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Frequently Asked Questions


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What should I know about maintaining my wood floors?

  • Maintained properly, the life of solid wood flooring can often be greater that other types of flooring.
  • Avoid walking on your hardwood floors with spiked or damaged heeled shoes.
  • Do not use oil soaps, liquid or paste wax or any other cleaning product that contains lemon, citrus, tug oils or silicone to clean your floors.
  • Keep pets nails trimmed to minimize scratches.
  • Wipe up spills immediately and place an absorbent mat under potted plants. Leaving standing water on your floors will not only darkens the boards, but will also warp them.
  • Dust mop or vacuum them regularly. Dusting sprays should never be used on your hardwood floors, as it will make them very slick.
  • A few times a month your floors can be mopped with a lightly dampened mop (we recommend using a micro fiber mop).
  • Place felt pads under furniture legs to prevents scratches. Also, never pull or scoot your furniture across the floor when moving it.
  • Remember hardwood flooring is a natural product, so shrinkage and expanding may happen during certain seasons of the year.

What are the advantages to having wood flooring?

  • Houses with wood floors typically sell faster, and at higher prices than houses with carpet or tile.
  • Wood flooring makes it easier to reduce allergens in your home or business.
  • Hardwood flooring is easier on the legs and back than tile or other hard surface flooring.
  • Wood is a natural resource, renewable and recylable.
  • Maintenance is simple and requires less care than carpeting. Urethane finishes mean no waxing.
  • Maintained properly, the life of solid wood flooring can often be greater than other types of flooring.

How long does the sanding and finishing process take?
Depending on what the square footage of the area is, the process can take anywhere from 5 to 10 days to complete.

How much dust is involved while my floors are being sanded?
While it is virtually impossible for there not to be any dust while sanding the floors, we do our best to seal off the area with heavy weight plastic. Also, we will cover any carpets or furniture that need protection with drop cloths. After the sanding is finish we use our heavy duty vacuums to clean the walls and floor to ensure the area is clean and free of dust. We also, turn off heating and air systems during sanding, open doors and windows (if possible) to do our best to eliminate dust created by sanding.

How long after my hardwood flooring is ordered will it take before they are installed?
This is a very important part of the installation process. The hardwood must reach an equilibrium moisture content (EMC) with the job site conditions to insure a long –lasting, high quality installation.

What if my floors are in good shape, but I want to “freshen” them up?
If your hardwood floors aren’t severely worn down and don’t need to be completely sanded and refinished, you might want to screen sand and recoat them. With screen sanding we lightly scuff up the wood and then apply a single coat of polyurethane. However, this process will not rid your floor of deep scratches, it can be an economical way of freshening your hardwood. (Note: If floors have been previously been cleaned with certain cleaning products finish may not adhere to the floor)

How long before I can move my furniture back in the room were my floors have been sanded and refinished?
We recommend waiting 48 hours after the final coat of finish has been applied. When moving your furniture back place, be careful not to scoot it across the floor . The finish cures over time, therefore we also recommend not throw rugs for at least 2 weeks.

How will I choose the color of my stain?
We feel choosing your stain color should be done in your home and not chosen in a showroom. This way you will have an actual idea of what color looks best with the lighting in the room. Our employees do a great job in helping our customers chose the perfect stain for their floor. We offer a variety of premixed stain colors, but can customize the color to suit your needs.

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