Once you’ve decided your floors need restoring, the next logical step to take is have a hardwood restoration professional come out to your home and give you an estimate.
Here at Tadas Wood Flooring, we take the normal, quick “estimate” a couple of steps further. Because it’s not just an average run of the mill estimate that just basically offers a price on a sparce sheet of paper, we had to come up with another name for it. We decided to call it a Hardwood Floor Audit.
So here’s a list of the 6 Steps we’ll go through together during your own Hardwood Floor Audit:
Damage Assessment and Possible Repairs Discussed:
I will walk through each room with you and inspect and evaluate the condition of your floors. Together we’ll look at all areas that may be damaged by water, pet urine, pot plants or deep gouges and scratches etc. I’ll let you know exactly what damaged areas will come out during the sanding process and what damage won’t be able to be sufficiently removed. For the areas not able to be removed during the sanding process, I’ll provide details on how they can be professionally restored.
All Finish System Options Carefully Explained:
One of the biggest questions people have when it comes to restoring their floors is... "What type of finish should I use?" The reason it can be so hard and complicated to decide is because there are so many different systems out there!
I’ll go through each finish system you’re interested in (and maybe some you may not of heard about) and layout all the pros and cons of each in easy to understand terms. I'll help you see what finishes are best suited for your floors and your lifestyle. At the end of our time together, you’ll have one or two finish systems in mind that you’ll favor and you’ll be able to make an easy choice based on what amount you are willing to invest into your floors.
Thorough Electrical System Safety Inspection:
A lot of people don’t realize that this is one of the most important parts of a hardwood floor refinishing project. If you don’t have a properly functioning supply of power, either we won’t be able to hook up our tools to restore your floors, or it won’t be safe to do so. I’ll carefully inspect your plug-ins and fuse box to make sure everything is good to go so there won’t be any surprises causing damage or delays on our first day.
All Of Your Questions and Concerns Answered In Detail:
I know you must have a lot of questions about your project. I want to make sure all of your questions are properly answered BEFORE we start your flooring project.
I promise during our time together that I’ll take all the time needed to answer and explain any concerns or questions you have. This isn’t just getting your carpets cleaned, it’s a big project and I’ll treat it as such. Many Audits go well over an hour and I think that’s time very well spent if I leave you feeling fully informed about your project. So don’t be afraid to ask me about anything that concerns you in regards to your hardwood floor restoration during our time together.
Your Floors Measured and Exact Square Footage Calculated:
We will provide you with your exact square footage for your projects area. We promise there will be no rounding-up or bloating of numbers.
And Finally A Detailed Multipage Written Estimate Is Provided:
Our Estimate is not just a short paragraph or two outlining what we’ll do with a price tacked on. It’s a multi-page document detailing all of your options and other pertinent information you’ll need to know about restoring your floors. It goes into detail about repairs, sanding, staining, refinishing, stair work, carpet removal and dust containment, depending on the scope of your project.
I’ll outline everything you need to know in regards to sanding and refinishing expectations, how we do our work, what things you will need to do ahead of time to prepare for our arrival, details about timing and scheduling, guarantee information and much more.
You’ll be provided with various options with different prices so you can make a wise financial decision with your project.
Within 48 hours of the in-home part of the Audit, you’ll receive your comprehensive Estimate by email.
So there's our 6 Step Hardwood Floor Audit all laid out for you. I look forward to going through it with you and your hardwood floors soon.