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Wood Flooring Refinisher

Services, costs and hiring best practices - proven tips for getting great Wood Flooring Refinishing Service

January 2014

When hiring and working with a Wood Flooring Refinisher, every homeowner needs to know: What services does a Wood Flooring Refinisher commonly provide? What is the best way to find good prospects? What should I look for when I interview the Wood Flooring Refinisher? And most importantly, how do I make sure that the Wood Flooring Refinishing Service is done right?

Use the following information to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price.

Wood Flooring Refinisher - FAQ

How do I avoid the scams and get good Wood Flooring Refinishing Service at a fair price?Find a Wood Flooring Refinisher that (i) has recently provided good work to someone you trust and (ii) passes a background services screening test. Compile a COMPLETE, detailed list of work and quality requirements (see the next section). Have the Wood Flooring Refinisher prepare a "not to exceed" estimate. Agree on the final price, sign a complete written agreement (see below) before any work begins.
What should I expect to pay for Wood Flooring Refinishing Service?Most Wood Flooring Refinishing Service work is quoted at a fixed price, for specific service(s) or deliverables. The underlying hourly rate for a Wood Flooring Refinisher ranges from $48 to $71. Usually, a minimum fee will be charged, which represents 1.5 - 2 hours of effort. In some cases, the quoted job price may be negotiable, particularly if other work is performed by the Wood Flooring Refinisher.
Do I need to use a licensed Wood Flooring Refinisher for my job? If so - how do I verify license status?You should use a licensed Wood Flooring Refinisher for any work that exceeds $500. To check a Wood Flooring Refinisher's license status, search the telephone directory or online for your state's professional license board or department. Contact the licensing authority to check license status and history by the name of the business or individual.
Should I use an insured Wood Flooring Refinisher for my project?Your Wood Flooring Refinisher should carry adequate liability insurance for work related damages. Your Wood Flooring Refinisher should also have workman's compensation insurance for job related injury or health risks.
Does my Wood Flooring Refinisher need to be bonded?A bond will protect the homeowner if the terms of the contract are not met by the Wood Flooring Refinisher. A bond is recommended for any work over $500. Make sure that your Wood Flooring Refinisher's bond is valid and that the bond limit will cover the cost of completing or re-doing the work, before any work begins.

Wood Flooring Refinisher - Services

A Wood Flooring Refinisher can handle a number of jobs, activities and problems. The list below summarizes common Wood Flooring Refinishing Services. Follow the appropriate links below to learn more about cost, options and quality requirements:

Wood Flooring Refinisher - Finding and Hiring

Not every Wood Flooring Refinisher has the same ability. Experience, skills, and sense of acceptable quality vary considerable. To get the results that you expect, it is essential that you put appropriate effort behind finding a Wood Flooring Refinisher matched to the specific requirements of your job - not simply someone that puts you at ease or wins your confidence. Before starting, make sure that you completely understand the work you want the Wood Flooring Refinisher to perform and the job quality you expect. Then, begin the selection process outlined below:

Wood Flooring Refinisher - Important Agreement / Contract Terms

A written agreement greatly improves your odds of success when working with a Wood Flooring Refinisher. Never start work until you have a complete agreement signed by your Wood Flooring Refinisher. For small jobs use a written work order. For larger projects, use a detailed contract. Never feel pressured to use the Wood Flooring Refinisher's standard contract. Make sure the following points are included in the agreement:

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