​There is a saying in the Afrikaans language that translates roughly to, "Buying cheap is expensive buying". This is definitely true in the case of hardwood floor refinishing services, and doubly so if you attempt to do it yourself. Whether you are simply looking to change the color of you hardwood floors, renew that warm luster you remember, or if you are one of those people lucky enough to have found beautiful hardwood flooring below the carpets of your new house, you may be tempted to try to save a little money by sanding and refinishing them yourself; or just hiring a cut-rate hardwood floor refinishing service. Nevertheless, what seems cheap today, may become a very expensive nightmare tomorrow. 
Here's why:

1. Risk of Injury: Putting aside the obvious grievous bodily harm made possible by the use of the machines needed to accomplish the job, not to mention the price of rental of those machines, there is a very real risk of endangering yourself and the air quality of your home as a result of improper safety measures. 

Sanding kicks up a great deal of wood dust and microscopic particles of the previous finish that can negatively impact your health, and the health of your children and pets. This may seem like a problem only for the DIY project, but less reputable hardwood floor refinishing services might be offering cut-rate prices while cutting corners on safety.

2. Floor damage: For a process that seems so straightforward, sanding a floor is actually a very delicate process that requires more than a little bit of finesse. The instant that sander hits the floor; you have to move it just so, maintaining just the right amount of pressure and momentum. If not done correctly, you could very easily gouge the floor, or wear very noticeable dips into the hardwood. 

Even worse, it is very easy to lose control of these machines altogether. If you lose your grip, they will just keep going until they pull the plug from the socket, damaging everything in their path along the way. Yikes!

3. Aesthetics: Certain woods just look better with certain finishes. A less reputable hardwood floor refinishing service might just slap the cheapest products they can find down on your floors and call it good. Or, they simply may not have the know-how to choose the right products to bring out the natural beauty of your particular hardwood. 

At Loudoun Valley Floors, our professional team has carved out a reputation for dependability, quality service, and industry know-how that you can trust in, at a price that won't break the bank. If you are looking for a hardwood floor refinishing service in Purcellville, VA, call or stop by at our showroom to schedule an appointment. We hope to see you soon!