for a company to redo your home, hire Footprints Flooring. You won’t be disappointed!
America First 09/17/22 — google
We are extremely pleased with the work done by Footprints. When I called they came out the same day and gave me an estimate the same day as well. They were incredibly polite and professional. We are very pleased with both projects they did for us. We will be calling them again for our next project!
Daniel Morrissey 09/16/22 — google
Zach and his team are A+++ He guided us in finding the right flooring for our needs and style preferences. He’s knowledgeable, friendly, and always responsive. The quality is top notch and his team is amazing, they work very hard and deliver on time. Wonderful installation and experience. My floors look stunning. I would highly recommend Zach at Footprints Floors to everyone. Cannot express how happy I am with the entire experience. Best team around! Thank you Zach & team 🙏
Jae Heller 09/11/22 — google
I highly recommend Footprints Floors. I had my entire mobile home flooring replaced with laminate. There a couple of issues that added to to the quote, but I was contacted prior to any work being done and was given the option to have the additional work done or not. Zack and Caleb were quick to respond to questions and concerns - even on the weekend or late at night! My floor is beautiful and I couldn’t be happier.
H L 09/2/22 — google
The process was quick and easy. I received a call right away to set up appointment. I started the process Friday and got an appointment for Monday. Zach kept in contact the whole time with updates on when he would be there and during the install, how things were going. He even sent pictures of what was done. He was very professional, brought all the supplies and started and finished when he said he would. I would definitely use them again.
Sandra Loureiro 08/3/22 — google
We asked Zach from Footprints Floors to meet us during a walkthrough for our new home so we could set up a time for him to refinish the floors before we moved it. I stressed that he needed to be prompt because we only had a few minutes in the house. He was right on time, measured the whole space and checked under rugs and vents. Zach went through what he saw - wood floors that were in great shape and since they had only been done a few years before, he said he thought they looked awesome and we shouldn't bother investing our money in another coat. His honesty made us want to use him the future and I know we will (we're putting an addition on in a few years). I would absolutely suggested using their team!
Leah Klein 07/1/22 — google
Footprint Floors did an outstanding job at a very reasonable price. Zach, Caleb and Ricardo lived up to everything that they promised and finished it 4 days ahead of time. Shout out to a job well done.
Richard Rogers 06/9/22 — google
I was extremely impressed with this company. Everything was clearly communicated down to details of price and what was needed. The work was done quickly and efficiently and my floors look wonderful! So happy I went with them!
Anna Skvirsky 05/25/22 — google
We are still in the beginning stages of repairing our floors but I can already tell this is going to be a lovely experience. Caleb is incredibly kind, knowledgeable, and respectful! My family is a bit wild and dysfunctional but Caleb has been very patient with us to insure we are receiving exactly what we want. I'm very impressed by the timeliness and respect that radiates from him and the company. I'm excited to see the finished results! For now, I've included a photo of my dogs with some of the sample floors. Normally they are very rowdy and loud but they've come to really enjoy Caleb's presence and the idea of getting new floors to play on.
Athena Hall 04/9/22 — google
I am extremely pleased with the kitchen tile floor that Footprints Floors Southshore installed for me. The project was done in a very timely manner, and the crew was on time every day and did an amazing job. The Project Manager was here every day to ensure that everything was being done to my specifications.. I would highly recommend this company to anyone,.
Karen Darcy 03/5/22 — google
Zach and his team were great. Zach showed up took a look at my job which wasn’t huge by any means but made us feel like it was as big as any of his jobs. He was quick and fair with his proposal and the team led by project manager Caleb did a fantastic job installing our laundry room tile. They were very communicative of any issues and always ran uncertainties by use before proceeding with anything. The job was delayed due to a snow storm which is no one’s fault and Zach very graciously sent us a Starbucks gift certificate as a result of the delay! Completely unnecessary but a great touch. Class act and great work. Will hire for next job when we need it.
Richard Perreault 03/2/22 — google
My experience was absolutely perfect end to end. I reached out to Footprints after a horrible experience with Home Depot. The Footprint team was professional, friendly, and a great price for our flooring project in our basement. I plan to use them for future flooring projects.
Laura Kline 12/22/21 — google
Did our kitchen flooring in one day, thoughtful detail. Happy with the installation of our new vinyl flooring.
Brandon Mattos 12/18/21 — google
They came back to fix the issue with my friends flooring.
Gary Biscane 12/15/21 — google
After having several contractors tell us that our hardwood floor was not able to be refinished due to its condition, we found Zach. Not only was he very professional, he was also very honest in addressing all of our concerns. He told us that he felt it could be restored and the results are amazing! They took meticulous care in sanding and applying the finish - including inside the closet - and it is beautiful. They are very easy to work with and have the utmost pride in their work. We would not have anyone else do our flooring work and look forward to working with them on new projects in the future. They brought our 50 old floor back to life! Jean & Bob Drapeau
Jean Drapeau 11/28/21 — google

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