SOURCE: Mr. Sandless

April 07, 2010 17:09 ET

Home Buyers See Value in Hardwood Floors, Says Mr. Sandless

ASTON, PA--(Marketwire - April 7, 2010) -  According to the National Association of Realtors, hardwood floors are among the most sought-after house features of prospective home buyers. That is why Mr. Sandless is encouraging home sellers to make sure their wood flooring is in tip-top shape.

Mr. Sandless Founder and CEO Daniel Praz recommends that homeowners follow the steps below before placing their home on the market:

  1. Evaluate Your Floors: The first step to determine if your floors need refinishing is to simply give them a good look. Are there areas where the sheen is uneven, or where the finish is missing completely? Are there sections or areas on the floor where there are boards that are turning grey or black? These are all good signs that a floor refinishing is needed. It is not a good idea to simply ignore these signs because if the finish is worn off your floor, board damage could occur, making the refinishing process a costly one with board replacement. 

  2. Consult a Professional: Wood floor refinishing is not something you want to try on your own! While many rental places and big box stores will rent you the equipment to attempt to sand your floor, it takes a solid year of apprenticeship to learn to handle a sanding machine properly. Without this training, you can ruin your floor in just a few moments. Professional floor refinishers, such as Mr. Sandless, have the training, system and know-how to make refinishing a simple and affordable process without moving out of your home!

  3. Choose a Sheen: The sheen you choose for your floors directly impacts the entire feel of your home. So don't be afraid to experiment by asking your professional to show you samples of gloss, semi-gloss and satin finish. A gloss look can add a "wow" factor to the showing of your home, where a satin look will present a more subtle appearance. Choose what is best for the look and feel of your home. 

Mr. Sandless provides an affordable, revolutionary way to refinish wood floors without the odor, mess, and hassle of traditional sanding methods. For more information, visit