Do You Have to Remove All Furniture to Restore Hardwood Floors?

Hello, dear homeowners! Today, we’re addressing a common question many of you face when considering the restoration of your hardwood floors: “Do You Have to Remove All Furniture to Restore Hardwood Floors?” So, let’s get straight into this to make your floor restoration journey as smooth as possible.


Understanding the Process

Firstly, it’s crucial to understand why we recommend emptying the room. Restoring hardwood floors is not just about treating the surface; it involves sanding, sealing, and applying finish. These steps require unobstructed access to the entire floor area. Unlike carpet cleaning, where working around furniture might be possible, hardwood refinishing needs a clear space to ensure uniformity and quality.


Your Options

Now, let’s talk about your furniture. We know that moving furniture can be a hassle, especially for our busy clients. Here are your options:

  1. DIY Furniture Moving: If you’re up for some physical activity, you can choose to move the furniture yourself. It’s a great way to save on costs and get a mini workout!
  2. Professional Assistance: Our team can certainly help with moving your furniture. There might be a small charge depending on the quantity and size of the items. This fee is simply to cover the extra labour and care needed to handle your valuables safely.
  3. Consultation and Quote: Unsure what’s best for you? No worries! You can discuss this with our team over the phone or during the free quote visit. We’re here to tailor the service to your needs.


Why Remove Furniture?

Removing furniture isn’t just about making our job easier; it’s about ensuring the best possible outcome for your floors. Here are some reasons:

  1. Quality of Work: An empty room allows for consistent sanding and refinishing, leading to a uniformly beautiful floor.
  2. Safety: Keeping the room clear minimizes the risk of damage to your furniture and ensures the safety of our workers.
  3. Efficiency: An unobstructed space allows us to work more efficiently, meaning your floors are restored faster, and you get your cozy home back sooner.


Tips for Furniture Removal

  1. Plan Ahead: Start planning the removal a few days before the scheduled refinishing.
  2. Ask for Help: Don’t hesitate to ask friends or family for help, especially with heavier items.
  3. Protect Your Items: Wrap delicate items in bubble wrap or moving blankets.
  4. Storage Solutions: If your home doesn’t have extra space, consider temporary storage solutions like portable storage units or local storage facilities.


Wrapping It Up: The Path to Beautifully Restored Floors

In conclusion, while it may seem like a daunting task, removing furniture is a crucial step in the hardwood floor refinishing process. Whether you choose to do it yourself, seek our assistance, or mix both, the goal is to ensure a smooth, efficient, and high-quality floor restoration. Remember, we’re just a phone call away to assist with any questions or concerns you might have. Let’s make your home’s floor shine like new!


FAQs about removing furniture when refinishing a wood floor.

  1. What Should I Do with My Furniture Before Floor Refinishing?
    • You should remove as much furniture as possible. This can be done by yourself or with the help of our team, though the latter may involve a small fee.
  1. Is It Safe to Stay in the House During Refinishing?
    • While it is safe, expect some noise and dust. If you’re sensitive to odours or dust, consider staying elsewhere during the process.
  1. How Long Will the Refinishing Process Take?
    • The process typically takes about 3-5 days, depending on the room’s size and the condition of the floors.
  1. How Can I Protect My Newly Restored Floors?
    • Use protective pads under furniture, clean spills immediately, and avoid wearing high heels or dragging furniture across the floor.

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Written by Tracey Gilbey, Marketing

For further advice or information on our Carpet and Soft Furnishing care, please don’t hesitate to contact the Art of Clean team on 01223 901549 in Cambridge. Our services include Carpet CleaningUpholstery Cleaning, oriental and area Rug Cleaning, Curtain Cleaning, Patio and Driveway Pressure washing, Leather Cleaning, Stone and Tile Floor Cleaning and Wood Floor Sanding and Restoration. We also supply new flooring and carpets through our sister company Art of Flooring. Farthings Cambridge provides our Dry Cleaning service.