Howdy; newbie to this forum here, and I have a related question.
I am about to clean up my mother's former home so that it can be put on the market for sale. My parents bought it 44 years ago, and lived continously in it from 1972 until a few months ago. Original flooring was hardwood, but carpet was installed (probably) in the early 70's. An addition, a den, was built on a concrete slab with tiles; it too now has carpet installed over it.
I would like to pull up all the carpet, and refinish the original wood flooring. How involved is the process, and how much per square foot should I expect to pay someone to do this? Do they typically pull up the baseboards before they start? If so, I may want to have the (many times) painted over baseboard replaced.
I'm not certain how the floors line up between the dining area (original home wood flooring) and the den (addition, concrete slab with tiles). The carpet in the den will be removed, and the tile will be covered with inexpensive wood flooring (floating). What are some options I should consider in handling the transition line (other than the matching strips I see sold)? Anything unique out there I should be aware of?
Lastly ... the home will have the floors refinished, some minor work done in the kitchen, as well as have every wall re-painted. In what order should these tasks be completed?
As always, thanks in advance!