10 Reasons Why Hardwood Floors are Better

There are many options to choose from when deciding to install new floors. If you are wondering why hardwood floors are better, we’ve compiled a list of reasons why they are. #1 Easier, Faster, Low-Chemical Cleaning Many think that carpet or tile is easier to clean. That isn’t true. Hardwood doesn’t grow mold between grout, […]

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Cleaning Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors are the foundation of your family, and they take quite a beating! We walk on them, little ones play, dirty feet track dirt onto them, and yet we still expect them to shine at the end of the day. When it’s time for cleaning hardwood floors, you will find that it’s much easier […]

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How many times can my floors be refinished

When sanding a refinishing your floors, be sure to take in consideration the dust factor. Ask your  hardwood flooring refinisher, as if they use a dustless sanding system and whether they charge you extra for using it or not. Our company uses a Dustless Sanding System which eliminates 98% of the dust normally made from sanding […]

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Flooring Hardness

  There are many types of hardwood floors available.  Many homeowners look to install hard, durable flooring in the home.  Fir, pine and bamboo flooring are typically categorized as a softer floor type and Cumaru, Brazillian walnut and Brazillian cherry are categorized as a harder floor.   For a general idea, the scale from soft to […]

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Engineered vs Solid

Engineered floors are good for those do-it-yourself customers.  Engineered flooring works well on basement/concrete flooring or those who wish to install radiant floor heating underneath their floors. Engineered floors cannot be refinished, although there are some who argue that they can be refinished a maximum of one time. Solid wood floors can be refinished multiple times […]

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Prefinished vs Unfinished

There are advantages and disadvantages to both prefinished hardwood floors and unfinished hardwood floors.  As a homeowner, you should go over the options with your hardwood flooring installer and decide what is important for you and which would work best in your home. Prefinished Flooring: There are advantages for prefinished flooring: – They are finished […]

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Types of Hardwood

There are many types of hardwood floors available.  Many homeowners look to install hard, durable flooring in the home.  Fir, pine and bamboo flooring are typically categorized as a softer floor type and Cumaru, Brazillian walnut and Brazillian cherry are categorized as a harder floor.   For a general idea, the scale from soft to hard […]

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MUST READ

Finishes: What sheen to use? Oil based or water based? What’s the difference? Water based finish: Pros: Water based finish is faster drying and low in VOC making it a green product. It is wise to apply 3 coats of finish when using water based to ensure the hardness of your floors. Furniture can be […]

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Repairs and Restoration

Repair work to your floors is always an option. Stained boards can be replaced, certain scratches can be touched up, and dark painted floors can be refinished. Keep in mind that if your floors have stain applied to them to change its color, touch ups and repair work can be difficult to impossible to do. […]

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Recoating and Resealing

If you are looking to Seal or Recoat your floors and are concerned about the fumes and odors, we give you the option of using an Eco-Friendly, low odor/low VOC, water-based finish instead of an oil-based finish. Screen and recoat is often called “buff and recoat”. This process can be used to freshen up your […]

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