Cedar Creek contractor brings old hardwood flooring back to life

Cedar Creek contractor brings old hardwood flooring back to life

Austin, Texas, Angie’s List member Kenn Heydrick avoided refinishing the hardwood floors in the home he had built nearly 20 years ago. “Since I knew the process would be difficult, I kept putting it off,” he says. Heydrick says the red oak floors were showing their age after 20 years, expedited by wear and tear caused by dogs throughout the years.

Heydrick put off the job because he knew he’d need to remove all the furniture so the work could be completed. He warns others who are contemplating a complete floor refinishing job to plan ahead and make time for this step. “The project will be more complicated than you think,” he says. “Removing everything for the work is challenging.”

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According to Heydrick, it’s also a good idea to discuss the job with the contractor at your home. That way, they can look at any special circumstances that may affect sanding or the sealer application. This will prevent unexpected problems in the middle of the project.

Heydrick hired highly rated Adams Hardwood Floors of Cedar Creek, Texas, to bring back the luster to his flooring. He hired them after talking with five to seven companies about his floors, but trusted this family business to do detailed work. “I felt they would give the personalized and quality workmanship I wanted for this home,” Heydrick says. “I love sitting in the living room and seeing how beautiful the floor is when it’s glistening.”


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