Hardwood floors refinishing cost calculator

2020 Calculator to estimate total cost to refinish hardwood floors

Before using calculator read about remodeling costs and estimating labor expenses

Hardwood floors refinishing charges and associated with refinishing labor fees for projects over 700 square feet of hardwood floors to refinish.

Input parameters
Area dimensions1
Area 1
Area 2
Area 3
Area 4
Area 5
Area width W (feet)
Area length L (feet)
Project details2
Hardwood floors refinishing options
Shoe base removal and installation (Ln. Ft.)
Baseboards removal and installation (Ln. Ft.)
Transition molding installation (Ln. Ft.)
Refinishing hardwood on stairs
# of up to 36" wide steps
# of 36 1/4" - 48" wide steps
# of angle steps


Computed parameters
Project summary3
Total wood floors refinishing area
Sq. Ft.
Estimated time to complete the project
Estimated labor fees and materials expenses4
Minimum cost
Average cost
Maximum cost
Cost to refinish hardwood floors

By default, hardwood floors refinishing cost calculator estimates labor fees to sand worn-out 0.7 – 1 mm. thick top wearing layer of hardwood flooring and application of two coats of clear water based wood finish in two average size bedrooms, master bedroom and living room. Basic hardwood floor refinishing with no floor repair or shoe base installation was taken into account while estimating labor charges. Homeowners can easily adjust easily adjusted all input parameters and estimate the cost of labor to refinish wood floors based on certain room dimensions and work scope to complete.

1 All hardwood floors refinishing areas measurements should be entered as real numbers which are bigger than 0 (zero) for specific value or equal to zero for no value parameters. Inches values should be entered as real number means 3 inches = 0.25 feet; 6” = 0.5’; 9” = 0.75’ and so on.

2 Project details specify all tasks which should be completed during wood floors refinishing.

3 Hardwood floors refinishing cost calculator computes total area of wood flooring which has to be refinished and average completion time based on project size.

4 Labor cost to refinish hardwood floor divided into three separate categories. Minimum cost is a typical labor charge for very basic low budget wood floors refinishing tasks acceptable for rentals or low value residential properties. Average cost is a most common charge for majority of hardwood floors refinishing projects. Maximum cost is a labor fee for custom complex wood floors refinishing projects. Total cost to refinish wood floors includes not only labor fees, but cost of wood filler to fill the gaps and possible splits of woos strips or planks, sandpaper for belt sander and floor edger as well as wood finish and stain for changing the color of wood flooring on site.

Hardwood floor refinishing cost calculator is for a general purpose only. Every house renovation project is unique, and labor fees might vary depending on work complexity. Only local hardwood flooring contractor is able to price the work with 100% accuracy after analyzing its difficulty.

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