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Sand & Refinish Timeline

An easy to follow guide to make sure you know the timeline AFTER you refinish the floors.

  • How long before you can walk on the floors?
  • How long before I can walk on the floors while wearing shoes?
  • When can I move the furniture back?  What about appliances?
  • When can the painters or other contractors do work?
  • What about the dogs?  How long before it’s safe for them?
  • How long before Area Rugs can be placed on the floors?
timeline for floors to dry after refinishing

Avoid the common pitfalls that can ruin your newly refinished floors.

Don’t guess how long you have to wait before moving furniture back on to your brand new refinished floor. The last thing you want to do is ruin what you’ve worked so hard to improve. 

This outlines how long to wait between each step – depending on whether you’re using oil based poly or water borne polyurethane.

You’ll never have to hope you’ve waited long enough again. Just print this handy guide to have and refer to anytime you refinish a floor!

This printable is a digital file and will be delivered to your email address.

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Debbie Gartner

Debbie Gartner - The Flooring Girl

I love flooring. I love transforming my customers’ homes from drab to fab.


I advise my customers on the right type of flooring and painting for their needs and budget, I help them pick out the right colors and I optimize the design layout. Now, I’ve brought together a planner for you to do the same at your home.


I been in the flooring business for over 12 years and help customers in Westchester County, NY and lower Fairfield County, CT.

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