Hardwood flooring is a beautiful and durable option for homeowners that provides timeless beauty while complementing almost any style of decor. However, many people don’t realize that there’s one important step you need to take before you start your hardwood flooring installation. It’s called acclimation, and following the proper steps will help you get a lifetime of quality use from your hardwood floors. Here’s what you need to know to get the desired results. What is acclimation? Acclimation is a process that
The holidays are right around the corner and we want to give you some helpful Do’s and Don’t’s to do while you are hosting and enjoying the festivities of the season! It’s always best to start with the Don’t’s: Don’t use oil soaps, waxes or furniture polishes. This will create a build-up on your floors that will actually hold dirt rather than giving the look and feel of a clean floor. Don’t use vinegar and water or ammonia-based products. These products break down
July 30, 2015 There are many things to consider when installing hardwood flooring. We have outlined the top 4 things you should think about before making your decision. Choose the appropriate type of hardwood flooring Not all flooring types are right for all situations. A simple rule of thumb is… do not install solid hardwood below grade (ground level). Engineered hardwood is best suited for installation below grade. Also, the wider the board, the more movement the floor may have. Wide planks look
Its that time of the year! The days are longer, the sun is making more of an appearance, and hopefully that chilly weather is gone until the Fall. Its also a perfect time to take care of a few chores that might have gotten neglected in the past year. Here are a few spring cleaning ideas you can do to make sure your hardwood floors are staying in top shape! Clean baseboards (use a soft broom or old toothbrush to gently remove dust
March 25, 2015 Radiant heat flooring is quickly becoming a new favorite among homeowners. It is quiet, great for families with allergies, highly efficient, and will lower winter energy costs. How Radiant Heat Works Warmth is supplied by hot water tubes or electric wires installed beneath the floor that send gentle heat waves up into the room. These heat waves warm up anything they reach (including your feet!), so although the air temperature in a room may remain relatively the same, you feel
December 1, 2014 It is the most wonderful time of the year! …but not always for your hardwood floors. Between weather, hosting parties, and decorating, holiday festivities can take a toll on your floors. A great article by Daniel J. Praz of Mr. Sandless, points out 4 things to watch out for during the holidays, in order to protect your wood floors. Pictured: Impressions Classic Stout 1. Christmas Trees “Water is the enemy of wood, and if left sitting long enough in one
November 1, 2014 The holidays are right around the corner and we want to give you some helpful Do’s and Don’t’s to do while you are hosting and enjoying the festivities of the season! It’s always best to start with the Don’t’s: Don’t use Oil Soaps, Waxes or furniture polishes. This will create a build up on your floors that will actually hold dirt rather than giving the look and feel of a clean floor. Don’t use vinegar and Water or ammonia based products.
Prepare your home for Hardwood Floors When purchasing hardwood floors, we sometimes let the excitement of getting new floors distract us from all of the work and preparation that must be done before installation can begin. We want to visualize the beauty that the new floors will add to our home immediately. Often times, what seems like something small, is overlooked just so the flooring can be installed faster. This could lead to permanent damage to your newly purchased floors. Before installing