Englewood Hardwood Floor Company
While maintaining hardwood floors is usually simple, there are certain floors and finishes that may require special products or care tips. Additionally, there are some products that should be avoided altogether, as they can actually do harm to your floors. Specialists at a hardwood floor company will know exactly what you should do to keep your floors looking like new. They can offer advice and even custom products for the exact type of wood that is in your home.
There are companies that will provide warranties both for the wood and for the work. It is important to get this information ahead of time so you know what to do if there is an issue with your floor. Often times, utilizing a company can mean saving you money if something happens to the wood. For example, if a panel or two is damaged, you may be scrambling to find pieces that match. Professionals can easily help you replace those panels with the exact product, or they can help you find the closest match possible.
There may be areas in your home that are prone to higher traffic levels when compared with other areas. Monitor the traffic patterns and protect various areas with designer throw rugs. You don’t have to sacrifice the beauty of your investment in order to protect it from foot traffic. There are many beautiful home décor products that you may consider using to protect these high traffic areas. In addition, invest in an extra-long rug for the entryway. These “walk-off” rugs allow your guests enough space to thoroughly wipe their feet without having to cram onto one small mat.
Some people consider hardwood flooring to be eco-friendly, as it is a naturally occurring resource. Wood can be grown and reforested with ease. Faster-growing types of flooring materials – like bamboo – are becoming more popular for this reason.
Hardwood floors can actually boost your indoor air quality. They lack the fibers, grout lines and embossing that typically trap dust, pollen, dander and other allergens that some flooring types encounter. It is harder for harmful particles and substances to hide on a hardwood floor, signaling a homeowner that it is time to clean.
Hardwood flooring is a good investment, because they can actually increase the value of your property. Many homebuyers list hardwood flooring on either their “need” or “want” list. Whether you are looking to sell soon or have plans to do so down the road, you may find you get a good return on your investment with hardwood floors.
Hardwood Floor Refinishing
After sanding, utilize an industrial-grade vacuum to collect the dust and particles leftover from the sanding process. Once everything is removed, a polyurethane sealer or a stain and sealer will be applied. There are oil-based and water-based sealers. A flooring specialist can help you decide which is best for your hardwood floor refinishing project.
This traditional method can take a few days so the wood can cure and dry. It can take as long as a week until you will be able to walk on the floors. As an alternative, you can consider a sandless refinishing. This process is relatively new and involves scuffing the floor lightly with a sanding machine. An etching chemical is then applied to the surface. Minor damages to the floor are repaired before a topcoat is applied.
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