On average, a standard-sized room can take 1-3 days depending on the specifics of the job and any preparation needed. However, factors such as room size, furniture movement, and subfloor conditions can affect this timeline.
While both processes aim to revitalize the appearance of the flooring, laminate cannot be sanded like hardwood. Instead, laminate restoration might involve cleaning, filling scratches, and resealing to restore its shine.
On average, homeowners refinish their hardwood floors every 7-10 years, but high-traffic areas might need attention sooner.
Regular sweeping and mopping with a damp (not wet) mop are recommended. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive scrubbers. A pH-neutral floor cleaner is best for these types of floors.
For hardwood, the damaged plank may be removed and replaced or sanded and refinished, depending on the extent of the damage. The damaged plank or tile is usually replaced with a new one for laminate and vinyl.
Consider factors like budget, traffic level, desired aesthetic, maintenance requirements, and the room’s moisture levels. For instance, hardwood might not be best for basements or bathrooms due to moisture concerns, whereas vinyl and laminate might be more appropriate.