Sand & Refinish Timeline

An easy to follow guide to know how long you must wait AFTER you refinish your floors.

  • How long before you can walk on the floors?
  • How long before I can walk on the floors while wearing shoes?
  • When can you 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?

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.

timeline for allowing floors to properly dry and cure
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