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Wood is beautiful, but wood floor repair is necessary from time to time. Here are some common repairs and average costs that you can expect.

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How Much Does Wood Floor Repair Cost?

Wood floors are a beautiful addition to any home and most people prefer them to other flooring options. That being said, wood floors are also susceptible to things like nicks, gouges, scratches, and fading which can make your floor look much more worn out than it actually is. This is why wood floor repair is so essential. There are several ways to rejuvenate your floor, but with a bit of professional repair, you can have a wood floor that looks brand new, no matter how old it is.

What Influences Repair Cost

There are a few different repairs that influence the cost to repair a wood floor. Knowing what these flooring processes entail and what charges you may encounter with your wood floor repair can greatly benefit anybody working on a budget.

  • type of wood floor and finish
  • type of damage to the floor
  • size of area being repaired
  • floor layout
  • Consider that wood damage is common in an aged floor and most problems can be easily repaired by a professional. Do your floor boards have any of the following problems:

  • cracked wood
  • gaps between planks
  • buckles
  • cupped flooring
  • warping
  • split wood
  • Generally, most wood floor repairs require a professional as they are just a bit too much for the average homeowner to handle on their own.

    How Much Does It Cost To Repair a Wood Floor?

    The average cost to repair a wood floor encompasses various scenarios:

    • Low Cost - £77: Scratches, small repairs
    • Average Cost - £600: Sanding, possible refinishing, gouges
    • High Cost - £1,690: Re-staining, full refinishing, replacement of large sections

    Low-Cost Repairs

    Common low-cost repairs include scratches or small gouges resulting from daily wear and tear. These repairs, requiring minimal supplies and effort, can often be DIY projects or inexpensively handled by professionals, typically costing around £150.

    Average Cost Repairs

    Repairs in this category include filling deep gouges, replacing boards, refinishing small rooms or specific areas, and sanding and resealing damaged sections to match the floor. These repairs average around £600, potentially reaching up to £920 based on the extent of the work needed.

    High Cost Repairs

    High-cost repairs entail sanding, re-staining, resealing, and refinishing the entire floor, or replacing large damaged sections. Such extensive repairs are best left to professionals, with costs generally starting around £1,500.

    Cost Breakdown

    For this cost example, we will be considering a room sized 12 ft x 12 ft (13.38 sqm). A complete wood floor repair for this area will range between £169 - £447, equivalent to £1.16 - £3 per sqm. This estimate includes sanding down to bare wood, stain removal, and applying 2 - 3 coats of finish.

    If a recoat, also known as screening, is all that's needed, the cost could be as low as £0.77 per sqm. For a room of 13.38 sqm, this type of repair would then cost approximately £115.

    For replacing or installing solid wood strips, the average cost is around £6 per sqm, translating to £880 for repairing a 13.38 sqm room. This estimate includes materials, insulation, and site finishing. Opting for wider wood strips can increase the cost to around £9 per sqm.

    Simple repairs may take 2 - 3 days to complete, whereas more complex jobs can extend over a few weeks.

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    Useful Information

    Low Cost £150
    Typical Cost £600
    High Cost £1,690
    Please consider prices differ greatly depending on location and specification. For an accurate price, please speak to one of our specialists in your area today.