Find a hardwood floor refinisher in San Diego, CA

Find hardwood floor refinishers in San Diego, CA

Find hardwood floor refinishers in San Diego, CA

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Top 10 hardwood flooring refinishers in San Diego, CA

Homeowners agree: these San Diego hardwood floor refinishers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Borja Flooring

Borja Flooring

Top Pro
7 hires on HomeGuide
14+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Barath S. says, "We love the work of Paul and his crew; they have done an amazing job with the quality, completing the work on time with fair pricing. I would recommend it to anyone looking to do flooring for their house." Read more
AVS Carpet Cleaning

AVS Carpet Cleaning

New on HomeGuide
Serves San Diego, CA
AVS Carpet Cleaning service is a fully integrated cleaning service company serving all over San Diego. We provide comprehensive, high quality & reliable cleaning solutions to commercial, corporate and residential clients. Our experts provide excellence in Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery Cleaning, Tile and Grout Cleaning, Natural Stone Cleaning & Restoring, Air Duct Cleaning! AVS Carpet Cleaning is the key to keeping a home beautiful while making more time for yourself and the things you love most. Contact us at 619-410-4324 to get a FREE cleaning estimate or to BOOK a service. Love to see happy faces of our customers after our cleaning work. It g...
Handygirl-4-U / Jeanette's Grooming

Handygirl-4-U / Jeanette's Grooming

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
I specialize in sanitation and pet hair removal, on your pet (GROOMING) or in your home, vehicle, or RV. (DETAILING) Steam Cleaning carpet extractors inside homes, businesses. Any surface: upholstery, car seats, mattresses. Using natural products, always finish with rinse = no residue. POWER-WASHING EXTERIORS, ROOFTOPS, RAIN GUTTERS, STUCCO REPAIRS, PAINTING AUTO & RV DETAILING 20+ YEARS PET GROOMER for 25 yrs (cats, birds, reptiles, dogs, livestock) I enjoy not being stuck at a desk all day long because I am a hands-on kind of gal, and I am not afraid to get dirty. I can clean anything, including impossible stains, out of any surface. I ...
A.   C.   R.   CARPET


New on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
My name is Alex and I am the owner of ACR carpet well I can do or say many things if you want to try my job just give me a call thank you
Pure Light Cleaning Specialists

Pure Light Cleaning Specialists

New on HomeGuide
14+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Established in 2010, Pure Light Cleaning Specialists based in El Cajon, California, are a family-owned business that provides tailored cleaning services to both residential and commercial properties. Their expertise spans a range of cleaning methods including steam cleaning, dry cleaning, and allergen treatment, with a special focus on natural stone restoration, carpet, upholstery, and tile cleaning. Recognized by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, the team is committed to delivering high-quality service with a guarantee of pure satisfaction.

Your Hardwood Floor Refinishing questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much does it cost to refinish hardwood floors?

Professional hardwood floor refinishing costs $2 to $7 per square foot or $1,200 to $2,400 total on average. Refinishing hardwood stairs costs $25 to $85 per step.

Refinishing includes sanding the surface layer to remove dings, scratches, or discoloration. After sanding, most contractors add a stain and a clear seal to protect the floor. Instead of sanding, you can lightly buff and recoat hardwood for $1.00 to $2.50 per square foot.

Is it cheaper to refinish or replace hardwood floors?

Hardwood floor refinishing is cheaper than the cost to install new hardwood floors, which is $6 to $15 per square foot. Floors should be replaced instead of refinished when they have substantial water damage, warping, or subfloor issues.

Is refinishing hardwood floors worth it?

Refinishing hardwood floors is worth it because it increases the value of your home and may prevent costly repairs or replacements later on. Solid hardwood floors can be refinished 4 to 10 times, depending on thickness and age, before they shold be replaced. 

Homes built before the 1920s often have thinner wood flooring that shouldn't be sanded. In those cases, buffing and recoating is a better option.

Do you tip floor refinishers?

Tipping floor refinishers is optional but appreciated. Most contractors are paid an hourly wage and do not expect tips. You may choose to tip $10 to $30 per person if their work exceeds your expectations.

How long does it take to refinish hardwood floors?

Hardwood floor refinishing takes 2 to 6 days, depending on the home size, layout, and finish type. After refinishing:

  • Wait 24 hours before walking on the floor in socks and 7 days for bare feet or shoes.
  • Wait 4 to 5 days before moving furniture into the room.
  • Wait 3 to 4 weeks before placing area rugs on the floor.

How often should I refinish hardwood floors?

You should refinish hardwood floors every 7 to 10 years, especially when the floors have:

  • Scratches
  • Dings
  • Discoloration
  • Other damage

How do I choose a hardwood floor refinisher?

Start by searching our list of professional hardwood floor refinishers, then:

  • Get at least three free estimates to compare.
  • Read reviews and browse their work on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Choose a company that is licensed, bonded, and experienced.
  • Verify their insurance, guarantees, and warranty.
  • Get a detailed estimate, contract, and warranty in writing before work begins.
  • Avoid making large payments up front. Follow a payment schedule instead.

After asking questions and verifying their credentials, hire the best refinishing company your area.

What questions should I ask hardwood floor contractors?

Consider the following questions when looking for hardwood floor refinishers:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • Can I see a portfolio of your work?
  • Are you licensed, insured, and bonded?
  • Are you a member of the National Wood Flooring Association (NFA)?
  • Do you charge for in-home estimates? If so, do you apply that to the total cost?
  • What type of wood is best for my home?
  • How long will the project take?
  • Do you offer a warranty? If so, what does it include?
  • Can you give me a written estimate and contract?

Reviews for San Diego hardwood flooring refinishers

Recent success stories from people in the San Diego area.
Eric S.
Borja’s Flooring is exceptional! Without a doubt, Paul and his Borja Flooring team is top class: speed of service, personal customer service, affordable pricing, and quality flooring! Not only is their service prompt, work high-quality, and craftsmanship second to none, Paul’s personal customer service skills makes him the greatest choice for your flooring needs. Paul was able to walk me through the process of choosing what type of floor would serve me best, how long the process would take, and how best to choose the correct colors based on grain direction, floor size, etc based on my specific interior. He also was able to quickly get a quote to me and work with me for what scope of work would be best for me and my budget. Paul stops at nothing to ensure that you’re satisfied with your installation. He sends picture updates of the work, does status checks to ensure it’s looking good so far for you, and responds quickly to any of your questions. He is also connected to other quality service professionals and was able to refer me to other work I needed around my home like painting. The results speak floor themselves! I love my new carpet free transformed home with squeak free stairs and beautiful 2nd floor! Overall, I couldn’t be happier. The flooring is beautiful, solid and squeak free. The service was fantastic, the price was affordable, and Paul is excellent to work with. A+ across the board.
Borja Flooring
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