PLANNING

Whether you know exactly what you want or just know that your current floor needs some TLC, we have seen every scenario and situation there is, and we are here to help you with planning and decision making process. Contact us for an in-home consultation today.

GETTING READY

Before we begin working on the floor, you will need to remove all furnishings, draperies, paintings, and other items from the room. If you don't like the noise, you will want to plan to be out of the house that day.

DURING

If your floors are being sanded and refinished, be prepared for some noise. While our dust containment systems minimize debris, no system is 100% effective, so cover up any items that you want to keep free of dust. Once the new finish is applied, you will need to stay off the floor until it has cured.  The amount of time this takes will be dependent on the finish that is used (don't worry, we'll talk about all this!).

AFTER

After the finish has dried, put felt pads on the bottoms of any furniture to minimize scratches and dents. Place rugs at all entrances, avoiding those with rubber backs, which can discolor your floor. Avoid walking on your floors with cleats or high heels.

Keep in mind that no two floor boards will be identical. Variations in appearance are completely normal. As your floor ages, some color change can occur. This also is normal, but can be minimized by limiting exposure to direct sunlight, and periodically moving furniture and rugs. Seasonal humidity change may cause the wood to expand and contract. Cracks are normal and will appear and disappear between floor boards during seasons of high and low humidity. Flooring inspectors recommend inspecting the floor from a standing position in normal lighting to identify irregularities.

Finally, keep your wood floors looking their best by properly maintaining them. Maintain fluctuations in home relative humidity to 30 to 50 percent. Use a cleaning product recommended for your floors and use it regularly to keep them looking beautiful for years to come.