Your Ultimate Guide to Floor Refinishing with Flooring Duluth

Introduction to Floor Refinishing

Floor refinishing is a process of renewing the surface of your floor to restore its original luster and charm. It’s an excellent way to prolong the life of your floor, improve its appearance, and increase the value of your property. At Flooring Duluth, we provide expert floor refinishing services, helping you maintain the elegance of your floors for years to come.

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Types of Flooring That Can Be Refinished

Hardwood Flooring


  • Known for its classic beauty and durability
  • Can be refinished multiple times
  • Increases home value


  • Can be expensive
  • Prone to scratches and dents

Cost: Depending on the wood type, refinishing can cost between $3 to $5 per square foot.

Durability: With proper care, hardwood floors can last over a century.

Refinishing Frequency: Typically, hardwood floors should be refinished every 7-10 years.

Engineered Wood Flooring


  • More affordable than hardwood
  • Resistant to moisture and humidity


  • Can only be refinished a few times
  • Not as long-lasting as hardwood

Cost: Refinishing engineered wood costs about $2 to $3 per square foot.

Durability: Engineered wood floors usually last between 20 to 30 years.

Refinishing Frequency: Engineered wood should be refinished every 10-15 years.

Bamboo Flooring


  • Eco-friendly
  • Unique and modern look


  • Susceptible to scratches
  • Some types may not be refinished

Cost: The average cost to refinish bamboo flooring ranges from $3 to $5 per square foot.

Durability: Bamboo floors have a lifespan of 20 to 25 years.

Refinishing Frequency: Bamboo flooring should be refinished every 10 years.

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Factors Affecting Hardwood Finish Quality

Several factors can influence the quality of hardwood floor refinishing:

  • Type of Wood: Different wood species have different hardness levels, affecting the refinishing process.
  • Foot Traffic: High-traffic areas may require more frequent or intensive refinishing.
  • Maintenance/Care: Regular cleaning and proper care can extend the life of your refinished floors.
  • Humidity Conditions: Hardwood expands or contracts based on temperature and humidity, affecting the refinishing results.
  • UV Exposure: Overexposure to UV light can cause color deterioration in hardwood floors.


Choosing the right flooring type that suits your lifestyle and budget can be daunting. But with our professional guidance and exceptional refinishing services at Flooring Duluth, you can confidently make the right choice and keep your floors looking their best for years to come.

Ready to breathe new life into your floors? Contact us today to schedule a consultation or request a free quote. We look forward to helping you enhance the beauty of your home.

Note: Costs provided are average estimates and may vary based on specific factors such as floor condition, size of the area, and location.