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Hardwood Floor Contractors FAQs

Hardwood Floor Contractors Answer Your FAQs

Inspection should be done from a standing position with normal lighting. Glare, particularly from large windows, magnifies any irregularity in the floors and should not determine acceptance. When study is required to observe the condition, the condition is not likely acceptable.

A finish similar to that found on fine furniture should not be expected. Trash in the finish, a wavy look along strips, deep swirls, or sander marks, and splotchy areas can be indications of inadequate finishing or cleaning. The quality of the finish can be acceptable and still include some of these problems, but they should not appear over the entire floor.

The perimeter and hard to reach areas (i.e. under radiators, around cabinets and cabinet cut-outs, closets, corners, etc.) are most likely to contain these irregularities.

Again, when inspected from a standing position these irregularities may be present but should not be prominent. One, two, or three irregularities in a floor do not make the floor unacceptable. Depending on the nature of the irregularities a spot repair may also be warranted.

Yes! Residential real estate agents say homes with hardwood floors hold their value better, sell faster, and fetch higher prices than a carpeted house. The beauty of our finished product maximizes these advantages.

Selecting a type of wood involves many factors: color, price and durability. Your personal preference is also a factor in determining the type of wood you select. Select a floor that complements your style of living.

Our experts are skilled at helping people narrow their choices.

Wood floors are softer, warmer and easier on your back than tile floors. They are very easy to maintain and are considered a healthier environment. They add a sense of relaxed luxury to any room.

Yes. New wood floors stand up to water and traffic. Wood flooring wears well in bathrooms, kitchens and other higher-stress areas. Our polyurethane finishes resist wear and stains better than other finishes and require no stripping, no buffing and no waxing.

Surface finishes like polyurethane require only simple care…Just dust mop, sweep, or vacuum regularly. Always follow the manufacturer’s cleaning recommendations. When cleaning no longer restores shine, recoat the floor with a surface finish. Never wax a surface-finished floor.

When cleaning a floor, follow the manufacturer’s recommendations. You may generally use a dampened (near dry) mop to maintain a wood floor.

However, excessive moisture will cause damage. Standing water can dull the finish, damage the wood, and leave a discoloring residue. If water spills on a wood floor, immediately wipe it up with a clean cloth.

Place throw rugs or mats at doorways to help protect wood floors from grit, dirt and sand. Place felt pads under furniture legs and vacuum/dust your floor regularly. Tibets Almond Stick can help hide a scratch.

People suffer from sensitivity to chemicals and toxins. Tests by allergists have proven that wood flooring provides a healthier environment for these allergy sufferers. Wood doesn’t harbor irritating dust and microorganisms. Simple regular maintenance – such as dust mopping or vacuuming – keeps wood floors sanitary.

Yes. Far from a depleted resource, hardwood is more available now than ever before. Of the 486 million acres of forestland in the United States classified as commercial, substantially more wood is added in new growth each year than is harvested.

One hundred years or so. Simple care and maintenance keeps wood floors looking beautiful for a lifetime. Instead of laying an entirely new floor when the original is worn the wood floors can be rejuvenated with sanding and refinishing.

When done by a wood flooring professional, wood floors need only to be refinished every 10-15 years or 10-12 times during a floor’s life.

Yes. Wood salvaged from a variety of sources, including old barns and factories, is a popular high-end design trend. Wood recovered from riverbeds is another growing segment of the wood flooring industry. Logs that sank during logging operations years ago are being recovered by a number of companies and used to create truly unique flooring.

The National Wood Flooring Association recommends that you do not use any type of tape (even blue painter tape) and tape it to the floor. The glue on the tape will set-up and adhere to the finish. Then when you pull up the tape, you will pull up the finish. Whenever protecting your floor, please tape paper to paper or tape to the trim.

Yes. If you move your refrigerator across the wood, the weight of the refrigerator is positioned on four wheels. The amount of weight per square inch will make an indentation in your wood floors by crushing the wood fibers. Whenever moving your refrigerator, you should always protect the floor with plywood or sheets of Formica. Cardboard is not hard enough to protect the floor from your refrigerator.

Areas We Service

Connecticut: ANDOVER 06232 06238 ASHFORD 06278 AVON 06001 06032 BERLIN 06023 06037 06051 06052 06111 BLOOMFIELD 06001 06002 06117 BOLTON 06043 BOZRAH 06334 06336 BRISTOL 06010 06011 BURLINGTON 06010 06013 06057 CANTON 06019 06020 06022 06059 06092 CHAPLIN 06235 06247 06256 COLCHESTER 06415 06474 COLUMBIA 06237 COVENTRY 06237 06238 06251 CROMWELL 06067 06416 06457 DURHAM 06422 EAST GRANBY 06026 06081 06096 EAST HADDAM 06415 06423 06469 EAST HAMPTON 06414 06424 06456 06480 EAST HARTFORD 06108 06114 06118 06120 06128 06138 EAST WINDSOR 06016 06088 ELLINGTON 06029 ENFIELD 06083 06088 FARMINGTON 06030 06032 06034 06053 06085 06087 06107 FRANKLIN 06254 GLASTONBURY 06025 06033 06067 06109 06073 GRANBY 06035 06060 06090 HADDAM 06422 06424 06438 06441 06469 HARTFORD 06101 06103 06105 06106 06107 06108 06109 06110 06111 06112 06114 06117 06118 06119 06120 06152 HARTLAND 06027 06060 06063 06065 06091 HEBRON 06231 06248 LEBANON 06237  MANCHESTER   06040 06041 06042 06045 06108 MANSFIELD 06226 06250 06268 06269 06286 MARLBOROUGH 06447 MIDDLEFIELD 06450 06455 06481 MIDDLETOWN 06023 06450 06455 06457 06459 NEW BRITAIN 06050 06051 06052 06053 NEWINGTON 06111 06131 06153 PLAINVILLE 06052 06062 PORTLAND 06073 06416 06480 ROCKY HILL 06033 06067 06073 06109 SALEM 06420 SIMSBURY 06070 06081 06089 06090 06092 SOMERS 06071 06072 SOUTHINGTON 06052 06062 06410 06444 06467 06479 06489 SOUTH WINDSOR  06028 06042 06074 06120 STAFFORD 06071 06075 06076 06077 06279 SUFFIELD 06026 06035 06078 06080 06093 TOLLAND 06084 UNION 06078 06242 06281 VERNON 06066 WEST HARTFORD 06105 06107 06110 06117 06 119 06127 06133 06137 WETHERSFIELD 06033 06106 06109 06114 06129 WILLINGTON 06265 06278 06279 WINDHAM 06226 06256 06266 06280 WINDSOR 06002 06006 06064 06095 06120 WINDSOR LOCKS 06088 06096 06199

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