Typical Project Schedule

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What to Expect: Flooring Installation or Flooring Refinishing

Dilley Floors knows that every flooring job is unique. However, our 40 years of experience has allowed us to formulate processes that streamline the flooring installation and flooring refinishing processes.

You can expect the following timeline for a typical installation or refinishing project:

Day Polyurethane Finish Stain and Polyurethane Finish Water-Based or Acrylic Finish
1 Sand and apply 1st coat Sand and stain Sand and apply first coat
2 Apply 2nd coat Apply 1st polyurethane coat Apply 2nd coat
3 Apply 3rd coat Apply 2nd polyurethane coat Apply 3rd coat
4 Apply 3rd polyurethane coat Apply 4th coat

Other Information

  • For an oil-based polyurethane finish, drying time between coats is approximately 18-24 hours. Air humidity plays a big factor in optimal results, so we recommend you have air conditioning running. You can also use a dehumidifier, but please refrain from using fans.
  • For a water-based or acrylic finish, drying time between coats is approximately 2 hours.
  • Homes with white baseboard trim can expect to do some touch up painting work as the edger rises along the baseboard trim.