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Cost to Refinish a Hardwood Floor

Updated: January 2014

Cost to Refinish a Hardwood FloorZip Code   square feet 
ItemQuantityLow  High  
Finished Floor Labor
Direct labor expenses to refinish hardwood floor.
10.0 hours$500.16$541.58
Finished Floor Job Materials and Supplies
Cost of supplies that may be required to refinish hardwood floor including: manufacturer recommended underlayment, fasteners, adhesives and surface sealants.
200 square feet$123.52$133.76
Finished Floor Equipment Allowance
Job related costs of specialty equipment used for job quality and efficiency, including: 2+ hp 1800 rpm drum style floor sander; 1 hp 2800 rpm wood floor edger.

Totals - Cost to Refinish Hardwood Floor
200 square feet$664.93$739.09
Average cost
per square foot

Cost to Refinish a Hardwood Floor - 2014 Cost Calculator

The cost to Refinish a Hardwood Floor averages $3.32 - $3.70 per square foot in 2014. This Hardwood Floor Refinishing cost estimate is calculated from average material costs, unit labor producitivity rates and national average hourly labor wages. To refine the estimate for your Hardwood Floor Refinishing project:

1. Set Project Location Enter the location is where labor is hired and materials purchased.

2. Specify Project Size Enter the number of "square feet" required for the project.

3. Re-calculate Click the "Update" button.

Hardwood Floor Refinishing - Average Cost Per Square Foot

Expect to pay in the high end of the $3.32 - $3.70 per square foot range for a licensed, bonded and insured contractor and for complex or rush projects. Hire carefully, only after verifying prior work quality.

For the best value on Hardwood Floor Refinishing: combine related projects; get bids from several pros; and be flexible about project scheduling.

Cost to Refinish a Hardwood Floor - Notes and General Information

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Cost to Refinish a Hardwood Floor - References

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